#BookReview of It Started with a note by Victoria Cooke @VictoriaCooke10 @rararesources #giveaway

Posted February 21, 2019 by Zoé in Book Reviews, Giveaways, Reviews and Stuff / 1 Comment

#BookReview of It Started with a note by Victoria Cooke @VictoriaCooke10 @rararesources #giveaway

It Started With A Note by Victoria Cooke
Published by HQ Digital on December 2 2018
Pages: 290
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Also by this author: The Holiday Cruise, The Secret to Falling in Love

One lost letter. A chance to change her life!

Superhero single mum Cath always puts other people first. But now that she’s seen her son safely off to university (phew!), life seems a little, well…empty. So when Cath unexpectedly discovers some letters written by her great-grandfather during the First World War, she decides to take herself on an adventure to France to retrace his footsteps. Cath expects to spend her holiday visiting famous battlefields and testing out her French phrase book. What she doesn’t anticipate is that her tour guide, the handsome Olivier, will be quite so charming! Soon Cath isn’t simply unearthing the stories of the past – she’s writing a brand new one of her own, which might end up taking her in a very unexpected direction…

So guess who I have back on my blog! Yay! It is Victoria Cooke and this time I have reviewed It Started with a note as part of the book birthday!

My Review

Seriously when it comes to romance in my eyes Ms Cooke can do no wrong and this is another smashing read! This time Cath, a single mum is leading the way in this story, the son has gone to university and she is knocking about on her own in the house. Discovering some letters she has a chance to go on an adventure of her own and it gives her the opportunity to do something for herself and discover new sights and new sights.

It was nice to take in the culture and the history with WWI, when I was at school I took a trip to Belgium and we saw the huge mine crater that had been made, visited the graveyards and trenches and experience the most amazing thing, The Last Post at Menin Gate. All just truly breathtaking and emotional at the same time and reiterating what everyone had to suffer, albeit at the time of visiting I did not realise I too would be married to a soldier in the future.

So back to the story, I found that I could relate to Cath, and that is one thing I have to take my hat off to Ms Cooke, is every book I have read and every character she has made real, they are all authentic and they are all relatable. I can not fault her, she is one author if I know there is a book floating about I have to read it.

Not only are the characters authentic, I feel like the romance is too. It is the believable kind as if you were given an insight into her diary or something, and I am sure I have said that before. Not only with the romance, the characters, but you are also given some history lessons to boot, this book has everything and oodles of it!

I am left with all the warm and fuzzy feels with this book and I can not wait to jump into another adventure with Ms Cooke and her world.

Make sure you check out the giveaway below!!

Until next time xxx

Giveaway Time

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Thank you so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the tour invite and the author  for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review

About Victoria Cooke

Victoria Cooke grew up in the city of Manchester before crossing the Pennines in pursuit of a career in education. She now lives in Huddersfield with her husband and two young daughters and when she’s not at home writing by the fire with a cup of coffee in hand, she loves working out in the gym and travelling. Victoria was first published at the tender age of eight by her classroom teacher who saw potential in a six-page story about an invisible man. Since then she’s always had a passion for reading and writing, undertaking several writers’ courses before completing her first novel, ‘The Secret to Falling in Love,’ in 2016

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