No one expected Marnie Fitzpatrick to be expelled from school… but the aftermath will haunt her forever. No one imagined she’d fall for the boy from the wrong side of town… until the day she saw him dancing alone. No one could know she had the one thing he needed to pursue his dreams… the courage to chase them. Love Notes For Freddie.

Marnie FitzPatrick is a reclusive sixth-former from Hertfordshire with a dysfunctional family, a penchant for Pythagoras’ Theorem and an addiction to doughnuts and gin. Julie Crewe is a disillusioned maths teacher who lives vicariously through the girls she teaches, yet who once danced barefoot through Central Park with a man called Jo she has never been able to forget.

This is the story of what happened in the summer of 1967, when the sun burned down on the roof of the Shredded Wheat factory, and a boy called Freddie Friday danced to the records he had stolen. This is about first love, and last love, and all the strange stuff in between. This is what happens when three people are bound together by something that can’t be calculated or explained by any equation.

This is what happened when they saw the open door.

I had heard such great things about Eva Rice before receiving this book, she has, had great reviews so I was excited to get started. The blurb also got me very intrigued, it sounded like my sort of book and I am a sucker for anything slightly romantic. I really enjoyed the way the book was written and the fact it alternated chapters, it keeps my mind stimulated and it interests me to hear two different points of view at the same time. The story line kept me going the whole time, there were so Β many little twists and turns, some I guessed some I hadn’t, however I took the time to appreciate all the characters separately and that made the whole plot a lot more enjoyable. I loved that characters within the book, had real depth, you were able to empathise and feel the story with them. The book covered some rather deep issues, yet had a lighthearted feel to it. It is one I thoroughly enjoyed and feel I will now hunt out the rest of her books. I was so pleasantly surprised reading the afterwards, and the fact that Eva had referenced places and people that I have heard of today. It brings the whole story even more to life.


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  1. Terri

    I love reading book reviews! Might pick this up to take on holiday with me to read at the pool!

    Terri /

    1. Lolamia

      Oh yes it will make a great holiday read! x

  2. I had never heard of this author and book before! I am currently reading Tara Duncan for S. Audouin-Mamikonian, a bit childish but quite funny! xx corinne

    1. Lolamia

      Oh I will have to look this one up πŸ™‚ x

  3. Serena

    Haven’t heard of this book but it sounds good πŸ™‚ great review!

    1. Lolamia

      es I really enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  4. Robyn

    I’ve been looking for a book to read and you’ve given a really good review! Great post!
    Robyn //

    1. Lolamia

      Yes I really enjoyed it. There are not many books I will read whilst walking to work, but this was one! x

  5. This sounds right up my street! I must give this a whirl. I’m currently reading The Essex Serpent which is a very intriguing book but quite tricky to read.

    Kirsty | The Monday Project |

    1. Lolamia

      Oooo I have not heard of that one I may have to look it up! x

  6. Ooo I think I’d enjoy this book! I wish I got more time to read – sadly the last book I read was “spot the dog” to my son before bedtime! I need to get back into reading more though! Great recommendation, thank you πŸ™‚
    Hels xx

    1. Lolamia

      Hahaha well Spot the Dog is a best seller you couldn’t ask for more hahah! x

  7. This sounds like a good read. Will definitely add to my wish list!

    1. Lolamia

      Yes I really enjoyed it πŸ™‚ x

  8. Oh wow this sounds so good!

    1. Lolamia

      Yes it was a great read!

  9. I love a good love story. I have been addicted to Netflex Romantic Comedy section. Really need to give up TV and get into some books.

    1. Lolamia

      It wasn’t a love story with a normal ending hahah! Oooo what’s good please share? x

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