Today I am joining the blog tour to celebrate the paperback publication for You Me and the Movies by Fiona Collins. This was my first read by Fiona Collins and I am really pleased I picked a copy up, it is a lovely story focused around the relationship of Mac & Arden.
Mac & Arden knew each other many years ago when Arden was still a student and by chance she stumbles across a mute Mac years on from their original relationship. Whilst reading this story it explores past and present day and how they can recall their relationship through the movies. I loved getting to know both Arden and Mac through the film references he recalls and the memories that it triggers for Arden.
A beautiful story that deals with layers of complex issues as you delve deeper into the past, a lovely uplifting story that will make you smile and leave you feeling warmhearted, a true love story.
Arden has just started university when she meets Mac – and quickly falls head over heels for the
handsome, charismatic film lecturer. Their love affair is dramatic, exciting and all consuming; the
sort of thing you only see in the movies. It couldn’t last.
But thirty years later, leading a very different life, Arden is visiting a friend in hospital when she
suddenly comes across the man she never forgot. Badly injured in an accident, Mac can only make
brief references to the classic films they once watched together: Casablanca, A Star is Born, Pretty
Woman among others… and they make Arden remember everything.
The bittersweet memories of their relationship help Arden re-connect with the world in a way she
no longer thought was possible.
But will a movie-worthy love ever be hers again?
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About the Author
Fiona Collins grew up in an Essex village, and after stints in Hong Kong and London, returned to the
Essex countryside where she lives with her husband and three children. She has a degree in Film and
Literature and has had many former careers including TV presenting in Hong Kong, traffic and
weather presenter for BBC local radio and film/TV extra. You can find her on Twitter
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Many thanks to Emma at Damppebbles for the invite to join the blog tour, please remember to like and share to help spread the booklove!