12.4.10

Book Review: It's Now or Never by Carole Matthews

I was lucky enough to get a copy of this book at the Headline event last month. It has only taken me two days to read it as once again, Carole Matthews has created a story that draws you straight in.
Annie and Lauren are twin sisters and when they attend their older sister's lavish Birthday party at the Dorchester they begin to wonder why their lives are so far removed from the glamorous world that Chelsea inhabits. Whilst Chelsea has the gorgeous and successful husband and picture-perfect family; Annie's husband would rather spend his time fishing and Lauren's boyfriend already had a picture-perfect wife and family of his own. After drowning their sorrows with several bottles of champagne, Annie and Lauren decide to give themselves a year to turn their lives around.
I warmed instantly to the characters of Annie and Lauren and I was willing them to get the perfect endings that they both wanted. I think that we all have points in our life where we take stock of everything and consider our hopes and wishes for the future. Carole Matthews shows that there is nothing wrong with wanting more in life but that we have to be grateful for what we do have and not lose sight of what is really important.
The writing style is extremely witty and I found myself laughing out loud on several occasions. I would highly recommend this book, it has great characters and a story that I am sure many readers would identify with.

9 comments:

verity said...

Envious!!! You get such lovely books. I like Carole Matthews and hope this will turn up in the library soon

Dot said...

Verity- I am very lucky! I really enjoyed this one, looking forward to reading more of her books.

Rhiana said...

I don't think I've read anything by Carole Matthews before, but this does sound worth adding to the wishlist!

Dot said...

Rhiana- I think that you would really like Carole Matthews and she has written loads of books for you to choose from!

Shan said...

This is going on my to read list. I've seen her name a lot of places but haven't picked up anything by her. I guess I've wondered whether it would be any good and didn't see anything that jumped out at me saying it would be. But this book sounds great, and I'm glad you said that you laughed out loud, that's what I'm looking for!

Nadia said...

This book sounds like just what I need right now - as I am re-evaluating my life at the moment. Will definitley be checking my local book shop for it. Thanks for the heads up, Dot! And, great post!!

Dot said...

Shan- Hope that you enjoy it, I love it when a book makes you laugh out loud!

Nadia- I thought it was brilliant, makes you have a good think about things!

Meg said...

Sounds like such fun! Books about sisters grab me every time and if you're laughing, that's awesome.

Dot said...

Meg- I love books about sisters too, this one was really good!

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