What a great book! Lisa Jewell has written a brilliant tale about a guy who is finding out that he has just let life pass him by, and wants to change that, though sometimes he needs a little nudge in the right direction. I don't read a lot of general fiction, sticking mainly to romance, but something kept pulling at me to try this book. My instincts didn't fail me, this is a light read full of humor and realization. Their were many sweet moments as we got to know Leah, Toby and his tenants. I was concerned that Toby would not be able to get the tenants to move on with their lives, allowing him to move on also, but was please with the resolutions.
I will be looking for more of Lisa Jewell's books to enjoy in the future.
Really enjoyed this book as I do all of Lisa's books. My only peeve is that I ordered what i thought was a new Lisa Jewell book, 31 Dream Street, but it turned out to be this book only with a different title. What is that all about? Would recommend this book by either title. I do have an extra copy now:)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I wasn't sure what to make of it at first, and decided to read this strictly based on the author's past novels. But once I got into the story, I couldn't put it down. The characters in this book are so REAL, so down-to-earth and relatable.
The main character, Toby, undergoes a slow transformation throughout the novel on his journey to start living, a transformation that is at times a bit sad -- I felt like I wanted to give him a big hug! :) The other characters in this book, Toby's lodgers, are well-written too - I found myself caring about all of them, and even got a bit misty-eyed when Joanne's backstory was finally revealed.
This is not your standard Brit chick-lit novel. It is so much more! With a satisfying, but not tidy, ending. I highly recommend this book!
The characters were great, the story was entertaining, and i was sad when it was at the end, as i'll miss the people in the book. It would make a great movie!
I wasn't sure what to make of this book and just picked it up as a whim at first. It took me a while to get through, for some reason, but it was a great tale of how random strangers' lives interweave. Very interesting journey of the protagonist's endeavor to change and make something more of his life.