If You Love Me, I’m Yours
If You Love Me, I'm Yours, is the lovely and charming new novel from Lizzie Chantree-author of Ninja School Mum. I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this for review. The book first appealed to me as I loved the idea of someone leaving art around the town for people to find. There has been a movement recently of leaving positive messages and book drops. So I was really intrigued by this and wanted to read this new novel.
The friendship between Maud and Dot was just wonderful. Two women who appear to be opposites, both in appearance and personality. However as the book and their friendship developments, you see that perhaps they are not that different after all.
It was lovely to find out who was leaving the paintings and how that story unfolded. What I enjoyed probably more, was to see how the characters flourished. To try and explain without giving too much away, we all start off being the product of our parents and then as we grow and develop as individuals in life, we find our true selves. This is something I think a number of us can relate to. I know I was cheering on Maud and Dot, wanting them to be happy and shine bright. I love stories about people finding happiness. I don't mean that; I mean people going out and creating their happiness!
There was a glorious mix of relationships, sadness at their stories and also humour. There was romance involved in the story lines, we all love a romance, don't we?! However what took centre stage was the friendships between the group, which was a lovely change. I would definitely recommend this book and Lizzie Chantree as an author. I've given the book 4 stars.
About the author
Tina Russell is a Lifestyle and Wellbeing Blogger who helps and inspires women to live simply and shine in life. After years of not valuing herself and being a perfectionist, Tina suffered from anxiety and exhaustion. Tina set about retraining her brain and getting her shine back and making self-care and self-development her passions. Now happier in her life, Tina uses her coaching and influencing skills from her corporate HR career, and years of experience in making positive changes to her life, to inspire and motivate other women to do the same. Through her blog, Facebook group and soon through ebooks and courses, Tina promotes simple living, self-care and self-development When not behind a laptop, you might find Tina spending time with her husband, working on an organisation project, catching up on a box set, on a walk with her beloved Labrador Harvey or out for dinner with friends having a giggle.