It's a pleasure to join the blog blitz for Little White Lies and Butterflies by Suzie Tullett, thank you to Sarah for the invite. I'm delighted to be one of the stops today sharing my review but first of all let's take a look at the description for the book...
Lydia knows first-hand that 'having it all' isn't everything it's cracked up to be. As far as she's concerned, when it comes to job versus family, it's a case of one or the other. And whilst most women her age have spent years climbing the corporate ladder, she's made a career out of bagging her perfect man. Now nearly thirty and still single, Lydia wonders if she'd made the right choice.
Realising the time has come to take stock, she goes against her family's wishes and goes travelling in the hope of finding a new direction. At least that's the plan.
So when Sam comes along, she decides to tell a little white lie, re-inventing herself as a professional chef - not exactly the best new identity for a woman who can't cook. But the truth can’t stay hidden for long and when her family show up unexpectedly things go from bad to worse...
Can Lydia find love? Will she ever learn to cook?
Little White Lies and Butterflies is a heart-warming comedy about finding your place in the
The setting was absolutely perfect and after a pretty miserable rainy day doing the usual school runs it really was a wonderful escape from every day life. Greece was brought to life with gorgeous descriptions leaving me with even more of an excuse to visit one day.
Lydia is a lively and feisty character who always manages to be entertaining even though she isn't completely perfect. Mistakes are made and I think it's definitely a problem of her not thinking before she speaks. However as the book progresses she manages to comes across as a much more likeable character. Lydia has always dreamed of having a family and not being very career minded she sees this as her goal in life. Sam and Lydia's first meeting was pretty unfortunate for Lydia but it definitely made an impression. Whenever they were together I was constantly smiling at Lydia's spiky and spirited attitude towards Sam. Mainly at how she always had to try and put him in his place then how he just took everything in his stride. Sam is great and really was an ideal match for Lydia and her feistiness.
Lydia's family really ended up being the perfect addition to the story now they are by no means perfect but there hearts were in the right place. Once they turned up it was obvious that nothing was going to be straightforward for Lydia. The Livingstons however do a great job of grounding her when she digs herself a great big hole!
This really is the perfect pick me up and I thoroughly enjoyed following Lydia as she tries to navigate the little white lies she has told. Suzie Tullett has an engaging and warm writing style that will appeal to so many people. This story has a lovely combination of romance, a down to earth family and a gorgeous location. Then factor in a warm comforting feeling and Little White Lies and Butterflies really makes for a gorgeous read.
With thanks to Bombshell Books for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
Suzie Tullett is an author of contemporary humorous fiction and romantic comedy. She has a Masters Degree in Television & Radio Scriptwriting and worked as a scriptwriter before becoming a full-time novelist. Her motto is to 'live, laugh, love' and when she's not busy creating her own literary masterpieces, she usually has her head in someone else's.
Suzie lives in a tiny hamlet in the middle of the French countryside, along with her husband and two Greek rescue dogs.
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