Instructions For Falling In Love Again by Lucy Mitchell @Blondewritemore #BookReview #IFFILA

Finally, after many years of writing, and imagining, burying ideas in her garden, writing more, digging them up and querying, submitting, battling with writers block and angst, our girl, Lucy Mitchell, has finally gone and done it!

Lucy Mitchell – Author Extrordinaire

She has her debut novel out on Sunday 30th June, and I was honoured to be asked to read an advanced copy of her book, Instructions for Falling In Love Again, ahead of official release day.

Isn’t the cover beautiful?

Now, let me start by handing you the official blurb…

What would you do if your late husband left you a list of instructions on how to fall in love with someone else?
Pippa Browning is faced with this exact dilemma, three years after the death of her husband, Dan.
Buried at the bottom of a drawer are a collection of notebooks full of Dan’s advice on how to live without him.
Pippa’s notebook is red and contains his instructions on how to fall in love again.
But Dan doesn’t just want Pippa to fall in love with anyone – Dan’s
crazy suggestion is that Pippa should date his handsome friend, Mikey Stenton, a known thrill-seeking ladies’ man.
Reluctant to follow Dan’s advice, Pippa enters the world of dating. She embarks on a humorous journey of self-discovery, with the help of her children and two best friends. 
It isn’t long before Pippa is finding it hard to ignore Dan’s instructions and Mikey Stenton.
Is Mikey really the man that everyone thinks him to be? Or was Dan right, and Mikey’s simply been misunderstood?  
An uplifting and heart-warming story about bereavement, friendship and finding love, the second time around.

And here is my review… totally ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!

Instructions for Falling In Love Again
There are days when you really need a good Rom Com to fall into. A book that will make you forget the world around you as you immerse yourself in its fictitious one.
Well, that was me as I fell into Author Lucy Mitchell’s debut novel, Instructions For Falling In Love Again.
I found myself living alongside Pippa Browning, a recently widowed mother of three, who is just starting to get her life into some semblance of normality, after losing her beloved husband to cancer three years previously.
Being a single mother is never easy, and dealing with a teen bunny boiler in practice, and two children who know how to wreak havoc at just the right (or wrong) time, who are all dealing with the grief of losing their father, has her at her nerves end.
Pippa is lucky to have her two best friends, Mel and Emma, by her side, and the support of her sister Helen.
And she also has a book.
A notebook filled with wisdom that was left for her, written by her late husband, giving her clear instructions for how to get on with her life without him, by falling in love again.
With the wrong guy. Mikey Stenton – International playboy and all-round tart!
I was hooked.
I loved the characters of Pippa and her family, including her interfering mother, who wants the best for her daughter, but by her own standards, not her daughter.
I loved feisty Daisy, the teenage crazy girl who knows how to back her crushes into corners.
I loved Libby, the middle child with a talent for football, and a penchant for small furry animals.
I loved Billy, the youngest member of the Browning family, who was a typical little boy, always getting into arguments with his sister, and never brushing his hair.
Pippa’s friends are wonderfully supportive, quirky characters, who only want the best for their dear friend.
And I adored Mikey Stenton, the true tart with a heart – who goes from bed-hopping to school dropping… I shan’t say too much more, because I don’t want to give too much away.
Oh, and Pippa wasn’t the only one left with a notebook…
But seriously, there were some fantastic twists and turns, and I found myself in fits of giggles, in tears and in that “Aaaaawwwww!” moment too.
Do I recommend this book? Absolutely! What a great debut novel.
Lucy, I am waiting for more from you!

Here is a little more about Lucy:

I live in South Wales with my husband, my two teenage daughters, a giant labrador and a gang of unruly cats.
I am the author of the award winning blog, BlondeWriteMore and I was a Featured Romance Author on Wattpad.
When I am not working or writing, I can be found listening to audiobooks in a muddy field with my dog or sat outside my local pub in the sunshine enjoying a glass of wine.

Now, you know you want to be reading this beauty, so go and pre-order your copy here!

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. susieshy45
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 15:44:27

    I am going to get this- there cannot be too much romance in anyone’s life, right?

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Jennie
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 14:17:05

    Great review, Ritu!

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Jacquie Biggar
    Jun 30, 2019 @ 18:45:59

    This sounds fabulous!

    Liked by 1 person


  4. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Jun 30, 2019 @ 17:34:32

    Very mouth watering review, Sis! Thank you, and have a nice Sunday evening. Michael

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Lucy Mitchell
    Jun 30, 2019 @ 12:43:49

    Oh my goodness your opening para made me laugh in Tescos! This is a fab review – thank you 😊😍

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Miriam
    Jun 30, 2019 @ 12:43:22

    Sounds wonderful! I’m putting it on my list. 😊

    Liked by 1 person


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