Title: Just the Way You Are
Author: Beth Moran
My Rating: 5 out of 5
When Olivia Tennyson – or Ollie to her friends – was sixteen, she wrote a Dream List of all the things she wanted for her life, including a happy marriage and a family. But at twenty-nine, Ollie is single, living at home with her over-protective and manipulative mother, and is feeling like her dreams are getting further out of reach. It’s time for a change.
It’s time to take matters into her own hands.
Without telling her mum, or more importantly, asking her permission, Ollie finds the perfect place to start her new life. End Cottage has a duck-egg blue front door, a garden that leads to acres of forest, and definitely counts as her dream home.
Now all Ollie has to do is complete the rest of her list and find out who she really is, before she can imagine any romance coming into her life. After all, how is she going to find her dream man in the middle of a forest…
My Review of Just The Way You Are
For years Olivia ‘Ollie’ Tennyson has had her life controlled by her overbearing and over-protective Mum. Meaning she has lost out so so many things in life, including being in a happy relationship, and even married. Deciding enough-is-enough, and without telling her Mum, Ollie decides to move out of her childhood home and buy her own dream home. End Cottage is just perfect for Ollie – with a duck-egg blue front door and a garden leading to acres of forest to explore, Ollie knows this is the perfect place to start living out her dream life.
Putting measures into place to make sure her Mum will cope on her own, Ollie sets the wheels in motion on her new dream life. Living on her own for the first time in her life takes a bit of getting used to for Ollie, but she ends up discovering she has great neighbours, who support her on her new life journey. Also, the appearance of the lovely Sam – the very handsome ranger makes Ollie realise what she really wants in life.
Just The Way You Are is a beautifully written story about growing as a person, and not only finding out who you really are, but also what you really want in life, and this journey was told beautifully through the character of Ollie. A feel-good and heartwarming story that explores some very poignant and emotional topics. I would highly recommend this for everyone to read.
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