The book does what it says on the cover, Lizzy Harrison does indeed ‘lose control’ but I thought it was all rather predictable. Pippa Wright tries to distinguish Lizzy as someone who isn’t likely to swoon after the first rugged man she comes across, falling helplessly into his arms and she does succeed in creating a ‘leading lady’ who is unlikely to behave in such a manner and a creates a character who is incredibly likeable. I know I’m probably not the only person who could identify with many of her personality traits but throughout the book Pippa Wright leaves blatant indicators of what will occur later on in the story and I found myself wishing for a bit more mystery and intrigue. She could have taken it in so many different directions! I think it would have been better if Pippa Wright hadn’t spent so much time convincing the reader that Lizzy was your upright ordinary girl in control of her life and had instead broadened the story a little more.
I think this book would be good as a light holiday read and there are some amusing laugh out loud moments. I think perhaps I was the wrong person to read this book, as it was well written it just didn’t do it for me.
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Set in Stone by Catherine Dunne
Every family has its secrets. Most are best left alone…