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Thursday, 21 May 2015

The Love of My Life - Louise Douglas



I miss him with every breath and heartbeat. He should have been my happy ending, he is the sad beginning of my story.

Olivia and Luca Felicone had known each other nearly all their lives, but when they fell in love as teenagers and eloped to London, they broke the hearts of those closest to them. Luca's parents run Marinella's restaurant, the colourful hub of life in the otherwise bleak north-eastern seaside town of Watersford, and his mother, Angela, has never forgiven Olivia for causing such a rift in her beloved family.

On a freezing January night Olivia's life is shattered when she learns that Luca has been killed in a car accident on the M1. She is left with nothing, and after suffering from weeks of overwhelming grief she abandons her job and returns North to where Luca has been buried in Watersford, just to be close to him - even though she knows she will not be welcomes at Marinella's.

Olivia's chance meeting with Luca's married twin brother, Marc, leads to the realization that he is experiencing a loss almost as painful as her own. Their desolation draws them into an affair which both know has no future, but fills the space where Luca should be. It is a course of action that can only spiral out of control, and when it does, the consequences are both explosive and cruel.


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Olivia Felicone finds herself widowed when her beloved husband Luca is killed in a car accident.  His family insist he be buried near to their home in Watersford. Olivia can't cope being so far away from him and decides the only thing to do is move back to where they grew up as children.
Luca has a twin brother Marc and after a chance meeting Olivia and Marc become reliant on one another to get through their grief.
There is no love lost between Olivia and her mother in law Angela and with Marc's wife Nathalie. Olivia and Marc's friendship soon turns into more than either of them had anticipated.

Narrated by Olivia she takes you through her life growing up in Watersford and how she met the Felicone family and what lead her to fall in love with Luca.

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This is the d├ębut novel of Louise Douglas and is a gentle read of love, loss, new beginnings and romance.  Not necessarily the normal type of book I would go for but never the less it was very good and certainly a worthwhile holiday read.

I have downloaded a further novel by this author and I think as time goes on her writing will improve there is certainly potential.

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Moving on my next and possibly final read for May is going to be




Behind Closed Doors by Susan Lewis another new author to my bookshelf

Happy reading one & all


Mx

2 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting. I've just began the new Victoria Thompson. Hope it will be good.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Don't think I've come across this author will have to have a look.

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