Elizabeth met Ian at university when she was 18 years old and they have been together ever since. Ten years later, all their friends are getting married, while Elizabeth is still waiting for Ian to propose. And when she thinks he is finally popping the question, he announces that he can’t see a future with her.
Heartbroken, Elizabeth moves back to her family home and tries to move on with her life. She soon realises that since she’s been with Ian, she is no longer the funny, outgoing person she used to be. She had dreams and aspirations that she gave up on. So she decides to get back to her old self, the one who used to go dancing in clubs, who used to sing all the time, who used to wear high heels, and not turn down a night out with friends.
Although I found the character of Elizabeth a bit too self-absorbed at times, I found her entertaining and liked her vitality and determination as she goes on a journey of self-rediscovery. This is the first novel by Giovanna Fletcher that I have read and I really enjoyed it. I like her writing style, fluid and clear, and she created an engaging, feel-good, and thought-provoking story. Now, I am looking forward to reading all her other novels. (NP)
Giovanna Fletcher's latest novel, Some Kind of Wonderful, is about woman's journey of self-discovery. The synopsis says: "Lizzy and Ian have been a couple since their first day at university. Now, after celebrating a decade together, everyone thinks they're about to get engaged. A romantic escape to Dubai is the perfect moment, but instead of the proposal Lizzy hopes for, Ian reveals he's not sure he even wants her anymore.
Lizzy is heartbroken. But through the tears, she realises this is her chance to seize the opportunities she missed as Ian's other half. But what does she want? How much of her is really Lizzy, and how much was Ian's influence? Determined to discover who she is at heart, Lizzy sets out to rediscover the girl she was before - and in the meantime, have a little fun ..." Some Kind of Wonderful is out in November 2017.