The Man I Didn’t Marry by Anna Bell

Big And Little Memories

The Man I Didn’t Marry by Anna Bell is a delightful contemporary novel about making memories to last a lifetime.

The storyline is well thought out and executed. Anna Bell has a wonderful light-hearted style set around more serious themes. The exchanges of dialogue and situations were highly amusing, certainly making me chuckle on numerous occasions. All the characters were realistic, kind and loyal.

The main premise surrounds a character who has short term amnesia – the last five years are erased from his memory, including his marriage and daughter. The family recreate memories to stimulate his mind but they do not always go to plan. Certain events are kept from him which makes for some delightfully amusing scenes in which the wrong end of the stick is definitely grabbed. Who can forget the early morning mix up at his parents which literally had me laughing out loud.

The novel is about life-long friendships and also new ones. We all need friends to help us journey through life.

Mums to be meet at an ante natal class and then weekly for coffee. As they await their births they support and encourage each other.

There is the theme of trust. We need to be sure our trust is well placed.

I loved The Man I Didn’t Marry. It was positively charming, full of light-hearted fun and amusing situations. I look forward to more by Anna Bell.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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