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I have just finished reading an amazing book! The book in question is called 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?' and is under the 'chick lit' genre. The book was written by an Irish Author called Claudia Carroll. I bought this book after seeing it on offer as part of a '2 books for £3' offer at the works.
~ * The Plot * ~
Annie and Dan used to be the perfect couple. However, lately it seems that the married couple have become more like flatmates rather than soul mates and Annie has had enough of Dan putting his job as a vet before her. She feels isolated stuck up in the Irish hills and so as a trained actress, she is delighted when she gets a 'big part' in a top show...in New York. Annie will have to 'work' in New York for one whole year!! What does this mean for the couple? Will they still love each other in a year? Read Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow to find out!
I liked the plot. Whilst it is kind of 'been there and got the t-shirt', I did really enjoy the plot and couldn't wait to find out how Annie would cope on her 'year out' in the big city. It is definitely an exciting plot.
Having read so many chick-lit books, as had a slight idea what would happen. In fact there were a number of the 'smaller plots' which I predicted, but this was in no way enough to put me off the book as all the 'in-between bits' were so exciting and busy and so it didn't matter to me that I knew what was coming next.
I really liked the characters in this book. I liked Annie the main character as she was so warm and friendly and easy-going. She was very normal and so I found her to be easy to relate. Strangely I really liked the character Dan who was Annie's husband as he seemed like the perfect guy, even though he really kept getting on my nerves the way he kept putting his job before his wife. He turned out to be a lovely character though.
I had never read a book by Claudia Carroll before and so I was unsure as to what to expect. I can easily say that having read this one book, she has instantly appeared on my 'favourite authors' list despite having only read one of her books. I really cannot wait to find out what else the author has to offer.
I really loved this book. I enjoyed every single sentence. It is such a bubbly and fun read; so girlie and heart-warming. It turned out to be quite a magical kind of story and I loved 'escaping' to another world. The book is well written and so easy to read which makes it a perfect book for reading whilst chilling out!
If you like chick-lit, I would definitely recommend this book!
Thanks for reading!
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Annie and Dan are the perfect couple. Or so everyone around them thinks. They were childhood sweethearts and married young but things aren't quite as rosy as they seem to the outside world. Dan is a vet and works all hours. With him rushing off to see clients at their every whim and them never seeming to spend any time together (never mind quality time!), it's little wonder that Annie feels like she's way down at the bottom of his list of priorities. It doesn't help that their home is an isolated Irish village named Stickens and Annie is cut off from her friends in Dublin, whereas Dan is surrounded by family there.
To cut a long story short, Annie isn't entirely happy with her lot. When she gets the chance to take on a dream job in New York, she's torn. Saying yes will mean spending a year apart and she's not at all sure that their marriage can take the strain. She makes a difficult decision though: they will put the pause button on their marriage while she's away and resolve to meet up in a year's time. Will absence make the heart grow fonder?
I really liked the plot and the idea that Annie and Dan would meet up again twelve months down the line. I suppose it appealed to the romantic in me. It's easy to understand why Annie is so keen to escape her life in Stickens. She's effectively given up her social life and possibility of getting her acting career onto the next level in favour of being with Dan and in return, she never sees him because he's constantly working and putting other people first. By the time we meet Annie, this situation has been going on for some time and she's close to breaking point. Dan is a somewhat frustrating character - he's there but not there due to his ridiculous workload. I found myself wishing that he would be more open with Annie but by the time she leaves, you can see exactly where she's coming from.
The New York section of the book is where things really pick up. Annie falls in love with New York, which raises a strong possibility that she might decide not to go back to life in Stickens when the year is up. This predicament carries through most of the plot and it's not until very near the end that she finally decides what she will do. I feel the need to say that as some books give the game away twenty pages in and it's immediately obvious what will happen but this isn't the case here.
Obviously Annie is the main character but there are some great supporting characters. Her bubbly sister-in-law, Jules, was one that I found quite amusing. Annie's friend and co-star, Liz, also has a dramatic sub-plot of her own. Being written in the first person and with a very conversational tone, it's perfect for getting to know Annie and really makes it feel like you're having a one-sided conversation with her. In short, I'd definitely recommend this book if you're into chick lit.