Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Review: The Sw19 Club by Nicola May

What would you do if you were told you could never have children?

Faced with this news, Gracie Davies is at an all-time low. But with the support of some new Wimbledon friends, an unorthodox therapist, her hippy-chick sister Naomi and Czech call-girl Maya, she sets up The SW19 Club and begins her rocky journey to inner peace and happiness. Add in a passionate fling with handsome landscaper Ed, a fairytale encounter with a Hollywood filmstar and the persistence of her adulterous ex, life is anything but predictable…
 



Review: aww, I love a Nicola May book, I've read all of her full-length novels now and picking up this latest one felt like being home. She has a fast-paced writing style that adds to the humour of her writing and the subjects she writes about are always relevant and apply to her readers. 

This book tackles the subject of miscarriage and infertility and I think that was a very brave subject to write about. I have several friends who are going through similar things to the stuff that Gracie goes through in the book and all of the content was factually correct and was dealt with in a sensitive style will just enoug to detail to please any reader. Although the subject matter is serious and is something which will pull on the emotions of most readers, the book is still a great read with plenty of other events going on and secondary storylines which are entertaining and keep the book flowing well. 

I liked Gracie as a character although she was somewhat indecisive and short tempered which occasionally annoyed me, but overall I was pleased with the ending that she got because I think that she got everything that she deserved, her relationship with her sister and her nephew is wonderful and I really enjoyed reading that part of the book, strong family relationships are so important when you are going through what Gracie was going through.  The men in the book are fairly hot and handsome, I'd didn't find myself warming to any one of them more than the others but they each had merits in their own right. There is something that one of the main male leads in the book experiences that is fairly full-on but again, this is dealt with in a sensitive way and is relevant to what people go through in real life. 

This book has short chapters and an epilogue, which I love! It meant that it was fast paced and indeed, I read this book in two sittings and found myself switching to read on my phone just so I could finish it off in bed without waking anybody up! It was entertaining, I felt like I knew Gracie and her family and I really enjoyed the endings that everybody got. Some serious issues are dealt with, real life is dealt with and it was just a well-rounded but entertaining read! 

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