Coming Home to You

Title: Coming Home to You
Author: Liesel Schmidt
Published: October 6th 2014 by Carina UK 
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Blurb: When one door closes…

Zoë and her fiancé Paul had everything ahead of them. So when Paul dies suddenly, Zoë doesn’t recognise the life she’s left with. Helping a friend by housesitting for a stranger is the last thing she wants to do – but she can’t deny that she needs time away from the memories which crowd her flat. So, collecting the keys, Zoë lets herself into her temporary home.

…another one opens.

Surrounded by a stranger’s belongings – his toothbrush, his favourite records, the pictures on his walls – Zoë begins to build a picture of the flat’s owner, Neil, who is away in the military. Driven by a need to know more, Zoë begins writing to Neil and finds herself feeling an unlikely connection with him. But while some people are destined to share our lives forever, others are sent simply to help us on the way. And for Zoë, a new life is just beginning…

*First of all I would like to thank the publishers for sending me a copy of this book via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.*

Review: When we start the book, Zoë is in a very difficult situation. She lost her fiancé, Paul, and his best friend, who was also one of her best friends, disappeared after Paul's death. Her other best friend is in the other end of the world. And Zoë is just taking one day at a time, living without living, stuck in the past, surrounded by grief. So it was very interesting to read how she started living again, first moving to a different house, then following her dream of opening a shop, and then starting to connect with people again. She realised that she was stronger than she thought and that life is full of possibilities. And this is one of the reasons why I liked this book, because it's an uplifting story full of hope.

Plus, when Zoë moved to Neil's house and started writting to him, I thought that the ending of the story was quite predictable but I was greatly surprised by a couple unexpected twists and then, the ending turned out to be completely different to what I had expected. And it's always good when a book manages to surprise you!

Although I have to admit that for a moment I was a bit confused, or maybe I should say sad, because some lies were revealed and one of my favourite characters on the story who seemed like a really good guy, ended up being not that good in reality. But I guess that life is not always nice and fair so we have to learn to move on and to forgive and especially to follow our dreams, just like Zoë.

 And if you want to find out more about the author, Liesel Schmidt, and how her publishing process was, don't miss the interview I posted yesterday with her!

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