Today I am sharing my review for Live a Little as part of the blog tour, this was a first from this author for me and I enjoyed the style in which it was written.
The story is focused on sisters Lottie & Tina who have very different personalities and their road trip across America in memory of their sister Mia. This is an emotionally charged story where lots of things are both said and left unsaid and they both have to deal with their conflicting emotions about what really happened to their sister.
I really enjoyed this book and the differing yet addictive personalities of both sisters, it will make you laugh and it will make you feel the deep loss both sisters have experienced. A lovely heartwarming story that will make you hug your sister a little tighter next time you see her.
Lottie has always followed the rules, her life is comfortable and she is – finally, finally – marrying her long-term, reliable, boyfriend Dean.
Tina is carefree, wild and, maybe, just a little bit careless. She doesn’t understand Lottie’s obsession with settling down with ‘dull Dean’, there’s so much to explore in the world.
The two sisters have drifted apart, living in different countries until the death of their older sister, Mia. Mia was the glue that held them together, made them a family and without her Lottie and Tina realise how little they know each other.
Desperate to remedy this, Tina convinces Lottie to cancel her hen do, fly halfway around the world and set out on a road trip across the US, just the two of them.
But Tina has one more thing up her sleeve to shake up Lottie’s life – she must say yes to everything Tina suggests, no matter what.
Available to purchase here
About the Author
Madeleine Reiss was born in Athens. She worked for some years in an agency for street performers and comedians and then as a journalist and publicist. She currently works part-time at a brain injury charity and writes novels for the rest of the week. She has two sons and one grandson and lives in Cambridge with her husband and an extremely paranoid cat called Ruby.
She wrote her first novel at the age of fifty after her mother badgered her to enter a book writing competition that was being advertised on The Alan Titchmarsh Show. In order to stop her mother phoning her up and asking if she had done anything about it yet, she sent off three chapters of a book she had started and abandoned a few years before. To her amazement she won the competition and a publishing contract with Harper Collins. Joy was quickly followed by anxiety since she knew she then had to actually write the book.
This book was ‘Someone To Watch Over Me’. Since then she has written two more – ‘This Last Kiss’ and ‘Before We Say Goodbye.’
Many thanks to Tracy at Compulsive Readers for inviting me to take part and please remember to like and share!