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An interesting opening to a story about a young woman looking for happiness.
This book starts in a therapy style setting and Chloe is asked to recall her life, a job more easily done in the third person. Thus begins an introduction to Chloe's story. Chloe's early life was fraught, with serious illness and the after-effects including jealousy displayed by her elder sister.
This book only tells part of the story, taking you from Chloe's early life to university. Her faith is tested throughout, and although she seemingly makes lots of friends, finding love proves a struggle. I admired Chloe's determination and strong will - she displays confidence in speaking up for herself against elders, dealing with the reaction of her father to her faith and her struggles and enduring perseverance with her studies.
She Smiled leaves the door open for the reader to continue Chole's story in the sequel, She Smiled: Broken Yet. Time will tell whether Chloe will be able to finally feel "refreshed" and have everything fall into place for her.
Charlotte Walker, A LoveReading Ambassador
My heroine is a beautiful young lady, Chloe Blankson. The novel opens with her severe illness on her first birthday in a lonely and secluded part of town. Growing up, Chloe realised the slight deformity that will define her future. However, an encounter with the Saviour redefined her. As Chloe tried to relate with the growing lady she was becoming; she got convinced that finding true love was as complicated as her childhood insecurity. Chloe became increasingly disturbed with the aspects of her life that summon up her dark and undefined past. Despite her faith and career hopes, Chloe was unfulfilled and unhappy with the shallowness of life and struggled with her relationships. Finally, she realised that she was foolish to give up easily with her choices. Chloe is keen to redefine what love means to her with everyone that walked the shores of her world. Was she able to do so correctly? Did she find true love?
Closing date: 29/02/2020
Publication date: 12/11/2019
Publisher: QuartJC Publishers
|Publication date:||12th November 2019|