What would you do if you received a love letter that wasn’t meant for you?

Bea used to feel confident, outgoing and fun, but she’s not sure where that person went.

Over the last few months, she’s found herself becoming reclusive and withdrawn. And despite living with her two best friends, she’s never felt lonelier. To make things worse, she’s become so dependent on her daily routine, she’s started to slip out of everyone else’s.

But when a mysterious battered envelope covered in stars lands on her doormat, Bea wonders if she could find the courage to open it.

It isn’t addressed to her, but it could be… if you squinted..

My thoughts:

Thank you to Headline Review for a review copy of this book – my thoughts are my own.

This is the first book I’ve read by Olivia Beirne – I’m not sure how I missed The List That Changed My Life which has fantastic reviews on Amazon (and has now been added to my wish list).

I must admit that I wasn’t totally sure whether I was going to enjoy the book – Bea’s life sounds very lonely at the start of the story. However, without giving away any spoilers, please keep reading to see what happens after Bea reads the accidental love letter.

Bea is a character who grows on you, she has been through some tough times but is there to help other people she recognises are going through similar lows, although some she notices quicker than others. The book recognises why we need to look out for each other, sometimes we need more support than before and it is important not to believe the ‘perfect’ social media posts.

I enjoyed the story and it was an enjoyable read during Lockdown in the UK in Spring 2020. I recommend buying a copy to find out what happens to Bea – being published on 16th April 2020.

The Author:

Olivia Beirne is a best selling author, who previously worked as a waitress, a pottery painter and a casting assistant, but being a writer is definitely her favourite job yet. She lives in Buckinghamshire.

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By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum of teenagers. Adopter of dogs.

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