Adult,  Big Book

Where Love Lies

Julie Cohen
where love liesLately, Felicity just can’t shake a shadow of uncertainty. Her husband Quinn is the kindest person she knows and loves her peculiarities more than Felicity feels she deserves. But suddenly it’s as if she doesn’t quite belong.
Then Felicity experiences something extraordinary: a scent of perfume in the air which evokes memories that have been settled within her for a long time, untouched and undisturbed. As it happens again and again, the memories of a man Felicity hasn’t seen for ten years also flutter to the surface. And so do the feelings of being deeply, exquisitely in love . . .
Overwhelmed and bewildered by her emotions, Felicity tries to resist sinking blissfully into the past. But what if something truly isn’t as it should be? What if her mind has been playing tricks on her heart?
Which would you trust?

What were your overall thoughts?
I had no idea what to expect when I started reading this book. So when it quickly grabbed my attention, I was truly relived. This book is one of the most unique books I’ve read in a long time and I found it difficult to stop reading. I really just wanted to know what was going on. Then there was worry and tension and fear. I honestly went through so many emotions while reading this book which helped to make it feel completely refreshing. Plus this book has a super sweet ending, making it all worthwhile.
What was your favourite aspect of the book?
The mystery of it all. I loved being put on the edge of my seat throughout this book. I also really enjoyed that I had no idea what was going on because the topic was so unique and something I have definitely never heard of before. This book kept me curious throughout which is a difficult thing to do. The curiosity even stayed after the reveal which was fantastic. There is such a wonderful feel to this book when you get to the end.
Who was your favourite character and why?
I’m going to have to say Felicity. This book is her story so I know that makes it hard to not choose her but I love Felicity because she was such a fascinating character. She wasn’t straight-forward but had an interesting background and she was just full of flavour. Felicity was a strong character that you couldn’t help but wish for. She made some odd choices but it was all explained eventually and I just think she was a fantastic protagonist who really carried the story.
Would you recommend this book?
I am certain that this book is not for everyone but if you enjoy complex, mysterious, human stories then I would highly recommend this book. If you’re looking for something with depth that will move you to feel a lot of things and cause you to really think, then this should be a book you read. It is captivating, interesting, and a little scary to boot! So if you want a book like that, you must read this book.
Summarize this book in one sentence. (Verdict)
Where Love Lies is an intense, emotional, powerful, original piece of fiction that is sure to stay with you long after you’ve finished the last page.
Reviewed by Faye

Publisher: Bantam Press
Publication Date: July 2014
Format: Hardback
Pages: 384
Genre: Romance
Age: Adult
Reviewer: Faye
Source: Borrowed
Challenge: None

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