Thank you for joining me on the blog tour for The Note by Zoe Folbigg and today I will be sharing my review. First of all let's take a look at the description for the book...
As featured on ITV's 'This Morning'...
Based on Zoë Folbigg's true story comes an unforgettable romance about how a little note can change everything...
One very ordinary day, Maya Flowers sees a new commuter board her train to London, and suddenly the day isn’t ordinary at all. Maya knows immediately and irrevocably, that he is The One.
But the beautiful man on the train always has his head in a book and never seems to notice Maya sitting just down the carriage from him every day. Eventually, though, inspired by a very wise friend, Maya plucks up the courage to give the stranger a note asking him out for a drink. Afterall, what’s the worst that can happen?
And so begins a story of sliding doors, missed opportunities and finding happiness where you least expect it.
The Note is an uplifting, life-affirming reminder that taking a chance can change everything…
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There is a light and sweet feeling to the story that is perfect for if you have had a long day and are looking to unwind. I have to admit it did take me a little longer to get attached to the characters and the story. I think the main reason for this was because of Maya's profession, there is a decent amount of emphasis on fashion within this book. On the whole I didn't mind this but I thought there was quite a bit of detail on this subject. If you are a lover of fashion this would be ideal but I could see how it may put a reader slightly off. This is only a minor thing and once I got to know Maya I did enjoy the story more and more.
I think the premise was great about taking that leap of faith and taking a chance. After all you never know unless you try so this side of the story really appealed to me. This gave the story an uplifting vibe that gives an overall lighthearted feeling. There is the added will they won't they that is weaved into the story creating that little bit of tension. Even though there is a romantic feeling it isn't overpowering. Along with a lovely inspirational feel that will make you want to seize the day. Even if I didn't gel instantly with Maya I could understand her journey but will there be a happy ending?
With thanks to Melanie at Aria Fiction for my invite to join the tour and a copy of the book. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
Zoë Folbigg is a magazine journalist and digital editor, starting at Cosmopolitan in 2001 and since freelancing for titles including Glamour, Fabulous, Daily Mail, Healthy, LOOK, Top Santé, Mother & Baby, ELLE, Sunday Times Style, and Style.com. In 2008 she had a weekly column in Fabulous magazine documenting her year-long round-the-world trip with ‘Train Man’ – a man she had met on her daily commute. She has since married Train Man and lives in Hertfordshire with him and their two young sons. This is her debut novel.