I am really excited to be sharing my review for Art & Soul by Claire Huston, when Claire approached me to ask me to read her debut novel I was really excited to dive in.
A brilliant light hearted debut by Claire Huston, she has created bright and vibrant characters that were easy to visualise and with a great contrast of personalities. I loved Becky and the tactics she adopted to reach her goals, I love a savvy woman and she jumped right off the pages at me.
With a teenage daughter who loves to paint, I loved the artistic descriptions and how Charlie’s muse was bought into the story. He was a character who has been knocked in life following his wife leaving and Becky was the perfect person to help him get his life back on track.
A book brimming with complicated relationships, problem solving, friendship and jealousy.
I really enjoyed this story and will definitely look out for more from Claire Huston in the future.
There’s no problem Becky Watson can’t fix. Except her own love life…
Struggling single mother Becky Watson longs to revive her career as a life-fixer, working miracles to solve her clients’ problems, no matter how big or small. Since the birth of her two-year-old son she has been stuck preventing wedding fiascos for the richest and rudest residents of the Comptons, a charming, leafy area of southern England known for its artistic heritage.
So when semi-reclusive local artist Charlie Handren reluctantly hires Becky to fix his six-year creative slump, she’s delighted to set him up with a come-back exhibition and Rachel Stone, the woman of his dreams.
Though they get off to a rocky start, Becky and Charlie soon become close. But as the beautiful Rachel becomes Charlie’s muse, Becky is forced to wonder: will giving Charlie everything he wants mean giving up her own happily ever after?
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About the Author
Claire Huston lives in Warwickshire with her husband and two children. Art and Soul is her first novel.
A keen amateur baker, she enjoys making cakes, biscuits and brownies almost as much as eating them. You can find recipes for all the cakes mentioned in Art and Soul at http://www.clairehuston.co.uk along with over 100 other recipes. This is also where she talks about and reviews books.
As well as her website, you can find her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Goodreads: linktr.ee/clairehuston_author
Many thanks to Claire Huston for my gifted copy of this wonderful debut to read and review. Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love!