Today I am thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for Zoe Folbigg’s novel, The Note – a fantastic read and all the better because it’s all true!! My grateful thanks to Melanie of Aria Fiction for inviting me to take part.
About the book
As featured on ITV’s ‘This Morning’…
Based on Zoë Folbigg’s true story comes an unforgettable romance about how a little note can change everything…
One very ordinary day, Maya Flowers sees a new commuter board her train to London, and suddenly the day isn’t ordinary at all. Maya knows immediately and irrevocably, that he is The One.
But the beautiful man on the train always has his head in a book and never seems to notice Maya sitting just down the carriage from him every day. Eventually, though, inspired by a very wise friend, Maya plucks up the courage to give the stranger a note asking him out for a drink. After all, what’s the worst that can happen?
And so begins a story of sliding doors, missed opportunities and finding happiness where you least expect it.
About the Author
Zoë Folbigg is a magazine journalist and digital editor, starting at Cosmopolitan in 2001 and since freelancing for titles including Glamour, Fabulous, Daily Mail, Healthy, LOOK, Top Santé, Mother & Baby, ELLE, Sunday Times Style, and Style.com. In 2008 she had a weekly column in Fabulous magazine documenting her year-long round-the-world trip with ‘Train Man’ – a man she had met on her daily commute. She has since married Train Man and lives in Hertfordshire with him and their two young sons. This is her debut novel.
Great Characters and good writing all add up to a fab read!
This is a really sweet story .. both in the love and the baking stakes! All the better for being based on a true story.
Maya is a three-dimensional character .. happy with her plum job in fashion and has just moved from living with her brother into her very own home which may need a bit of tlc, but it’s hers. She has pastimes out of work hours, a very good friend in Nena, but sadly seems to be missing out on love. This novel follows Maya through lots of ups and downs and it makes for great entertainment. Like all the best reads, this one has a bit of sadness and we go back in time to find out everything which has led to where Maya is now – but that’s not the full story. Life has a lot more in store for this fashion genius.
I definitely enjoyed this one .. plenty happening to keep me glued to the page. Great characters, good writing and a few high spots and disappointments all add up to a really fabulous read, and one which I happily recommend.
My thanks to Aria fiction for letting me read this arc via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.