This next book will have you feeling all cosy inside. Exactly what you need right now, right?
Art and Soul by Claire Huston
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?
A heart-warming, uplifting romance served with a generous slice of cake.
Look, I can’t help but be honest and say that the storyline of Art and Soul was somewhat predictable. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it. I purposely choose this book because I wanted something familiar, that would make me feel warm and cosy inside. It certainly achieved that.
The wonderful characters are the main reason for my love of Art and Soul. No one is really unlikeable. Now, I do usually like having an unlikeable character thrown into the mix, but it was nice for one just to have happy emotions while reading.
What warmed me the most was Becky and Ronnie’s friendship. It was by no means the main crux of the story but it took centre stage for me. Those two girls have each other’s backs! They are supportive yet honest with each other; everything you could want from a bestie.
I’m a sucker for a good protagonist so Becky was my main character by far. There are many reasons, she is kind, caring, reliable, but what got me the most was how she made me feel motivated to find ways to get what I want/need.
Overall, Art and Soul is an easy-to-read book with a nice story to get lost in. Is that what you need right now? Pick up your copy of Art and Soul here.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.