Firstly I wish to thank Anne Cater for inviting me on the Blog Tour for The Accidental Love Letter by Olivia Beirne
What would you do if you received a love letter that wasn’t meant for you? Bea used to feel confident, outgoing and fun, but she’s not sure where that person went. Over the last few months, she’s found herself becoming reclusive and withdrawn. And despite living with her two best friends, she’s never felt lonelier. To make things worse, she’s become so dependent on her daily routine, she’s started to slip out of everyone else’s. But when a mysterious battered envelope covered in stars lands on her doormat, Bea wonders if she could find the courage to open it. It isn’t addressed to her, but it could be… if you squinted.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This was a real curl up on my sofa with a nice glass of something read as it warmed my insides, made me giggle and brought tears to my eyes. Bea lives by routines and schedules, set days for doing set things but it leaves little room to fit anything new into it, especially people. Her two friends that she house shares with have boyfriends, but not Bea, she is quite happy on her own. Life is so much easier just to agree with everyone than say what she feels and wants. Bea calls in on their neighbour Joy who had been a friend of her mum. If anything bothers Bea she calls her mum but always has to leave a message for her to get back to her.
When an unexpected letter arrives, with B on it she knows it isn’t for her but curiosity gets the better of her. Bea writes a reply but when one of her housemates sees it she posts it and so begins a double life for Bea as she is pushed into uncomfortable situations that bring new people into her life.
Bea is quite timid, accepting what others want rather than confronting them, it isn’t that the people she knows are horrid, she has simply become a pushover. When Bea gets a letter back to her unintentional reply she grasps it like a lifeline, I mean what harm could it do? I loved the world that opened up to Bea and the situations that she forced herself into. Life was no longer just about her. The characters she meets felt so very real with moments that made me chuckle till I cried followed by moments where I cried because I knew how she felt. A beautifully written story that made me glow just loved it.
I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Olivia Beirne is the bestselling author of The List That Changed My Life and lives in Buckinghamshire. She has worked as a waitress, a pottery painter and a casting assistant, but being a writer is definitely her favourite job yet. You can keep in touch with Olivia through her website oliviabeirne.co.uk, or via Olivia_Beirne on Twitter, olivia.beirne on Instagram and /Olivia-Beirne on Facebook.
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