I am absolutely thrilled to be today’s stop on the blog tour for; Note to Self by Anna Bell. I am very excited to be sharing my review of this utterly charming and feel-good book. Firstly, thank you to Alliya at HQ Publishers for the complimentary copy.

Note to Self by Anna Bell

From the author of We Just Clicked and The Man I Didn’t Marry comes a brand-new romantic and moving love story daring to find a second chance in life and love.

It’s never too late to follow your heart.

One summer’s day seventeen years ago Edie and Joel meet.
Their connection is instant and a friendship is born, although Edie can’t help but wish for more. But just as she builds up the courage to lay her heart on the line, one night changes everything…

Edie’s moved on from the heartbreak of years ago. So the last thing she expects to receive on her thirty-fifth birthday is an email… from her eighteen-year-old self. As more emails arrive, she starts to remember what – or rather who – she left behind.

Following her own advice, Edie heads back to the place where it all began, and finds her path unexpectedly crossing with Joel’s once more. Could this finally be their chance at love? Or are some things better left in the past?

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My goodness, I absolutely loved this book!!

This is the first I have read by Anna Bell (I think I have been living under a rock until now) I was completely hooked, I loved every moment of this heart-warming and utterly charming book which is all about second chances.

I loved the concept of this, it’s completely unique, sending yourself emails years into the future, emails that will make you look at yourself and encourage you to take a step out of your comfort zone, take a chance make a change.

That is exactly what happens with Edie, one day out of the blue a message pops up in her emails from herself seventeen years previous, and then another comes and another. Each message that arrives brings more memories, wonderful memories and also memories she would rather forget. emotions come bubbling to the surface as she is transported back to the best and the worst year of her life, the year when her life changed.

Even though the emails bring back some difficult and heart-breaking memories, memories of losing loved ones and the grief which comes with it, they also make her realise that all these years later she has found herself well and truly stuck in a rut. Maybe this is the time to do something about it?

So with that in mind, she meets up with her the close-knit group of friends from when she was eighteen, but this will bring all sorts of emotional anguish out of the closet.

This book is so heart-warming, it’s absolutely charming and feel-good. It’s warm and relatable, sweet and full of hope for the possibility of happiness. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Edie change from a woman who is set in her ways to one who is willing to open her heart, grow in confidence and forgive.
This is thoroughly enjoyable, It’s light and cheerful with lots of emotion, I flew through the pages and was saddened when it finished.

A definite must-read for summer!

About the Author

Anna lives in the South of France with her young family and energetic labrador. When not chained to her laptop, Anna can be found basking in the sun in the summer, heading to the ski slopes in the winter (to drink hot chocolate and watch – she can’t ski) or having a sneaky treat from the patisserie – all year round!

You can find our more about Anna on her website – http://www.annabellwrites.com or follow her on Twitter @annabell_writes.

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