Round And Round
by Terry Tyler
My rating: 5 stars
Publication Date: July 22, 2014
Publisher: Terry Tyler
Genre: Women's Fiction
Print Length: 136 pages
Available from: Amazon
Terry Tyler’s ninth published work is a 36,000 word novella, i.e. between a third and half as long as a full length novel.
Four Valentine cards – from four different men!
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…
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
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…
Round and Round by Terry Tyler
We’ve all done it, looked back and wondered if one simple decision would have made us happier, wealthier, more exciting, on and on. For Sophie, her moment of questioning her decisions came as she closed in on her fortieth birthday and she wasn’t particularly thrilled with the paths she chose throughout life. What if she has chosen a different man? Where would her life be? Her confidant and dearest aunt, Flick was her sounding board, but Auntie Flick has passed on, leaving behind their favorite place to talk and share things. In that special place, Sophie still returns to “talk” with Auntie Flick and somehow, she finds her answers. Is that a vow from her aunt to always be there? Is she Sophie’s guardian angel of sorts?
Sophie’s life has been led hoping someone else will give her happiness, more than temporary happiness, but forever happiness. Will she finally learn the need for creating her own? Will she always need Auntie Flick?
Told with humor and heart, Round and Round by Terry Tyler is a delightful read, a little dark sometimes, humorous at others, while being a “coming of age” for our late blooming Sophie. Ms. Tyler digs in and creates a woman we can all relate to, maybe finding a bit of her in ourselves at times. We could all benefit from an Auntie Flick to show us what could have been every once in a while, especially when the perfect scenarios you create in your mind grow a few warts in reality! The lesson? For me, it was life is what you make it, go with your heart and mind and do no harm. The journey through the unknown is an adventure in itself, but before you leap, take a look at what may be below you!
Terry Tyler has created an entertaining read that is both thought-provoking while still fun!
I received this copy from Terry Tyler in exchange for my honest review.