Happy Monday evening/Tuesday morning!
Delighted to share with you today this review for a book that was simply enchanting. This is a love story about real love between real people living in the real world!😍
Anna Stuart has written an epic love story about real love between real people. Bonnie and Stan have been together for over 50 years, since the swinging 60s. Stan has just retired and Bonnie is building them their dream house, but it looks as though life has different plans. Stan has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and with the help of his granddaughter he is determined to find Bonnie a new man so she won’t need to live the rest of her years alone. Sounds a little morose and depressing, but I can assure you it was not.
The Book seamlessly bounce between the 60s and present day and was told from the perspectives of both Bonnie and Stan. In the 60s Bonnie was an architect student and Stan was in a band. The book is said in Liverpool where the music scene was on high especially with the emergence of the Beatles. Love books set in the 60s it was such a vibrant time in history full of so much change. Although I might have been drawn a little more to the past storyline the present storyline was really a lot of fun. I loved watching Stan go out on these dates with these men to find the perfect man for his beloved Bonnie. I also liked the part the granddaughter played in the story, she was a great character with her environmental saving ways. I just could not help seeing my own parents in Stan and Bonnie, not that my dad would ever look for somebody for my mom (at least I don’t think so). My parents met in the 60s and have been married for over 50 years and are now in their 70s. I truly could not imagine one of them without the other, they may not be the most romantic of people, but they sure do have a strong relationship. I think that’s why this book hit me so hard in the heart.
An absolutely beautiful story full of so much heart. There was just such a strong feeling of authenticity to the story. I felt as though Bonnie and Stan had the type of love that we all strive to have. I am not a romantic person at all but I could really feel the true love in this book. A well told story that will just make you feel good to be alive!
About the Book
‘A fresh, original love story, beautifully told.’ RUTH HOGAN, author of The Keeper of Lost Things
After 50 years together Stan still adores his wife… so why is he dating again?
Bonnie and Stan are soulmates. They met during the Swinging Sixties, to the soundtrack of The Beatles and the Merseybeat scene. Now they’ve grown up and grown old together, had children and grandchildren. They are finally building their dream home, when disaster strikes.
Stan is running out of time, and can’t bear the thought of leaving Bonnie alone. Alongside his teenage granddaughter Greya, he forms a plan to find Bonnie a new love of her life. And she must never find out…
Bonnie & Stan is a poignant, surprising love story set during the Swinging Sixties and the present day. Ultimately feel-good and full of emotion, Bonnie & Stan will make your heart sing.