Saturday, 23 April 2016

Book tour: One Moment At Sunrise - Karen Aldous + GIVEAWAY

Nothing will ever be the same again…

Evie Grant has spent two years hidden away in a quiet French village, longing to escape her beautiful villa with its blue-shuttered windows. Maybe this summer, the father of her child will keep his broken promises and return to whisk her away to another life. One way or another, Evie’s determined to stop feeling like his dirty little secret…

Yet when a mysterious stranger almost knocks Evie off her bicycle early one morning, her world begins to change in ways she never expected. Embarking on a painful journey of self-discovery, Evie begins to face her darkest fears and rebuild her fragile dreams. But can she ever truly break free from her gilded cage and learn to love again?

My opinion.
This is a difficult review to write. While reading I felt like the book consists of two separate parts. I struggled with the first one. The events, descriptions and dialogue were often confusing and I had trouble truly connecting to the story and its characters. All that changed when the story reached its halfway point. I'm not sure what it was that brought the change, but the story all of a sudden took off. I felt more invested in the characters and the events of the story and really enjoyed reading it.
Evie's passion in the end made me excited and I loved how One Moment At Sunrise was more about her journey to independence and going after her dreams than it was about romance. Don't get me wrong, that was an important and lovely part of the story, but I really liked how she kept any romantic developments at a distance (as much as possible - 'cause you have to give her credit for her restraint!) until she was able to fend for herself and her daughter. Speaking of which, Charlotte must be the most adorable and patient two-year old ever - instantly fell in love with her.
One Moment At Sunrise surprised me and transported me to a sunny, romantic French village and made me long for a summer holiday.


About Karen Aldous: Karen Aldous enjoys village life on the edge of the north-downs in Kent with easy access to the buzz of London. Not only does she love the passive pleasures of reading and writing, she also craves the more active pursuits with her family and friends such as walking, cycling and skiing especially when they involve food and wine!
Karen gets much of her inspiration from her travels and if she had to choose, France, Greece, Switzerland, Italy and the USA would be her favourites. However, wherever she goes, she discovers a new character emerges in 'Karen's World'. She likes to write about strong independent women who can direct their own lives - but struggle to control them! And, of course there's always a gorgeous hunk or two!





This giveaway is for a £15 Amazon Voucher and a copy of the book as first prize 
and a copy of the book as second prize.

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