Friday 14 June 2019

BLOG TOUR ~ Bonnie and Stan by Anna Stewart

Hi Everyone,

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for Bonnie and Stan by Anna Stewart where I've a review of her latest novel. I was thrilled to be asked by Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers who organised this tour in conjunction with Trapeze Books to take part along with some other fab book bloggers. You can find out who else is taking part in this fabulous Blog Tour at the end of the review so without further ado, here it is:

After 50 years together Stan still adores his wife... so why is he dating again?

Meet Stan and Bonnie who are in their mid seventies and are definite soul mates. They met in Liverpool during the swinging sixties when the Beatles were their soundtrack and the Merseybeat scene. They grew up together and have grown old together, raised their children who in turn have given them grandchildren. They finally decided to take the plunge and build their dream home but disaster strikes when Stan is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Stan is running out of time and he can't bear the thought of leaving Bonnie alone so off he goes along with his granddaughter Greya in search of finding someone to replace him and give Bonnie a new love of her life. And she must never find out.......

I loved this book, packed full of emotion and humour, the characters were great and loved Stan and Bonnie, they remind me so much of my parents (who are thankfully still here today) with their stories of growing up in the swinging sixties. I loved the way the storyline alternated between the sixties and the present day as it gave me a feel for what it was like back then, from the descriptions of the music scene to the clothing, I think I would've enjoyed it too. This book is a slow paced read so don't expect to fly through it but It made you savour the story even more.

This is a bittersweet and heart-warming read, the story flows well throughout the book. I really enjoyed Anna's book which I read in a couple of days. This story had it all a little bit of humor, love, family, protectiveness to more sensitive and hard-hitting issues - 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 with a BIG bar of chocolate and prepare to have a few lump in your throat moments too. It definitely didn't disappoint.

Bonnie and Stan is available in all good bookshops, libraries, on audio and on Kindle where it currently £0.99 at the time of publication of this review. 

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