Monday 31 March 2014

Book of the Month: March


The One Plus One by JoJo Moyes

One single mum

With two jobs and two children, Jess Thomas does her best day after day. But it's hard on your own. And sometimes you take risks you shouldn't. Because you have to . . .

One chaotic family

Jess's gifted, quirky daughter Tanzie is brilliant with numbers, but without a helping hand she'll never get the chance to shine. And Nicky, Jess's teenage stepson, can't fight the bullies alone.

Sometimes Jess feels like they're sinking . . .

One handsome stranger

Into their lives comes Ed Nicholls, a man whose life is in chaos, and who is running from a deeply uncertain future. But he has time on his hands. He knows what it's like to be lonely. And he wants to help . . .

One unexpected love story

The One Plus One is a captivating and unconventional romance from Jojo Moyes about two lost souls meeting in the most unlikely circumstances.

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Although I've heard many great things about the author, The One Plus One was the first JoJo Moyes book I've read so I wasn't sure what to expect. So I was pleasantly surprised when I was immediately drawn into the story. Jess' family has its problems, but they stick together despite everything that is thrown at them and I really warmed to them. I thought JoJo's writing was warm, witty and heartfelt and I enjoyed every single moment of the book, so much so that I felt a bit lost when it was all over.
You can read my full review of The One Plus One here.
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