Monday, July 29, 2019

Instructions For Falling In Love Again by Lucy Mitchell

What would you do if your late husband left you a list of instructions on how to fall in love with someone else?

Pippa Browning is faced with this exact dilemma, three years after the death of her husband, Dan.

Buried at the bottom of a drawer are a collection of notebooks full of Dan’s advice on how to live without him.

Pippa’s notebook is red and contains his instructions on how to fall in love again.

But Dan doesn’t just want Pippa to fall in love with anyone – Dan’s crazy suggestion is that Pippa should date his handsome friend, Mikey Stenton, a known thrill-seeking ladies’ man.

Reluctant to follow Dan’s advice, Pippa enters the world of dating. She embarks on a humorous journey of self-discovery, with the help of her children and two best friends. 

It isn’t long before Pippa is finding it hard to ignore Dan’s instructions and Mikey Stenton.

Is Mikey really the man that everyone thinks him to be? Or was Dan right, and Mikey’s simply been misunderstood? 

A heart-warming romantic comedy about motherhood, friendship and finding love, the second time around.  

My Thoughts

As soon as I read the description of this debut I knew I had to get my hands on it. I loved every single minute of this book! The premise is so unique and intriguing that I had to see what it was all about. Listen to this and tell me if you are not just as intrigued as I was...Pippa recalled that Dan had stated to her that by leaving her the notebook he wanted her to "rewrite her fairytale." Oh my lord, right then and there my heart melted.

After three long years without her husband Dan, it is finally time for Pippa to reluctantly read through the notebook he had written her. Her heart strings were tugged at as she recognized his messy writing and she relived their moments together in her mind. Yet surprisingly this was not depressing at all, as the author manages to make this into such a cute, funny book I found myself wanting to actually laugh out loud, I must admit I actually did a couple of times!

Pippa wonders what state of mind her husband was  in to suggest she should fall in love with his buddy Mikey Stenton. Oh she knew who Mikey was. Mikey who shows his bare bottom on Instagram, wandering around the pubs with various women. Life's a party for Mikey Stenton, how could Dan think this was a good fit for a mother of three? Dan had left four notebooks, one for Pippa and one for each of the children, giving them a guideline on how to move on after his death. This struck me as such a thoughtful gesture, as he was "giving them permission" that life needed to go on and it was fine to move forward,  he encouraged it. Except there was a fifth notebook written...who has that notebook and why?

Oh my gosh this book has so many hilarious scenarios and the journey that Pippa took made this a absolute joy to read. Fantastic debut Lucy Mitchell! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us next!

Thank you so much to Sarah Hardy from Book on the Bright Side that invited me along on this fantastic tour! Huge shoutout to Lucy Mitchell for this brilliant debut!

Author Bio:

Instructions For Falling In Love Again is the debut novel from Lucy Mitchell. She lives in South Wales with her husband, her two teenage daughthers, a giant labrador and a gang of unruly cats.
Lucy is the author of the award winning blog, BlondeWriteMore and was a Featured Romance Author on Wattpad. When she is not working or writing, Lucy can be found listening to audiobooks in a muddy field with her dog or sat outside her local pub in the sunshine enjoying a glass of wine.
Instructions For Falling In Love Again is out in June 2019.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for taking part in the blog tour with this fabulous review Kim x


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