Massive thanks to Charlotte at Harper Collins for my copy of My Pear-Shaped Life by Carmel Harrington which I have loved losing myself in this week!
Wow what a superb book this will leave you smiling and with your spirits soaring. I loved the film references and descriptions of their journey from Kansas to Las Vegas. As Greta rediscovered herself and got to know and love herself, I found myself thinking about things I’d potentially put in my cupboard over the years.
I loved the characters and storyline and read the first half in a sitting as I was so swept along and could really connect with Greta just moving for coffee refills.
Greta was a conflicted main character that faced many battles throughout this book, the story tackles some big themes in body imaging and addiction. I loved the tiny details scattered throughout this book which all added to my ability to connect to Greta’s thoughts and feelings. We have all at some point felt like the girl we meet in this story and this will leave your spirit feeling cleansed and restored and knowing that your not alone.
A book I will definitely be recommending the research demonstrated throughout was evident which added to the relatability of the story. I absolutely loved it, this is a book that will uplift your spirits and have everyone smiling by the end and biting back the happy tears.
She’s hiding so much behind her big smile she’s forgotten who she is.
But Greta is about to discover that the key to being happy is…being you.
Greta Gale has played the part of the funny fat one her entire life, hiding her insecurities behind a big smile. But size doesn’t matter when you can laugh at yourself, right?
Until Greta realises she’s the only one not laughing. And deep down, she’s not sure if she’ll ever laugh again.
But with her world feeling like it’s falling down around her, Greta is about to discover she’s stronger than she feels. And that sometimes the best moments in life come when it’s all gone a bit pear-shaped…
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International bestseller CARMEL HARRINGTON writes uplifting and inspiring books that have captured the hearts of readers worldwide. They have been translated into eight languages and published in eleven countries to date. Her latest novel, My Pear-Shaped Life goes on sale in April 2020. Previous novels include A Thousand Roads Home, The Woman at 72 Derry Lane and Cold Feet, The Lost Years, the official ITV original novel to accompany the hit TV series. Carmel was shortlisted for an Irish Book Award in 2016 and 2017 and won the Kindle Book of the Year and Romantic eBook of the Year in 2014 for her debut novel, Beyond Grace’s Rainbow. Carmel is also a regular on Irish TV as a panellist on Virgin Media’s Elaine show. She lives with her family and rescue dog in a small village in Wexford.
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Carmel is represented by Rowan Lawton of The Soho Agency, London.
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