Posted in Contemporary Romance, Romance, Young Adult

From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon #BookReview @smenonbooks

🇺🇸 happy Memorial Day all! Today in the US we celebrate memorial day, a day to remember those who have died defending our rights and our country… A huge thanks from me to those who are serving, have served, and have loved ones that are serving or have served🇺🇸

My review today is for a book with a female heroine who is an Indian American. Twinkle’s family came to America so she could have a better life, read my review and meet Twinkle she is quite the delight💫

From Twinkle With Love

From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon

4.5 Twinkling Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

Synopsis

Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director? Dream come true. The fact that it gets her closer to her longtime crush, Neil Roy—a.k.a. Sahil’s twin brother? Dream come true x 2.

When mystery man “N” begins emailing her, Twinkle is sure it’s Neil, finally ready to begin their happily-ever-after. The only slightly inconvenient problem is that, in the course of movie-making, she’s fallen madly in love with the irresistibly adorkable Sahil.

Twinkle soon realizes that resistance is futile: The romance she’s got is not the one she’s scripted. But will it be enough?

Told through the letters Twinkle writes to her favorite female filmmakers, From Twinkle, with Love navigates big truths about friendship, family, and the unexpected places love can find you.

Review

4.5 Twinkling Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

This was a fun, adorable, sweet, YA contemporary that had me smiling the entire book…. there is something so readable about this author’s writing style…. in both this book and ”When Dimple Met Ricci” The characters were brought so amazingly to life….

Twinkle feels like lo woman on the social totem pole… in fact she refers to her self as a “groundling”… and the popular people are referred to as something to do with silk feathered hats…. Twinkle’s ultimate dream in life is to become a movie director, she idolizes all female movie directors… in fact this book is written in letter form, with twinkle writing letters to multiple different female movie directors… a epistolary novel…

Twinkle was a likable, real, naïve, and sometimes very frustrating teenage girl…. she somehow got herself into a love Square… Sahil the boy who has been crushing on her since he was 11, a secret admirer, and then the boy she has a crush on… Sahil’s twin brother Neil…Sahil was super adorable both inside and out, his twin on the other hand? Twinkle really drove me crazy in this situation… and the fact that she did not have a mother to talk to drove me even more crazy(The jury is still out on mom)…. then we have supposed BFF Maddie… first of all I hate the mean girl trope… but Maddie was not being a good friend… and whose to blame?Maddie! not her new group of friends…Ugh! Twinkle really needed a big sister, because mom was so busy pouting or something…. drove me nuts! As I was reading this I was coming up with all kinds of brilliant words of wisdom I should pass on to Twinkle, if I ever were to have the chance…. The biggest of these things being high school is only four years of your life, so in the big scope of life it doesn’t matter who you sit by at lunch in high school… oh and probably more important… date the nice guy you have things in common with, not the hot guy you have nothing in common with! And in this case they are twins, so what’s the problem here?

As you can probably tell I got quite invested in Twinkle and her life… so do I recommend? Absolutely! Fabulous book with some lessons learned at the end, that I really appreciated! Things aren’t always as they seem and the popular feather hat wearing people have problems as well… if you are a parent I’d recommend for kids 12 and up, this is a very clean read…

*** many thanks to the publisher and Net Galley for my copy of this book ***

Have a fabulous day! Berit 💛

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The Letter: Kitty’s Story by Eliza J. Scott #CoverReveal @rararesources @ElizaJScott

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The Letter – Kitty’s Story

Life is anything but peaceful in the chocolate-box pretty village of Lytell Stangdale, where life unravels, and hearts are broken. Full of heart-warming moments, this book with have you crying tears of joy, laughter and sadness.

Thirty-four-year-old Kitty Bennett is trapped in a loveless marriage to criminal barrister, Dan, who’s gradually isolated her from her family and friends. Until the day she (literally) bumps into her first love, the handsome and easy-going Ollie Cartwright – someone she’s done her best to avoid for as long as she can remember. Looking into Ollie’s eyes awakens feelings for him she thought she’d buried deep years ago, and he clearly feels the spark, too. As she walks away, Kitty can’t help but wonder what might have been…

Dan senses that his marriage is on shaky ground and knows he needs to win his wife round. He turns on the charm, skilfully using their two children, Lucas and Lily, as bargaining tools. But Kitty’s older brother, Jimby, and her childhood best-friends, Molly and Violet, have decided enough is enough. For years they’ve had to watch from afar as Kitty’s been browbeaten into an unrecognisable version of herself. They vow to make her see Dan for what he really is, but their attempts are no match for his finely-honed courtroom skills and, against her better judgement, Kitty agrees to give her husband one last chance. But, all-too-soon, a series of heart-breaking events and a shocking secret throw her life into turmoil…

Will Kitty stand by Dan, or will she be brave enough to take the leap and follow her heart to Ollie?

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Publication Date – 29th June 2018

Author Bio –   I live in a village in the North Yorkshire Moors with my husband, two daughters and two black Labradors. When I’m not writing, I can usually be found with my nose in a book/glued to my Kindle, or in my garden. I also enjoy bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off with a visit to a teashop where I can indulge in another two of my favourite things: tea and cake.

Social Media Links –

Blog: Eliza J Scott – elizajscott.com

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