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The Year of Taking Chances Paperback – 1 Jan 2015

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; Main Market Ed. edition (1 Jan. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1447257782
  • ISBN-13: 978-1447257783
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (609 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 125,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Well-written, full of humour and filled with a reminder about what it means to be kind (Closer)

Warm, witty and wise - perfect for lazy afternoons on the sofa (Daily Mail)

Sparkling tale of love and friendship (Heat Magazine)

An exciting read perfect for this time of year! (OK Magazine)

Another sparkling read (Sun on Sunday)

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The bestselling author of The Beach Cafe is back with another warm and witty novel, all about New Year's Eve and brand new starts . . .

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A chance meeting at a New Year’s Party leads to a new friendship between Gemma, Saffron and Caitlin. The three of them hide from the party chaos in the kitchen and open fortune cookies together, deciding that this will be the year that things change for them. They have no idea how much things will change for them over the months to come.

I enjoyed this book immensely. The characters came across as real people. Grandma wasn't the stereotypical rosy cheeked jolly woman, teenage son wasn't just a being that grunted in the corner and best of all the three main characters had problems and worries just like everyone else. The story progresses over the course of a few months and despite the storyline jumping between the three of them it was actually very easy to follow and keep track of what was happening with who. Together they overcome their problems by working together and supporting each other so that by the end of the story the future looks a lot more positive for all of them and their families.

Perhaps one of the parts of the book which appealed to me most is Gemma overhearing her daughter referring to her as "just a mum". I felt that this was very observant as many mums have probably felt this way at some time and it made the character all the more real to me that she wasn't just accepting of her role as a mum/housewife but did want something more. Happily she does achieve this.
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loved this story from the beginning and once again Lucy Diamond didn't fail to write a gripping story line. Loved it
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I really enjoyed this book. The central stories of the different characters have a sense of honesty and it is nice that the focus is on the friendship of the three women, not just their love lives. A very enjoyable and engaging read!
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Another lovely read by Lucy Diamond - very easy to understand, entertaining - both funny and sad in parts but interesting getting into the lives of all the characters and how they interact with each other. Looking forward to more books from Lucy.
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Cheap and boring
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I am a total Lucy Diamond fan, so it isn't surprising that I loved this one too. Excellent and also inspiring, this lady can really write!
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By stew on 17 Feb. 2015
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I enjoyed this book immensely. Enough of wonder and surprise to keep you going.
Light hearted and heart rendering in places.
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