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Thursday, 18 May 2017

The Last Piece of my Heart by Paige Toon

Meet Bridget, a successful travel journalist with ambitions to turn her quirky relationship blog into a novel. But, after numerous rejections from publishers, she accepts an alternative proposition: Nicole Dupre died leaving behind a bestselling novel and an incomplete sequel, and the family need someone to finish it. Bridget is just thankful to have her foot in the publishing door. But as she gets to know Nicole’s grieving family, and the woman behind the writing, Bridget’s priorities begin to change …

Title:    The Last Piece of my Heart
Author: Paige Toon
Published By: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 18th May 2017
Links: UK: Amazon   US: Amazon

My Review

The last piece of my heart is a very gentle, sensitively written love story which is both heart breaking and heart warming in equal measures.
Bridget is a travel blogger who has decided that every time she falls in love it means someone has taken a piece of her heart and kept it. When she finds love with Elliot she decides to meet up with her ex's and ask them all to give the pieces of her heart back. She will record it all on her blog and write a book about it.
Her agent however asks her to ghost write a sequel to a novel written by a girl called Nicki who sadly died suddenly.
Nicki's widow Charlie is all for it but doesn't want any of Nicki's things moved from the house so Bridget moves to Cornwall for the summer in her dad's old camper van.
Bridget is a lovely character and quite innocent in some ways. She is very open with Charlie which I think he finds very refreshing. His pain at losing his wife so young is palpable and he is obviously finding it very hard to look after his baby daughter April on his own.
I really enjoyed watching the friendship between Bridget and Charlie grow and it was lovely to see how Charlie loved his baby so much.
The descriptions of both Cornwall and Thailand are so beautiful I just want to drop everything and visit them immediately.
This is a very unique story plot wise and I think it works really well, I did feel a bit confused by the ex's at times as there were so many but that wasn't a problem overall.
My favourite part was near the end when the title of the book is mentioned it was such a beautiful moment it made me go all mushy.
This was a beautiful sensitive love story that I highly recommend.

Book Angel x

About the Author

Paige Toon was born in 1975 and grew up between England, Australia and America, following her racing driver father around the globe. A philosophy graduate, she worked at teen, film and women's magazines, before ending up at Heat magazine as Reviews Editor. Paige is married, has two small children and lives in Cambridge.

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