Saturday, October 26, 2013

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: The Art of Letting Go (Anna Bloom)

The Art of Letting Go (The Uni Files - Year One)
One year. One woman. One Diary. One question: can you ever stop history from repeating itself and if you could what would you do to stop it?When Lilah McCannon realises at the age of twenty-five that history is going to repeat itself and she is going to become her mother—bored, drunk and wearing a twinset—there is only one thing to do: take drastic action.Turning her back on her old life, Lilah’s plan is to enrol at university, get a degree and prove she is a grown-up.As plans go, it is a good one. There are rules to follow: no alcohol, no cigarettes, no boys and no going home. But when Lilah meets the lead singer of a local band and finds herself unexpectedly falling in love, she realises her rules are not going to be the only things hard to keep.With the academic year slipping by too quickly, Lilah faces a barrage of new challenges: will she ever make it up the Library stairs without having a heart attack? Can she handle a day on campus without drinking vodka? Will she ever manage to read a history book without falling asleep? And most importantly, can she become the grown-up that she desperately wants to be.With her head and her heart pulling her in different directions can Lilah learn the hardest lesson that her first year of university has to teach her: The Art of Letting Go?
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Anna Bloom is a contemporary romance writer who writes about life as it happens. Combining a busy schedule of looking after two small children whilst working in a local school and completing The Uni Files series she also spends a lot of time imagining kissing hot guys – all in the name of her art.

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It took me a couple of chapters to really get into this story but when I did...LOVE!! It was just so deep and inspirational!!

 The story is told through the journal entries of Lilah, a 26 year old young woman who wants a new start to life. Lilah grew up in a wealthy family and went to work for her father at the bank. She found her self working a job she did not love and engaged to man she did not love. 

When Lilah decides to give it all up and attend college her parents play hard ball and shut her out. I loved how Lilah made a list of rules and broke them all before she even attended the first lecture! 

 The relationship that grows been Lilah and her roommate Ben is one of he most romantic love stories I have ever read! I found myself crying when Lilah finds out why Ben has stayed with his band!

 I will definitely be reading the next book in this series, The Saving of Benjamin Chambers. CAN NOT  WAIT! I give this book 4 stars!

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  1. Sounds like a wonderful book! I'm going to add it to my goodreads list.

  2. Loved the review. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. I have heard great things about this book & I am looking forward to reading it!!