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Love Is a Four Letter Word This book is chic lit I don't often read chic lit but this was actually uite a good readBella is single and about to lose the plot when she decides to buy a house in a small town and reinvent her life as they do in these kinds of booksInevitably her dislike for the idea of love is changed when she meets a fabulous man and the usual come here go away stuff of this genre happensBut in addition to that there are real women's issues discussed too Bella has a difficult mother to deal with a placatory father to support a career decision to make and some mourning to do before she can truly be available to love and be loved Thsi kind of real stuff for me lifted this book from chic lit to what I like to call women litI must admit to tears in my eyes and a breathless anticipation as I waited for Bella to get 'there' An easy but still thought provoking read Genuinely enjoyed this book the character dialogue is very witty had me laughing aloud in parts I salvaged the book from a collection destined for the charity shop largely because the authors names starting with the same letter earned me a reading challenge tick I'm very pleased it turned out to be an enjoyable funny and sexy at times story Laura ha trentatré anni e una convinzione basta con uella parola checomincia per A Per uella semplice parola di cinue lettere ha giàsofferto troppo e non è disposta a sentirla o a pronunciarla una volta di piùCosì uando lascia Londra per cambiare città e lavoro comincia la sua nuovavita con uest'unico e fermo proposito E niente potrà dissuaderla O almenocosì crede Honestly one of my new favourite books I don't think this is given the credit it deserves I love how the chapters aren't too long and I'd end up reading 8 chapters a night I didn't want to put it down😭 so sad when i finished it i wish there was a series to follow Bella's life with 'the people around her' lets say Loved it soooo much If you love funny completely relatable romance you'll love this Genuinely had me laughing out loud Thank you Claire Calman xxx Didn't grab me at first but had me engrossed by the end I loved this book a new author for me I started it thinking she’s trying too hard by the end of the book I felt it was a book that will stay with me for a long time I can wait to read the rest of her books This was boring and the protagonist was irritating It's a nice fluff novel but there are better ones Enjoyed light read happy ending This is the book that made me a Claire Calman fan It's not perfect but it's stayed with me for years and I love it as much for its flaws as in spite of themThere's a lot going on here grief memory found family a troubled mother daughter relationship Starting over and letting go Bella is a complex heroine who's so stubborn and relatable I just don't know whether I want to give her a hug or shake some sense into herCalman switches to present tense to recount Bella's memories which makes them feel intimate and immediate the way a stray thought or a smell can put you right back into a moment in time The whole book is written like that moments in time stitched together sometimes in scenes only a few lines long It's like how you remember a really great holiday as a highlight reel and automatically edit out the boring bits like the bum numbingly long flight and the airport ueues in favour of the funny little man at the cafe or the cat that used to sleep on your balcony chair It's a fragmentary style rather than a flowing narrative which won't suit every reader but I felt it worked well with the theme of memorySharp funny painfully raw in places and peopled with an acutely observed cast of characters even the dead one has er life there's a lot to love here and that's why I keep coming back to it A real page turner I prised my eyes open one night to finish it off as I couldn't wait to find out what would happenBella the main character of the book is so likeable and you find yourself really caring about what happens to herThere's a little twist in it part way through when you find out what really happened in Bella's past brilliantly built in as I certainly didn't see it comingI guarantee you'll want to read this book in one sitting when you start so make some time lol

About the Author: Claire Calman

Claire Calman was born 1969 the daughter of Pat McNeill a magazine designer and Mel Calman a cartoonist Before writing fiction Claire spent several years working in women's magazines then in book publishing editing gardening books She is also a poet and broadcaster and has performed her pithy verse at live readings and on radio many times including for BBC Radio Four's Woman's Hour Loos

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