Saturday, June 15, 2024

#Review ~ It Had To Be You by Beth Moran ~ @bethcmoran @rararesources @BoldwoodBooks #SecondChanceRomance

About It Had To Be You:

Growing up, sisters Libby and Nicky never knew who they’d find at breakfast.

Their parents fostered children of all ages, and although the girls loved playing their part in providing a safe haven, it meant that life was rarely peaceful.

Now as a single mother of two, Libby’s life is still anything but peaceful. In her work as an antenatal coach, as well as for the charity she and Nicky run for teenage mothers, Libby uses all the skills she learnt growing up surrounded by children. Her days are full, caring for her family, the mothers-to-be and the latest strays she has welcomed into her home. But in the dark of the lonely nights, Libby worries she’s falling apart at the seams.

One troubled boy and a reckless decision she made thirteen years ago still haunts her.

Two hearts that were broken, still not mended.

The time has come for Libby to look out for herself. As her family, friends and her community have known forever, Libby is one of a kind, and if she can just learn to love herself, she may be able to welcome back the love she let slip through her fingers.

Uplifting, heart-warming and irresistibly good for the soul, it’s impossible not to fall in love with a Beth Moran story. Perfect for all fans of Jill Mansell, Julie Houston, and Jenny Colgan.

My Review:

It Had To Be You is a wonderful second-chance romance. I loved reading about Libby and Jonah. The book has dual time periods - now and then, so the reader gets a story in real-time but also the lead-up to the reckless decision made by Libby all those years ago.

The author wrote a very realistic book with shaky family dynamics, and I found myself immersed in Libby and Jonah’s tale. The setting in the story was wonderfully described. The characters were complex and fully developed. I enjoyed the writing style of the author. The author wrote the book with plenty of emotion, passion, and realism. I enjoyed watching each character grow and work through some very difficult personal choices.

I was provided a copy of this book.

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Meet the Author:

Beth Moran is the award winning author of ten contemporary fiction novels, including the top ten bestselling Just the Way You Are. Her books are set in and around Sherwood Forest, where she can be found most mornings walking with her spaniel Murphy. She has the privilege of also being a foster carer to teenagers, and enjoys nothing better than curling up with a pot of tea and a good story.

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