Megan’s Way – Melissa Foster

SUNDAY 17th JUNE 2012

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

Good Afternoon and Happy Father’s Day to all you Fabulous Father’s out there! Once I have written this post I am taking my special daddy out for Fish and Chips at the glorious North East Seaside yum yum!

Thoughts of food aside, this week I finished reading an amazing, emotional story called Megan’s Wayby Melissa Foster.

It follows Megan Taylor; a single parent who is battling a cancer that has returned with the emotional turmoil of a decision she needs to make. Accompanied by her fourteen year old daughter, Olivia, and her best friend Holly, the author takes us on Megan’s journey that explores the intricate relationship between a mother and a daughter, as well as two old friends.

The story is beautifully written and thought-provoking; it certainly put a few things in perspective for me.

The characters are really strong, especially Olivia’s – who is a rollercoaster of emotion throughout the book and I felt each moment of anger, her fears and confusion for the future and her utter distress at the whole situation.

There are also elements of mystery to the book that makes you want to keep on reading; who is Olivia’s father? What secret is Holly hiding?

The book has won a few awards and is currently being adapted into a film. Find out more about the author and her books on Melissa Foster’s website.

An emotional story beautifully written.

Love Missuswolf xxx

Lauren Conrad – LA Candy Series

TUESDAY 05th JUNE 2012

Happy Jubilee Weekend Everyone!

I hope you are all enjoying the celebrations (by us Brits certainly know how to put on a party!) and of course the extra day of work (which sadly does not apply to us shift workers – never mind.)

 

Since the amazing warm weather –  that seems to have slipped away as fast as it came – I have been engrossed in The Hills star Lauren Conrad’s series of books based on a  reality TV Show LA Candy.

They have been the perfect books to sit and read in the garden whilst soaking up the rays in Costa Del Cramlington, pretending I am in the land of LA.

There are three books in the series; LA Candy, Sweet Little Lies and Sugar and Spice.

They centre around four girls in their late teens who are picked to appear on a new reality TV series called LA Candy. However, as the books progress, not so much appears to be ‘reality’ anymore.

It’s interesting to read them as I felt LC has let us take a sneak peak into something not too dissimilar to what she experienced, and how us viewers are sucked into the reality tv shows with a belief that they are in fact, the real lives of these people. Of course, some elements of them are – but it has been a wonderful insight to see how it is not all the fame and glamour that we perceive it to be; the harassment from the paparazzi and the strong media influence on a persons reputation to name but a few.

I finished the last novel in the series, Sugar and Spice, in the wee small hours of night shift last night. and I have throughly enjoyed the scandals and the dramas.

 

LC is certainly one of the people I look up to;  I admire her sense of style and how, despite her fame, she keeps her cool and since The Hills has been involved with her own projects – such as these books – as well as her own Beauty Blog The Beauty Department. Well done LC!

 

I would recommend all three books for a wonderful, light-hearted piece of escapism.

Love Missuswolf xxx

 

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