About The Truth About You, Me and Us
Sometimes the hardest person to be honest with is yourself...
Five years ago Helen Walters walked out on her perfect life with the perfect man. Wealthy, glamorous and bored, she longed for something more.
Now a talented artist with a small business, Helen creates crazy patchwork crafts to support her young daughter, Megan. Penniless, content and single, she is almost unrecognisable.
But when her past unexpectedly collides with her new life, Helen finds herself torn. She knows what the easiest choice is, but is it what she wants?
My review of The Truth About You, Me and Us
The Truth About You, Me and Us is the second novel by Kate Field. Having read The Magic of Ramblings last year, and absolutely loving it, I was very excited about reading this book. Well, all I can say is that I loved this book just as much. It's a romance novel with hidden depth, with a hugely powerful female voice who you just can't help but see as a friend.
Helen is a single mum to Megan and runs her own independent crafts stall within the local Lancashire village where she lives. Her stall is in a community led set up, within a former church. We meet Helen's fellow stall holders and I found myself fully immersed in their world. I wanted to visit all of the stalls and sit and have a slice of cake and a cup of coffee in the café.
This is a beautifully uplifting romantic novel that you just can't help but fall in love with. It's beautifully written and eloquently tells Helen's story - the single mum whose past finally manages to catch up with her, with both hilarious and dramatic consequences. Helen is hugely likeable and I found myself caught up in her hectic lifestyle. I wanted her craft business to be successful and for her to find happiness.
This romantic novel features two interesting male characters. Firstly we have Dan, the dark and handsome ex who comes back into Helen's life. Then we also have Joel, equally handsome but fair haired. I'll admit that I fell in love with Joel, and his dimples, within a few pages of meeting him, who wouldn't? Although these two men are incredibly handsome, what I loved even more was that Helen was a fiercely independent woman, a career woman, who as a single mother did not need a man in her life. She is outspoken and I loved her for it.
The Truth About You, Me and Us is a story that leaves you with a warm and fuzzy feeling, it makes you feel good, it makes you feel happy about life. It's a romantic book at heart, but one with a strong female character who doesn't take fools lightly. If you want a romantic read that is uplifting, that is about community spirit and following your heart, then this is the book for you. I loved it!
With thanks to the author who sent me an Advanced Reader Copy for review purposes.
The Truth About You, Me and Us was published by Accent Press on 25th August. It can be found on Amazon here.