24.3.10

Book Review: The Difference a Day Makes by Carole Matthews


I read The Difference a Day Makes by Carole Matthews over the weekend and I thought that it was a really lovely book.
William and Amy Ashurst love their busy London lives and high flying careers. They have two beautiful children and a Nanny who works miracles to look after them all. But then William collapses on his commute to work and when fully recovered he vows that he will never return to the rat race. So three months later the whole family move to Helmshill Grange in the stunning Yorkshire Moors. William may be living his dream but it is going to take Amy a lot longer to fall in love with life in the country. However, tragedy strikes the Ashurst family and Amy has to decide she can make the dream last especially as it is not her own.
I thought that Amy was a brilliant character, I found her entirely believable. It is so clear how she changes throughout the book as she realises that what she thinks she wants may not be what she truly wants and needs.
I loved the contrast between London and the Yorkshire Moors, especially when Amy pays a visit to her old life after being in the country for a while.
Carole Matthews writes with great humour and warmth and I didn't want the book to end.

I am off to the Headline blogger's party at their HQ in London today and Carole Matthews will be in attendance along with several other exciting authors. I shall tell you all about it when I get back!

6 comments:

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Great review! Have fun at the Headline party! I can't wait to hear about it once you get back! :)

verity said...

Wow - lucky you going to that event! I quite like Carole Matthews :)

Dot said...

Bookalicious Ramblings- Thank you, should be a lovely afternoon!

Verity- Me too, I'm looking forward to meeting her.

Nadia said...

What a fab review! I've never heard of Carole Matthews, but after reading your post I think that I will have to keep an eye out now. I'll be adding this book to my growing pile of TBRs. Cheers!! Have a fab time at the Headline Party!!

Kim said...

This sounds like fun, Dot, I will have to look out for Carole Matthews as i haven't read anything of hers yet.
Do tell all after you have been to the party I'm sure you'll have a great time.

Dot said...

Nadia and Kim- I think that you would both really enjoy Carole Matthews. I met her yesterday and she was lovely, I shall post about the Headline party as soon as I get chance!

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