Wednesday 28 October 2015

A Love Like This by Maria Duffy

Can you get a second chance at love at first sight?

Meet Donna and William, they were born on the same day, in the same Dublin maternity hospital but that's where their similarities end.

Will has grown up in an affluent area and struggles to balance what he wants with what will keep his overbearing mother happy and content.  Across the city,  Donna lives with her older sister, Tina who has raised her since she was a child and she often wonders what life would be like without her problematic mother around.

Donna and Will almost meet many times over the years but something has kept them from that chance meeting until a major tragedy strikes each one of them.  Will decides that he wants to travel the world with the hope of finding happiness as he tries to come to terms with a life-shattering event.  Donna is now alone in the world and decides that there's nothing left for her and makes plans to leave Dublin to fulfill her lifelong dream.  They finally meet more than 10,000 miles away from home so perhaps fate has plans for them still or will it be a case of what could've been......

Maria Duffy has done it once again, I loved this book.  I had it read in a few days and couldn't put it down, it was such a sweet, heart-warming and uplifting book, the story flows well throughout the book.  This story had it all from love, family, tragedy, protectiveness to more sensitive and hard-hitting issues and with a little bit of humor thrown into the mix, this story was handled and written perfectly - I found I had a little tear in my eye at the end along with shedding a few along the way, so grab this book, curl up on the couch and prepare to have a few lump in your throat moments too.

This is Maria Duffy's 5th novel, she has also written Any Dream Will Do, The Terrace, The Letter and One Wish and are all available on Kindle & in all good bookstores.

A Love Like This is available on Kindle & in all good bookstores.

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