What if your happy ending didn’t happen the first time around?
Well Karen is about to find out when she meets Elliot and his teenage daughter during her disaster of a 40th birthday party.
A chance meeting? A new beginning…
Every now and then I like to read something fun, light and guaranteed to make me smile – this ticked all the boxes.
I also very much appreciated that the book dealt with infertility. I’m not sure that it really did the pain, frustration and heartbreak that comes with infertility justice, but then it isn’t the genre for that. It’s my birthday was a rather light-hearted read. But it is important that topics like infertility become more common place. Less hidden behind closed doors.
Infertility is an important topic for me. I have had to deal with the pain of not being able to have the number of children I would want, and it has left its scars. I have one very beautiful wee small person that I am grateful for every single day. Every. Single. Day. But infertility is horrible. Horrible.
It’s my birthday by Hannah Pearl was a smile inducing romantic read that delivered on the happy ever after ending.
It was a fun, easy and enjoyable story filled with likeable characters. The sort of book that you could take on holiday or just read on the sofa with a huge mug of tea.
Going into this I knew what I would be getting. A romantic read with a happy ever after ending. And I’m very glad that is what I got.
I received a copy of It’s my Birthday by Hannah Pearl from the publisher, via the blog tour organisers – the review and opinions are my own.
… i’ll cry if I want to.
Oh boy, another birthday …
Karen could be excused for crying on her birthday, especially as it’s the first one since her husband got on a plane to the States and never came back. Then there’s the fact that her workmates were practically bribed to attend her birthday meal. But when a restaurant double booking leads to her sharing a table with single dad Elliot and his daughter, things start looking up.
As Karen gets to know Elliot she experiences feelings she thought she’d never have again. But is it enough? Or will the thing that destroyed Karen’s previous relationship also ruin things with Elliot?
Hannah Pearl was born in East London. She is married with two children and now lives in Cambridge. She has previously worked as a Criminology researcher, as a Development Worker with various charities and even pulled a few pints in her time.In 2015 she was struck down by Labrynthitis, which left her feeling dizzy and virtually housebound.She has since been diagnosed with ME. Reading has allowed Hannah to escape from the reality of feeling ill. She read upwards of three hundred books during the first year of her illness. When her burgeoning eReader addiction grew to be too expensive, she decided to have a go at writing. In 2017 she won Simon and Schuster’s Books and the City #heatseeker short story competition, in partnership with Heat magazine, for her short story The Last Good Day. Hannah is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association.