Friday, 12 October 2012

Review of A Very Accidental Love Story by Claudia Carroll


I had heard a lot of good things about Claudia Carroll’s books, so I was keen to read her latest novel ‘A Very Accidental Love Story’.

Eloise Elliott is a high flying career woman, she is editor of the ‘Post’ where staff are terrified of her and the board refer to her as Madame Editrix. At thirty, she is one of the youngest newspaper editors in the country and works all hours. However, when virtually no one turns up to celebrate her thirtieth birthday, Eloise realizes that she has sacrificed everything for her job. She decides that her life needs to change and has a baby.

Three years on and Eloise is frantically trying to balance everything. She loves her daughter Lily, but realizes that she has a lot of questions to answer when Lily starts asking who and where her Daddy is. What follows is a determined and heartwarming journey to track down Lily’s real father. There are quite a few hilarious moments as Eloise uses her journalistic skills to work out who he might be and where he could be.

Eloise is a fascinating character. At first, I felt that she was a little selfish as she was always working and hardly spending anytime with her daughter. However, by the end of the book my mind had totally changed and I admired her for all of the sacrifices that she had made. Seth is a great character and again, he has totally transformed by the end of the book.

I loved this story, the characters really change and grow over the course of the novel. Carroll’s writing draws the reader right into the story making it an addictive read for me.

The cover is gorgeous too!

Thank you to Avon for sending me a copy to review.

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