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Book Review: The Second Love of my Life by Victoria Walters
Today I review The Second Love of my Life, Victoria Walters' debut novel. Many people have absolutely loved this book but for some reason, it didn't blown me away as much as I was expecting. Do you want to know why? Have a look at my thoughts about it here:
Title: The Second Love of my Life
Author: Victoria Walters
Published: April 7th 2016 by Headline Review
Blurb: In the Cornish town of Talting, everyone is famous for something.
Until recently Rose was known for many things: her infectious positivity; her unique artistic talent; and her devotion to childhood sweetheart Lucas.
But two years ago that changed in one unthinkable moment. Now, Rose is known for being the young woman who became a widow aged just twenty-four.
Though Rose knows that life must go on, the thought of carving out a new future for herself is one she can barely entertain. Until a newcomer, Robert, arrives in Talting for the summer...
Can Rose allow herself the chance to love again?
Review: Before picking this book, I had heart great things about it so I guess my expectations were really high, maybe too high. After reading it, I can't tell you that I didn't enjoy this story, because I did. But I can't tell either that I loved it. I did see great potential in it and Rose was a really interesting character to read about but her story didn't blow me away as I was expecting.
Rose lost her husband two years ago and is still struggling to get her life back to normal. She hasn't picked her painting brush, her passion, for two years. But the appearance of a mysterious man, makes her start reconsidering her life. The mysterious man is Robert, who you can tell from the beginning is hiding quite a big secret. I didn't really get Robert, I was curious about him at the beginning but I soon lost interest in him. I was also not really sure he was a good match for Rose.
But as I said, Rose was a very interesting character. I think the author portrayed her feelings extremely well as you could clearly sense her struggles and doubts. And you couldn't help but care for her. But all in all, the story dragged a bit too much for me. Especially as everyone in town wanted to be part of the story and I think Rose deserved to have her own story with no interference.
The Second Love of my Love is an emotional and complex story that will touch many hearts. And I'm sure Victoria Walters will write many more beautiful stories as I found her writing really touching and sincere.
Rating: 3 stars