Friday, January 3, 2014

Take A Look At Me Now - Review

Review by K.T Sullivan

Nell Sullivan loses her job and her boyfriend on the same day. Determined to change her life, she takes her severance check and leaves London. She’ll stay with her cousin, Lizzie, in San Francisco and plot out a new life direction. The sights and sounds are so different and enticing to Nell. She joins Lizzie, as a volunteer, teaching children how to bake. This sparks her love of cooking and plants an idea of opening an American style diner in London. She interns at a legendary diner and learns so much. And meets Max who makes her forget the bad memories from home. When it’s time to return to London, Nell is torn between her new life and love and her true roots. On the day she’s scheduled to leave, Max’s secret life is revealed and her ex offers an olive branch. Nell hurries back to reignite her London life, but old wounds never heal. Who is her true love and will her dream restaurant rise from the ashes?
Nell is a fun character on the brink of change, but faced with a few handsome and one delicious fork in the road. Dickinson weaves her through many choices, making a solid decision hard without consequences. This is a believable set of circumstances for the reader. The secondary players are memorable and add much to the book. The author uses San Francisco as a beautiful background in the story. It’s easy to see why Nell is so charmed with the city. A recommended read.

Miranda is a Sunday Times Bestselling author of four books, has been shortlisted twice for RNA awards (for Novel of the Year in 2010 with Fairytale of New York and again in 2012 for Contemporary Novel of the Year for It Started With a Kiss), has been published in seven languages and been a bestseller in four countries, and has sold over half a million books.

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