[Ebook] The Puzzle of You By Leah Mercer – Pmgtest.info


The Puzzle of You Prime First Read October 19This is a novella and so a quick read Charlotte has a car crash as a result of which she cannot remember the last four years of her life which includes giving birth to her daughter Annabelle She does not tell her husband David for a few days despite struggling to adjust to the shock of the discoveries she has made The story is told from Charlotte a few years ago and Charlotte now and the firmer eventually joins up with the latter I m not convinced this woPrime First Read October 19This is a novella and so a quick read Charlotte has a car crash as a result of which she cannot remember the last four years of her life which includes giving birth to her daughter Annabelle She does not tell her husband David for a few days despite struggling to adjust to the shock of the discoveries she has made The story is told from Charlotte a few years ago and Charlotte now and the firmer eventually joins up with the latter I m not convinced this works very well as a technique as it seems to lead to repetition The characters are quite likeable though none of them are particularly memorable The author captures the fear of discovery of health issues for baby Annabelle well and you could empathise with that very easily but I found it hard to accept that Charlotte goes through a total character transformation as a result She goes from being super ambitious and focused on promotion to super mum almost overnight and although I m certain that a lot of soul searching will occur as to what s important I m not certain someone could change that radically I didn t find the story very riveting or challenging in any way but if you are looking for something easy to read then this fits the bill Boring and Repetitive SPOILER The first 3rd of this book was intriguing Unfortunately, after that it was just a long, drawn out shallow plot where the main character keeps agonizing over a corrected birth defect for years The story took too long to get to the end and it was a very lack luster finish. This book is about a woman who gets into a car wreck and she losing her memory of the last four years of her life She cannot remember being pregnant or having her daughter The book jumps to now and before the car wreck I really enjoyed this book I won a kindle edition of this book from a goodreads giveaway, but this review is 100% my own opinion. Leah Mercer has written some sad novels so far, but they have also been really good Her third, The Puzzle of You, has elements of sadness, but is alsohopeful and uplifting The story was really good overall It reminded me of What Alice Forgot in some ways I liked how Leah shifted between Charlotte s past and present personas, giving us a glimpse of what her life was like leading up to her amnesia It also helped that she changed from third to first person each time This novel speaks vo Leah Mercer has written some sad novels so far, but they have also been really good Her third, The Puzzle of You, has elements of sadness, but is alsohopeful and uplifting The story was really good overall It reminded me of What Alice Forgot in some ways I liked how Leah shifted between Charlotte s past and present personas, giving us a glimpse of what her life was like leading up to her amnesia It also helped that she changed from third to first person each time This novel speaks volumes about the importance of balance for working mothers and how they judge stay at home mothers as much as those mothers judge them I thought Charlotte s colleagues were so rude to her when she was pregnant and even when she was looking to re enter the workforce This is my favorite of Leah s novels so far It was very well written and engaging I know she has another one on the way Ten Little Words and I can t wait to get my hands on a copy Movie casting suggestions Charlotte Anna TorvDavid Tom EllisLily Joanna PageMiriam Harriet Walter This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book literally could ve been maybe four chapters long Basically, this mother gets an accident, loses her memory, can t remember having a child, and she and her husband who are is now estranged can t seem to have a simple conversation to get them back on track and make this book much shorter than it needs to be Finally, she does get her memory back at the last chapter and is flooded with all these emotions for her daughter and her husband and they finally have the talk I wasted two we This book literally could ve been maybe four chapters long Basically, this mother gets an accident, loses her memory, can t remember having a child, and she and her husband who are is now estranged can t seem to have a simple conversation to get them back on track and make this book much shorter than it needs to be Finally, she does get her memory back at the last chapter and is flooded with all these emotions for her daughter and her husband and they finally have the talk I wasted two weeks of my life reading this I m not a huge reader of women s fiction but I love this authors work so gave this one a go This was a really unique story and in places very interesting I really liked the idea of waking up and finding out things were not as you thought they were The author did such a good job of getting across Charlotte s confusion about her current life vs her old life I felt the author also did a good job of highlighting the struggles of a working mum mum going back to work after having a child and the I m not a huge reader of women s fiction but I love this authors work so gave this one a go This was a really unique story and in places very interesting I really liked the idea of waking up and finding out things were not as you thought they were The author did such a good job of getting across Charlotte s confusion about her current life vs her old life I felt the author also did a good job of highlighting the struggles of a working mum mum going back to work after having a child and the problems and discrimination within the workplace A thought provoking read She S Woken Up In A Life She Doesn T Recognise With A Daughter She Doesn T Remember When Charlotte McKay Wakes Up In A Hospital Bed With No Memory Of How She Got There, All She Wants Is To Go Back To The Perfect London Flat She Shares With Her Husband, And The Impressive Career She S Worked So Hard To Build But Something S Not Right Her Husband David Is At Her Bedside But So Is A Three Year Old Girl, And She S Calling Charlotte Mummy Charlotte S First Instinct Is Panic When Why Did She Have A Child What About Her Promotion, Her Independence, Her Romantic Weekends With David She Loved Being That Woman How Can She Have Turned Into The Stay At Home Mother She Swore She D Never Be Back At Home, She Dives Into Her Unfamiliar World, Hoping To Piece Together The Mystery Of Her Transformation But Faced With So Much That Feels Foreign And Unnatural, Will She Ever Be Happy In A Life She Can T Remember Having Or Wanting To Have Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this book although I was interested enough to finish reading it Essentially, it is a story of Charlotte who gets into a car accident with her three year old daughter and her head injury makes her forget the last four years so she doesn t remember becoming pregnant, giving birth to her daughter, her daughter s heart condition or deciding not to return to her job The Charlotte that comes out of the accident still wants to be a career woman, and thinks she is one, a Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this book although I was interested enough to finish reading it Essentially, it is a story of Charlotte who gets into a car accident with her three year old daughter and her head injury makes her forget the last four years so she doesn t remember becoming pregnant, giving birth to her daughter, her daughter s heart condition or deciding not to return to her job The Charlotte that comes out of the accident still wants to be a career woman, and thinks she is one, as opposed to the stay at home mother she is in reality.I typically really don t like novels like this one that have chapters mixing the past and present especially where, like here, the past is what Charlotte and the reader are trying to discover I usually find, and this book was no exception, that the back and forth broke up the story too much for me The reader finds out what happened, but there is no story or suspense, it just sort of is Also, Charlotte and her husband had a fight right before her accident ostensibly upsetting her causing the accident and I found the subject matter of their disagreement to be one that I could not get behind Why is she so mad AT HIM that his genetics are in play I get being frustrated at the situation but it just doesn t seem to account for the estrangement between them.I felt like in addition to the pacing and lack of compelling story line, the character development was off I didn t get a good feel for who any of the supporting characters were let alone Charlotte herself who is maybe understandably all over the place All in all, as with many of theseFirst reads lately, I found this book lackluster You think you have your life perfectly in place and then You wake up in a hospital and things are not how they were In fact, nothing is the same How could this happen When did Charlotte decide to NOT follow the life plan Can she and her husband ever resume the way they were This is a well designed novel that alternates between a three year time frame There is a smooth transition to help understand all the changes and confusion that Charlotte feels following her accident that has prom You think you have your life perfectly in place and then You wake up in a hospital and things are not how they were In fact, nothing is the same How could this happen When did Charlotte decide to NOT follow the life plan Can she and her husband ever resume the way they were This is a well designed novel that alternates between a three year time frame There is a smooth transition to help understand all the changes and confusion that Charlotte feels following her accident that has prompted her amnesia.Interesting and well done book meh Rather unlikeable main character Lives her life making fairly selfish choices, has an accident, changes 180 degrees yet still entirely selfishly, just in a different way Of course, she doesn t remember any of this The accident caused amnesia So, you go back and forth in time as she tries to figure out how her life ended up where it did And, of course, eventually she does figure it all out Manages to find a less selfish balance Lives happily ever after meh I did win a copy thru Go meh Rather unlikeable main character Lives her life making fairly selfish choices, has an accident, changes 180 degrees yet still entirely selfishly, just in a different way Of course, she doesn t remember any of this The accident caused amnesia So, you go back and forth in time as she tries to figure out how her life ended up where it did And, of course, eventually she does figure it all out Manages to find a less selfish balance Lives happily ever after meh I did win a copy thru Goodreads giveaways Thank you I was intrigued by the description, just didn t love the main character


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About the Author: Leah Mercer

Leah can t remember a time when she didn t love writing From creating fake newspapers to writing letters to the editor, scribbling something was always on the agenda Even the rejections she received after completing her first novel at age 13 didn t dent her enthusiasm So it makes sense, then, that she pursued a career in anything but writing Public relations, teaching, recruitment, editing medical journals even a stint painting houses until she finally succumbed onceto the lure of the blank page When she s not being jumped on by her young son or burning supper while thinking of plot lines, Leah can be found furiously tapping away on her laptop, trying not to check Twitter or Facebook Leah also writes romantic comedies under the name Talli Roland.