The Feel-Good Factor
No Ex Before Marriage by Portia MacIntosh is a really fun contemporary novel that will leave you smiling.
The novel is about love and life, friendships and family, relationships and road trips as we follow a group of thirty somethings who have been friends since school. There have been marriages and a divorce as Portia MacIntosh delves into the difficulties divorcees may experience as they are excluded from certain couples’ activities. Being single also gives others the opportunity to match-make.
A new friendship springs up that adds a spark of life to ignite the life of another.
You never forget your first love even if the road was bumpy at times.
Choices And Decisions
The Time Of Our Lives by Portia MacIntosh is a feel-good contemporary novel that shows the
bond between a group of friends.
The action alternates between a present day
wedding and 2008. It shows the impact that choices in the past have on present
day life. Different choices would have revealed very different results.
There is a wonderful eclectic mix of friends
who met at uni, paired up and are now living adult lives. There is good natured
teasing and bonds that the reader feels will last a lifetime. There are some
highly amusing situations including a rescue from a pond. The reader can ‘feel’
a force of attraction that the characters are trying to deny. There is good
Christmas Every Day
Love And Lies At The Village Christmas Shop by Portia Macintosh is a wonderful feel-good contemporary novel that focuses on the importance of family and memories. Every day we have the opportunity to not only look back and smile but to make new memories. The warm glow that Christmas brings shouldn’t only happen just once a year but every day.
The novel is a learning curve and a journey of discovery. “Some people put so much emphasis on things… but at the end of the day, it’s just money that gets you those things. Money can’t buy you a family.” Once again this week, I was reminded of something our pastor Leon Evans said “some people are so poor, all they have is money.” Money cannot buy you love, only stuff. Where will you aim the focus of your life?
Loss hits hard. No matter how warm our memories, sooner or later we have to face the fact that we need to adapt to a new ‘normal.’