Somebody Else’s Boy- Jo Bartlett

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This was another super book from Jo. I adored her first book and was delighted to get a copy of her latest to read in exchange for an honest review. I absolutely love her writing style and can’t wait for the next book in the St Nicholas Bay series. I feel like I live amongst them now and can’t wait to get to know them all better.

Nancy and Jack meet through work and are both suffering personally. They discover that they can solve several problems by helping each other out and their friendship grows quickly. They can chat to each other and relax in each other’s company. Nancy also loves his little boy Toby.

We get to meet the families and friends and learn more about the issues they are working through. Jack is a writer and he helps Nancy put on a pantomime in a local hall. This adds much comic relief as the pantomime dame gets into his stride. You can feel the community spirit as everyone comes together to audition, rehearse and put on the production and you can imagine the next show.

We are taken through a complete range of emotions here- friendships are sorely tested, love reaches out, family relationships reach breaking points, guilt, acceptance, moments of pure happiness are all here and waiting for you to turn the page. I could not wait to see where the storyline went and was hoping for various developments.

An engagement celebration on a boat sounded wonderful and you could just feel the party atmosphere and made you wish you’d been invited along. I can’t wait to see where we will meet the characters next time.

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