It’s Sophia’s last week in Tokyo, and she’s going to make it count…
Sophia has spent her life ping-ponging between different countries and schools, so, in theory, saying goodbye should be easy. But now she’s leaving Tokyo – the place that finally felt like home. The only way she can get through this is to make her final week perfect.
Then Jamie Foster-Collins shows up, just in time to ruin everything. Jamie and Sophia used to be friends . . . and his return stirs up feelings she thought she’d forgotten.
Suddenly, hours and minutes become meaningless. Only time spent together, exploring the hidden streets of the city they love, is real.
I won this book in a competition. The story drew me in from the first chapter and hooked me straight away. I needed a book that I didn’t have to concentrate on and this book was perfect. It was interesting to find out about Japan as I don’t know much about the country. I learnt all about their culture and food. This is a young adult book.
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Two couples. Two love stories. One epic tale.
Ninety-one-year-old Ira Levinson is in trouble. Struggling to stay conscious after a car crash, with his mind fading, an image of his adored – and long-dead – wife Ruth appears. Urging him to hang on, she lovingly recounts the joys and sorrows of their life together – how they met, the dark days of WWII and its unrelenting effect on their families.
A few miles away, college student Sophia Danko’s life is about to change. Recovering from a break-up, she meets the young, rugged Luke and is thrown into a world far removed from her privileged school life. Sophia sees a new and tantalising future for herself, but Luke is keeping a secret that could destroy it all.
Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples, separated by years and experience, whose lives are about to converge in the most unexpected – and shocking – of ways.
Nicholas Spark is a new author to me, so I wasn’t sure what to really expect. I have to say I absolutely loved this book, so much so that I read it within 4 days of receiving my copy. I was hooked from the beginning and loved how the two stories entwined together. The story has everything going for it, it made me laugh out loud, it made me smile, it made me shed a few tears. It was just brilliant. I would highly recommend this book.
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Kat has never understood why she was sent at the age of seven from Greece to live in England with her Aunt Tigi. When she receives an email from her grandmother, the first contact in over twenty years, informing her of her mother’s death, she knows this could be her last chance to find out the truth. Little by little she finds out the shocking facts as her grandmother opens her heart.
It seems everyone has a secret to tell, not only her grandmother, as Manoli, her school friend, also harbours a guilty secret. Then there’s a twenty year old mystery to solve as well as a murder and what happened to the missing Church treasure?
The cover of this book drew me to it immediately. You can imagine being there, feeling the warmth on your skin and smelling the beautiful flowers. I now am pretty sure that’s where I would love to go on holiday and explore the breathtaking scenery. I loved the plot of this story and the different array of characters were bought to life by Julie. This book is written in four separate parts going from past to present which I found very easy to follow. A brilliant must read, though wish I could of been on the Greek Island when I was reading it. Now am going to read Jenna’s Journey which is Julie’s first novel. Thank you for letting me review your book Julie Ryan. 🙂