Sunday 28 June 2015

Review of The Woman Who Fell in Love for a Week by Fiona Walker - Four*

Review of The Woman Who Fell in Love for a Week by Fiona Walker - Four*


Dive into a summer of surprises . . .

Jenny loves to house-sit: looking after a stranger's perfect home and pretending to be someone else - just for a bit. Her latest booking is a beautiful rambling country house owned by the glamorous Lewis family. Freed of teaching duties for the summer, Jenny plans to do nothing more challenging than walk the family's badly behaved dog and laze by the pool.

Her idyll is disrupted by skeletons in the Lewis closet. Stumbling across hidden messages and passionate secrets, Jenny finds herself exposing far more than just home truths. She uncovers a seductive second chance: to open herself up to love again and to finally live life on her own terms.


I have read a couple of books by Fiona Walker and they are usually light hearted romps with slightly OTT characters. This is a very different kettle of fish. To start with, it seemed to be going the usual route with almost slap-stick comedy but once Euan appears, things get somewhat darker.

It becomes a very emotional, almost tortuous book. The fact that it all takes place during a heatwave adds to the passion and sexual tension.

I felt sorry for poor Roger but he never really stood a chance once Jenny and Euan met.
The ending was lovely and almost felt like a reward for the reader - having come through some heavy times with Jenny!

All in all I think I preferred this more serious book - and Gunter was fabulous!

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