Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Blog Tour: The Turning Point by Freya North

Author: Freya North
Publisher: Harper
Date of publication: May 2016

Life is short. Sometimes you have to take a chance…
Two single parents, Scott and Frankie, meet by chance.

Their homes are thousands of miles apart: Frankie lives somewhat chaotically with her children on the shoreline of North Norfolk, while Scott’s life is in the mountains of British Columbia. Distance divides them – but it seems that a million little things connect them. A spark ignites, one so strong that it dares them to take a risk.

But fate has one more trick in store…

There are some truths about life and family we only learn when we grow up. There are some we never thought we’d have to.

After reading the synopsis for The Turning Point,  I was eager to dive right into this romance.  I have known several couples who have endured long distance romances only to beat the odds and end up with their own HEAs in real life.  So I was invested in Scott and Frankie's story from the start and I kept being so until page 373. (page 373 of the ARC I read) I have been really trying hard to put together my thoughts on this book without a spoilery rant, so I'll do my best.

One of my biggest pet peeves in a book, movie or television series is when the creator asks me to invest a lot of time and emotion into the characters and their journey and then they pull something like page 373.  I wasn't sad or heartbroken... I was mad and really had to struggle to finish the book.  Why?  What purpose was there for that plot point?  Honestly, it really ruined the rest of the book for me.  I also didn't like the way it switched from third person to first person in the last section of the book.  But by that point I was kind of skimming to get to the end of the book.

I'm not saying that I don't recommend this book.  I did like the writing style and the characters were great. Just don't expect a feel good story. If you are in the mood for a tear jerker, this is the one for you.  

About Freya North

Freya North is the author of many bestselling novels which have been translated into numerous languages. She was born in London but lives in rural Hertfordshire, where she writes from a stable in her back garden. A passionate reader since childhood, Freya was originally inspired by Mary Wesley, Rose Tremain and Barbara Trapido: fiction with strong and original characters. To hear about events, competitions and what she’s writing, join her on FacebookTwitter and her website.

Tour Stops

Monday, May 23rd: Bibliotica
Thursday, May 26th: Comfy Reading
Friday, May 27th: Booksellers Without Borders
Monday, May 30th: Books and Bindings
Tuesday, May 31st: From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, June 1st: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Thursday, June 2nd: As I turn the pages
Monday, June 6th: Into the Hall of Books
Tuesday, June 7th: Book by Book
Thursday, June 9th: Ageless Pages Reviews

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