Evie’s Year of Taking Chances Christie Barlow

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It’s Evie’s birthday and the start of a year she’ll never forget. An emotional story of love, friendship and grabbing life by the horns.

Evie’s job has always been her safe haven. As a librarian in the little town of Becton she loses herself in books – after all it’s far easier to read about other people’s problems than set about solving her own.

Then, one birthday, everything is turned upside down. A mysterious parcel containing a beautiful book with a poignant inscription arrives for Evie. It’s the beginning of a new chapter for Evie and she’s inspired to try and find her real mother.

Evie’s search leads her to meet handsome author Noah Jones. Charming and intelligent, Noah seems the perfect catch but what Evie doesn’t realise is that he is hiding something – a key to Evie’s past.

As Evie gets closer to Noah and discovering her mother, she must take a giant leap of faith. Can she embrace the new and make this her year of taking chances? And if she does, will she get her heart broken?


This is a beautiful and charming read. 

Evie has the perfect job, in my opinion. working in a library, with her friend Clare, her life is kind of on hold as Evie is fostered and she often wonders about her ‘real mother’.

This is a book that churns your soul. It is heart-breaking one minute and laugh -out-loud the next, Barlow has done a fantastic job at tackling a subject that will resonant with lots of her readers.

Every character is genuinely real and each add something to the mix. I especially loved Irene and felt for her in so many ways, she really is the perfect mother.  But does Evie know this??

There is romance and mystery within the pages and  this really is a gorgeous tale. I honestly have to make a real effort to read this genre, but I was ‘in’ very early on and very much enjoyed it.

Loved it!!



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