The Note - Zoe Folbigg
Reading Challenge Category: Free from Amazon
Official Book Blurb:
Based on Zoë Folbigg's true story comes an unforgettable romance about how a little note can change everything... One very ordinary day, Maya Flowers sees a new commuter board her train to London, and suddenly the day isn't ordinary at all. Maya knows immediately and irrevocably, that he is The One. But the beautiful man on the train always has his head in a book and never seems to notice Maya sitting just down the carriage from him every day. Eventually, though, inspired by a very wise friend, Maya plucks up the courage to give the stranger a note asking him out for a drink. After all, what's the worst that can happen? And so begins a story of sliding doors, missed opportunities and finding happiness where you least expect it. The Note is an uplifting, life-affirming reminder that taking a chance can change everything...
I really enjoyed this book, it was the right amount of lightness, but with a touch of intensity; it was just what I needed. I loved that it was based on a true story, and I kept wondering the whole way through which bits actually happened or which parts were embellished and made up. I know I’ll never find out, but it was fun to wonder! I guessed who Catherine was about a millisecond before it was revealed as I kept thinking who are these random people we keep dipping into the lives of! I do like it when I guess it, but I do want to be surprised too! I loved the obsession with perfecting the macaroons as I love to bake and now I want to see what all the fuss is all about, are they really that difficult? So now I’m going to have to give them a go and will probably end up cursing this book! I was pleasantly surprised by this book, especially with the way it was written in the third person as I thought that would annoy me when I started it but you soon get used to it, and now I’m looking forward to her second book out later this year!