The Second Love of my Life is the debut novel from the lovely Victoria Walters.
It follows the story of artist Rose who is trying to rebuild her life in fictional seaside town Talting after losing her husband at a young age in a terrible accident. Rose is such a likeable character who has been through so much, but still has such a big heart. It was interesting to start in the middle of a really glum time for Rose. Often stories start with upmost equilibrium followed by tragedy. I quite liked that we arrived in the middle of such a major part of Rose’s life.
Like all good stories, the journey is bumpy and like all good chick lit novels, slightly predictable. I really enjoyed Victoria’s writing style as it was so easy to enjoy no matter what sort of day you’ve had. It’s the type of story that you can take on your commute or on holiday.
Of course, given the nature of the storyline there is the occasional sad part, but on the whole this book is uplifting and full of hope. Sometimes you just need a bit of simple chick lit in your life and The Second Love of my Life ticks all of the boxes. Rumour has it it’s only 99p at the moment for the kindle edition too. Bargain!
- The development of the story between Rob and Rose
- The light tone of the story
- The creation of Talting
- Predictable in places
- It felt a little drawn out around the middle of the story and full on towards the end
Read it if:
You love a good chick lit story that is heartwarming and a little bit different.
Have you read The Second Love of my Life?
What books are on your list to read this summer?