Monday, 18 July 2016
The Trouble With Henry and Zoe by Andy Jones
A heart-warming and funny novel about love and the choices we make. How bad choices can lead to good things, and how life is never what you expect it to be. Perfect for fans of and , from the author of .
Henry and Zoe have more in common than they realise. For a start, they both have pasts they'd rather leave behind.
After jilting his childhood sweetheart on the eve of their wedding, Henry makes a break for London. He has no friends, no job, no home, no plan.
Zoe has great friends, two jobs, a new house, and a big scary plan. After a traumatic, life-changing event, she plans to leave London and spend a year travelling. Alone.
If Henry and Zoe had met one year ago, things might have worked out differently. But that s not the way life works. They meet seven months after their worlds have been turned upside down. And four months before Zoe is due to climb on a plane...
I have been waiting for another book by Andy Jones to arrive after reading and falling in love with the fantastic The Two Of Us and the lovely Dawn from Books and the City sent me an advance copy.
This certainly didn't disappoint and I absolutely loved it.
What happens when you meet someone at a turning point in your life? Especially if the last thing on your mind is a relationship? This is exactly the position Henry and Zoe find themselves in, the trouble is though they really enjoy each others company.
So what's stopping them? Well Henry has has left his fiancee effectively stranded at the altar and Zoe has just been through a very traumatic and life changing experience.
Andy Jones's writing as in his first novel - especially one scene, which I only have to think about and it has me blubbing - really gets under my skin. He manages to write from both a male and female point of view seamlessly moving between the two as the story goes on.
Zoe's situation in the story is so well written that I could feel her pain, guilt and loneliness so acutely I wanted to give her a hug.
I absolutely loved the scene where Henry returns to his home village and sees his ex fiancee for the first time and I was definitely as surprised as Henry was at what he found!
I recommend this book very highly. Grab a copy and sit in the sun (while we have it).
Out on ebook now and Paperback 28th July - Order here