Book Review: Always on My Mind by Colette Caddle
October 4, 2011 11 Comments
The cover of course also suggests holiday, but this is one of those books where the cover has nothing to do with the content of the book.
I enjoyed reading the book, although it was sometimes a little bit predictable.
Always on My Mind: What it is about
When Molly drops off her fiancé Declan at the airport in Dublin, she bumps into her old boyfriend, Luke Fortune. They don’t get a chance to talk, but in the next few days, Molly can’t but think about him.
When Declan comes back announcing he’s got a new job (locally) but needs to spend 10 weeks in Japan, for training, Molly isn’t happy. Especially when she finds out that their wedding date falls within this training period and has to be postponed.
She decides to try and find Luke, who she knows lives in France, and “accidentally” run into him when he’s back in Ireland. Her sister helps her find him, while her best friend is about to have a baby.
Molly struggles with her feelings for Declan and Luke, with her (married) sister, who is interested in meeting some new men, her sister’s daughter with teenage problems, her pregnant friend and her mother in hospital. A lot is going on but it all ends well, as it should.
This was a fun book. I wasn’t sure Molly did the right thing to go and find her old flame Luke (but neither was she). There was a lot going on in the book which probably wasn’t so realistic.
What I liked a lot was the closeness of her family (parents, brother and sister) who helped each other out when necessary. The book had that warm family atmosphere that you can also find in Marian Keyes’ books.
The book has a lot of relationship issues: staying with the fiancé or not, possible adultery, a sister-in-law that no-one approves of, etc.
A fun read for in the sun!
I got this book: from Simon & Schuster UK for review
I read this in: English, the original language
Number of pages: 401
First published: 2010