Monday, 21 April 2014

All in the Leaves - by Pat Elliott + GIVEAWAY

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

A tea-leaf reading.
A prediction of a fabulous life to come.
Can your future really be told in a cup?

Anna is feeling down in the dumps. She's nearly thirty, painfully shy and has no boyfriend. She's still living at home and has a boring job. Can this really be all there is?

A chance bout of tears leads to a tea leaf reading which predicts a wonderful future for her.
A future which promises a new career, a new home and a husband. All by the following Christmas.

Join Anna as opportunities arise, calamity strikes and the battle for happiness begins.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the authir in exchange for an honest review*

A heart warming story about love, friendship and dreams...

Meet Anna, a shy and introverted woman who hasn't had any luck with man in her life so far. She is working hard and dreaming of being a successful web designer. I loved how she pursues her dream and fights for it.
Anna still lives at home with her parents, they have a deep and understanding realationship. Anna hasn't got many friends, but the ones she has are great.
She met her best friend Chloe on her sister Bella's wedding. Chlo and Anna go away for a weekend trip every month. One trip brings them to Edinburgh where the meet some interesting people and they also keep in touch with them.

Now let's come to the title of this book, a friend of Anna's mum (Barb) reads the tea leaves for Anna and suddenly more and more of these oredictions seem to come true. It was lovely following Anna's life and reading about her feelings.

When she finally meets a man, he vanishes again soon. Anna is heartbroken that Seamus had to leave, because of his dauther in the US. Then she meets Clive. They fall in love.
Something unexpected and sad happens and then also Seamus returns.
Anna has to figure out a lot of things about her life...

I loved the bubbly and exciting way Pat wrote this story. However, I thought that the relationships with both man developed too quickly, the L word was mentioned pretty early and also the marriage theme came up quite fast. That's the only thing I didn't like and it made some scenes and parts of the story seem a little unrealistic to me. Also when it came to dealing with certain events and circumstances.

Anna was a great character to realate to and it was awesome to read about her and Chloe's adentures. Chloe's story is part of this novel as well, which I really like, although I have to say: sometimes I didn't like Chloe's behavior.

The scenes in Scotland were wonderful, with the despriptions of the landscape and the scenery, so lovely. Pat's style of writing leads you into the story and makes you see it so clear, I felt like being part of it.

Lovely and wonderful novel with a lot of heart and emotions....


My possible cast:

Anna: Camilla Belle

Seamus: Jude Law

Clive: Jensen Ackles

Pat on Twitter: @Feetpaintwords


1 comment:

  1. Yaay! Giveaway time! Thanks for this S.! ;-)

    I hope there's a lovely family and happiness in my future ;-)