Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Letters To Eloise Book Review*

We're back for another book review! This time, I've been reading Letters To Eloise by Emily WIlliams and you have to go read it now.

When Emily first contacted me, asking me to read and review her debut novel, Letters To Eloise, I jumped at the opportunity. Her description of the novel had me intrigued, and it sounded like just my kind of book. The main character, Flora, finds herself pregnant during her final year at university. Her story is told through diary-type letters she writes to her Little Bump throughout the course of the pregnancy, and through these letters we learn about all her relationships with the different people in her life. As she works through her final year, and learns more about the baby she's carrying, there are many laughable moments to break up the more serious storyline that is underlying - just what is Flora not telling us in her letters?
The blurb given for Letters to Eloise is
When post-graduate student Flora falls unexpectedly pregnant during her final year studies she hits a huge predicament; continue a recent affair with her handsome but mysterious lecturer who dazzles her with love letters taken from the ancient tale of ‘Abelard and Heloise’, or chase after the past with her estranged first love? But will either man be there to support her during the turmoil ahead?
Now, before we begin, I was reading a PDF of the book on my Kindle so can't comment on the layout really, but Emily's novel is available to buy as either an ebook or a paperback from Amazon - I'll include the link at the bottom of the page for anyone interested in buying it!
I just adored reading this novel. It actually pained me that I couldn't read it as fast as I wanted during the exams. I found it so incredibly easy to connect with Flora, and felt everything she was going through - not something authors normally manage to get me through so a major congratulations to Emily Williams for that!

The style of writing, and the clear separation between past and present events, made this a thoroughly enjoyable book that I would recommend to absolutely anyone, but especially those who enjoyed Bridget Jones' Diary, as the diary entry letters reminded me so much of my favourite female character.
If you're looking for a summer read, Letters To Eloise should definitely be at the top of your lists. I can't stress enough just how much I loved reading it, and I'm already considering re-reading it once I get through my next couple of books! Remember, you can buy Letters to Eloise here if you'd like something great and light to read on holiday, or even just on a wet Sunday afternoon!
Now, what shall I read next?

*This book was sent to me for free by the author to review, however all opinions expressed above are 100% my own and are not influenced by any other person. I have taken both the image in the post and the feature image from Amazon.co.uk, where you can purchase this book for yourself


  1. Oooh this sounds SO interesting. I've been longing to read a "light" book in ages, and this sounds perfect for me! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Lizzie Bee // Hello Lizzie Bee

  2. I love a good book review, I need more things to read and these always give me new ideas! Xx


  3. This book sounds like an incredible read! Thanks for posting this :)

  4. This sounds a very intriguing read and the letter format is special, I love books like that!

    Kirsty | The Monday Project | themondayproject.co.uk

  5. Ooh this book sounds like something I'd enjoy reading - great review. I've popped it on my 'to read' list :)
    - www.roisinslatest.com

  6. This sounds interesting, I'll have to give it a read at some point! Thanks for sharing x

    Ashleigh | https://xashleighwrites.wordpress.com

  7. This sounds brilliant! My TBR list is growing & growing - I may just add this on to my evergrowing reading list!

    Charlene McElhinney

  8. This sounds like a really good read! I haven't read many books which are like diary entries, sounds good, I want to give it a go!

    Becca x

  9. I absolutely love novels that are written through letters and diary entries, will definitely be finding a copy of this!

  10. Been looking for something new to read! Just finished "Into the Water" which is written in a sort of diary form, and I really enjoyed it so I may well check this one out :)


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