Alphabet Weekends by Elizabeth Noble
The fabulous new novel from the No 1. bestselling author of “The Reading Group” and “The Tenko Club”. Love lessons from A – Z. A is for Affection – between childhood best friends; between their parents; between brothers and sisters. B is for Brokenhearted – Natalie when the boyfriend who was meant to propose dumps her just before Christmas. Her mother when she realises what her life has come to. Lucy, as she thinks of ending one relationship, and maybe beginning another. C is for Chemistry – Could Natalie and Tom have it (and what does it actually mean, anyway)? Number One bestselling author Elizabeth Noble’s new novel is a tender, funny novel about love in all its guises.
This is a typical chick-lit book, predictable and fun! I loved the idea of a list of dates starting with the letters of the alphabet. That is just a genius idea! And some of the ideas were great 🙂 I might have to try the Alphabet Game myself.
The characters were the normal chick-lit characters – the family, friends and lovers. However, I liked them all. They made for enjoyable reading. I liked Tom most. He was a solid, faithful friend, who would drop anything for Natalie. Strong and reliable – the type of guy you can’t help but like.
The story does explore family, illness, depression (very well actually) and affairs. All were done well, all looked at the consequences of our actions. She writes sensitively and well.
I do have a couple of complaints. Firstly, the swearing. There was quite a bit, which I didn’t like. Sex was very descriptive, which made me a bit uncomfortable. The other problem was there were a lot of characters, and sometimes I felt lost and confused, trying to work out who was who, and who was related to who. Other than that, I enjoyed this book.