Sunday, January 8, 2017

Book Review - I Don't Want to Talk About It by Jane Lovering

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Review by Suze
 
Winter loves her twin sister Daisy and she talks to her every day. Even though they can't meet because there's a lot of distance between them their connection remains unbreakable. Winter needs her sister more than ever because her life is a big mess. She broke up with Dan, the love of her life, and can't seem to get him out of her mind. Their relationship ended because of Daisy. Dan and Winter have to work together, as he's the editor of Winter's books, so she can't try to forget about him and move on. Winter isn't as far with her writing as her schedule requires and the last thing she wants is pressure from Dan.

Winter moved into a small cottage in Yorkshire. Living in a village means interacting with people and Winter's first new friend is an eight year old girl named Scarlet. She's lost her mother and her father isn't in the picture, so Scarlet is living together with her uncle Alex. Alex is a gorgeous, friendly man and he and Winter instantly become close. Will Winter get the chance to heal in the countryside or does it take more than a change of scenery to accomplish this?

I Don't Want to Talk About It is a beautiful story about the bond between sisters, friendship, love and grief. Winter is a talented and smart woman. She's pretty, she's a clever writer and she's so sweet to Scarlet, which shows what a kindhearted person she is. Because of her grief she's breakable and needs comfort, but instead of asking for it she gives whatever she can and tries to make Scarlet's life a little better. I immediately loved their easy friendship and for me that was the best part of the book. Scarlet is adorable, she's a cute, attentive girl who's been through so much already. She's a breath of fresh air and her behavior kept making me smile.

 Dealing with the women around her isn't as hard for Winter as dealing with the men. Winter's strong, but uneasy bond with Alex is complex and amusing. Alex is a kind man who makes the most endearing mistakes and I liked reading about him very much. Dan is a bit more dark and melancholic. He's fabulous with Scarlet, which surprised me given his personality. I couldn't wait to see what would happen between Winter and the two men in her life, Jane Lovering made the situation fascinating and this made it difficult for me to put the book away.

What I love about Jane Lovering's stories is the way she portrays her characters. They have flaws, which makes them human and because of this I like all of them a lot. I was curious about Winter from the beginning and slowly Jane Lovering reveals all of her secrets, which were incredibly interesting. I enjoyed reading about the relationship with her sister and her friendship with Scarlet. I loved the fact that a little girl becomes a good friend of a grown woman. I Don't Want to Talk About It is a moving story. It's also original with many interesting twists and turns. I think Jane Lovering is a very talented writer.

Advice

I Don't Want to Talk About It is a perfect story for readers who like romantic countryside stories filled with intriguing secrets and complex relationships.

20 comments:

  1. This sounds very interesting. I love books about sisters. I have a sister 10 years younger than me. We aren't very close, but we love each other so much. It's really strange, but I wouldn't change our relationship for the world.

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  2. Sounds like a really lovely story, very heartwarming x :)

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  3. At his sounds like another great book by Jane. I love books set in Yorkshire as it's an area I like. I don't have sisters but always imagined I did. I have two daughters and although at the moment they can argue I am hoping they become close as they are older. I am adding this to my want to read list.

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  4. Sounds great! I have to take a look at it :)

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  5. I enjoy stories about sisters, since I have 3 of them. This does seem like a good book that would hold my interest and this is a super review.
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  6. My best bookish memory was when I read ACOTAR

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  7. I don't have a sister by birth, but my sister-in-law is like one. I can't imagine not being close enough to see her often.
    Dianna

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  8. I liked the review. Sounds like a fabulous read.

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  9. I love reading books about sisters, especially twins. This book sounds wonderful!

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  10. I've never had a sister, so the dynamic intrigues me!

    --Trix

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  11. I have a twin sister that I don't get to see that often so this book sounds like it would be a good read.

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  12. This seems like it would be a calming story to read.

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  13. Thanks for the review!! Sounds like a great book. I will have to check it out.

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  14. interesting sister book

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  15. I've always been intrigued by the bond between twins.

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  16. There is an amazing bond between twins. I have some twin friends as well as relatives and they have their own telepathy

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  17. I'd like to know what Winter's secrets are.

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