Published by Terry Tyler
Source: Author request
Four Valentine cards – from four different men!
Sophie Heron’s fortieth birthday is looming, and she is fed up with her job, her relationship, her whole life – not to mention her boyfriend’s new ‘hobby’, in which she definitely doesn’t want to get involved…
Back in 1998 she had the choice of four men, and now she can’t help wondering how her life might have turned out if she’d chosen differently.
The person to whom Sophie had always been closest was her beloved Auntie Flick, her second mother, friend and advisor. Before her death in 2001, Flick said, “when I’m up there having a cuppa with St Peter, I’ll have a word with him about making me your guardian angel, shall I?”
As Sophie’s fortieth birthday draws near, she visits her aunt’s special place: a tree by a river, hidden from the world. Here she calls on Auntie Flick to show her the way forward – and help her look back into the past so she can see what might have been…
Sophie Heron’s 40th birthday is fast approaching, and she is taking stock.
Sophie is filled with deep regrets of a life wasted and potential unfulfilled. She is desperately miserable with how things have turned out for her – and is torturing herself over the decisions she made to bring her life to its current point. One day, 16 years ago, she was faced with limitless opportunities… did she choose the wrong path?
In a ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ meets ‘Mr Destiny’ sort of scenario. Sophie is treated to some very vivid experiences of how life might have been, had she made some different choices, walked a different path; and I felt genuinely gutted for her when some of these parallel worlds that she visited were in fact a whole lot better than ‘real life’.
Round and Round is yet another treasured Terry Tyler creation in my collection. This was a delightful novella again showcasing Tyler’s talents for creating real, likeable characters with ‘real world’ problems.
Focusing on the what-ifs and never-weres that I’m sure everybody considers at some point in their lives; Tyler delivers an authentic account of the human condition, in an enjoyable and endearing way. With no lengthy build up to events, you are immediately drawn into Sophie’s world; and although each chapter has its own focal point, they all blend seamlessly together to reinforce the bitter-sweet message – things may not always turn out how you would have hoped, but the powers that be have got your back!
Many thanks to the author for providing this book for review