Wednesday 23 June 2021

Unbreak Your Heart by Katie Marsh BLOG TOUR @marshisms @HodderBooks #UnbreakYourHeart #unbreakyourheartblogtour


Seven-year-old Jake's heart is failing and he doesn't want to leave his dad, Simon, alone. So he makes a decision: to find Simon someone to love before he goes.

Beth is determined to forget the past. But even when she leaves New York to start afresh in a Lake District village, she can't shake the secrets that haunt her.

Single dad Simon still holds a candle for the woman who left him years ago. Every day is a struggle to earn a living while caring for his beloved son. He has no time for finding someone new.

But Jake is determined his plan will succeed - and what unfolds will change all three of them forever.

Unbreak Your Heart by Katie Marsh was published by Hodder on 27 May 2021. My thanks to the publisher who sent my copy for review as part of this Blog Tour 

Katie Marsh is another of my favourite authors, she writes incredibly emotional books that tug at the heart strings but also make you smile. I always look forward to her stories. 

Unbreak Your Heart is another wonderful novel, one that is packed with characters that the reader will love, who face some incredibly difficult situations. Yet despite the hardships and the pain, this is a uplifting story that will touch the hardest of hearts. 

Beth has recently arrived in the Lake District after living in the US. She's battered and bruised, she's had a really difficult few months and is hoping that a new job, in a different country will heal her. Beth and Simon don't get off to a good start when she knocks Simon's son Jake over!  Simon and Jake are incredibly close. Jake has a heart condition, it's not curable, but it's treatable. His mother Tamsin walked out some time ago, so it's just Jake and Simon, with the support of good friend Barney. 

Whilst Jake may be only seven-years-old, he's been through a lot and he is far older than his years. He's aware that his Dad may be left alone, and he's determined to find him a girlfriend. This is often hilarious, but also often so embarrassing for Simon. 

When Beth moves in next door, they gradually get over their unfortunate first meeting and slowly and surely their relationship grows. It's never smooth sailing though, with faces from the past arriving to scupper all plans. 

Katie Marsh excels in creating relationships that are so very strong and the reader totally believes in them. The loyalties of friendship, between Simon and Barney and also Beth and her friend Jas are tremendously created, and the extra special bond of the father/son love between Simon and Jake is just exquisite. There's a real art here, an author that can take a potentially heart breaking plot line and include enough wit to make the reader laugh out loud in place is a very special author - Katie Marsh does this with style.

A book that will tug at the old heart strings whilst showing the power of love, with a few chuckles along the way. Beautifully written, with characters to cherish. Recommended by me.

Katie had a ten-year healthcare career before leaving to write full-time. 

She lives in the English countryside with her family, and her novels include the 2018 World Book Night pick 'My Everything' and the Kindle bestseller 'A Life Without You.' 
She loves strong coffee, the promise of a blank page and stealing her husband's toast. 
She is currently writing her sixth novel.

Say hello at on Facebook @katiemarshauthor 
and chat to her on Twitter @marshisms 
and Instagram @marshisms.

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