The Year Of Surprising Acts Of Kindness is a romantic comedy.
Ceri Price is grieving for her mother who recently died. When her sister takes steps to empty the family home and make it ready to sell, Ceri finds it hard to let go. She heads to Wales where her mother asked to have her ashes spread.
The sleepy seaside village of Dwynwen has little appeal; it's no longer a tourist hotspot, so Ceri won’t be staying long. The lack of internet cuts her off from her old life, but soon the location and the villagers appeal more than returning to work. Can a village named after an ancient goddess of love still work magic against the odds of a modern world?
When I read the title of this book, I envisioned a story dominated by a year-long challenge of kind acts. This tale is quite different to my expectations; its main storyline revolves around Ceri and her journey through loss and grief and her hopes of finding love. The acts of kindness become part of the storyline, some obvious, others less so. Some seep from characters who care, while others evolve as the story moves forward.
This was a light read and fits the genre well, not quite what I was expecting but I was still keen to see how Ceri’s story evolved. Recommended for those who enjoy a contemporary style romance and Welsh seaside setting.
Witty, warm and wise with the funniest one-liners - totally loved every page. Laura Kemp delivers another winnerWarm, funny, sweet *and* spicy, what a fab readA warm-hearted, laugh-out-loud story of the things we do (or don't do) in pursuit of love. Sexy, witty and wise, with moments that will steal your heartGorgeous! Funny, clever, romantic and real, it's brilliantFun but with real heart - FABULOUS MAGAZINE
A fun and feel-good read, perfect for fans of Milly Johnson, Lucy Diamond and Jenny Colgan.