Sunday 26 February 2017
**Blog Tour** Love Them And Leave Them - Sue Shepherd
Welcome to my stop on the Love Them And Leave Them blog tour.
After featuring author Sue Shepherd on my Isle of Wight Virtual Mini Book Festival last year I was delighted to be offered the chance to read Sue's latest novel and be on her blog tour.
Love Them And Leave Them is a clever combination of two books rolled into one. Confused? If you've ever watched the movie Sliding Doors then you'll know exactly what I mean. It's all about choices that we make in our day to day lives and how those decisions affect our future.
Ed is driving home one night when he makes a split second decision that means that his daughter Jessie's life takes one path meaning that she's stuck in a rut with a dead end job and unreliable boyfriend and the prospect of never fulfilling her dreams.
But what if Ed had made a different decision that fateful night whilst driving home? Jessica would have a successful career, a loving boyfriend and a great future ahead of her.
Six years after that night we, as the reader, follow Jessie/Jessica as she encounters the same people but in very different scenarios and we see the full affect of Ed's choice.
This type of story had the potential to be confusing for the reader but Sue Shephed has done a terrific job in making it very clear which story is which and at the same time ensuring that it flows seamlessly from one version to another. It's an easy and addictive read but it's one that's full of depth and I felt that the dual time frame aspect meant that you got a deeper insight into all of the characters.
Love Them And Leave Them is a book that will charm you and leave you wondering about your own life choices and pondering what you're up to in your own parallel universe.
With kind thanks to the author and Ian at Corazon Books for the review copy.