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>Postcards from the Heart by Ella Griffin

>I was given a pre release copy of this book, Postcards from the Heart by Ella Griffin, by Waterstones.com.  It will be published on 20th January 2011.  And I really loved it, so highly recommend it!

Here’s the synopsis from Waterstones website:

Life is looking up for Saffy. She has a great job, a gorgeous flat in the most desirable part of Dublin and – after six years – it looks like her boyfriend, Greg, is going to propose. Greg (just voted the 9th most eligible man in Ireland) is on a high, too – he’s about to swap his part as a heart-throb in an Irish soap for a break in Hollywood. His best mate Conor wakes up every morning with Jess, the most beautiful woman on the planet but, even after seven years and two kids, she won’t get married. He spends his days teaching teenagers and his nights writing the book he hopes will change everything, including Jess’s mind. But their happy endings are playing hard to get. It seems everyone’s keeping secrets – one night stands, heartbreak, grief and loss are all in the mix. It’s going to take some tough questions and even tougher answers before anyone’s being honest – even with themselves. POSTCARDS FROM THE HEART is a book about four friends in their thirties. It’s about love, lust, life, death, balloon rides and missing hamsters. But most of all it’s about figuring out how to stop saying ‘I don’t’ and how to start saying ‘I do’.


My review:
I really, really enjoyed this book.  It reminded me of early Marian Keyes and I think Ella Griffin will definitely be a writer to watch out for.
This book has it all: laughs (I’m still chuckling at one particular line two days after reading it), love, friendship, twists and pretty much anything you might want in a book of this genre.  One or two of the things that happened were obvious but then it went further with them than I expected which is great. I love books that surprise me!  The best bit is that it all works and nothing in it had me thinking it was unrealistic or didn’t work with the plot.
I hope to read more by Ella Griffin.
Two side notes I didn’t put in the review: How refreshing it is not to read a just written book and find the R word in it. And on the waterstones website you have to put your age. strange to think that unless I finish my next review book in the next few days that will be the last one I show up as Emma C, 28.

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