#BlogTour – #BookReview of #BonnieandStan by Anna Stuart @annastuartbooks @TrapezeBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n

I’m pleased to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for the lovely and moving Bonnie and Stan by Anna Stuart. Thank you to Tracy Fenton and Trapeze Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this beautiful and heartwarming book.

About the book:

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.

About the author:

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Anna Stuart has wanted to be a writer ever since she sat up in her cot with a book. For years she wrote short stories and serials for the women’s magazines before being published by Pan Macmillan as a historical novelist under the pseudonym Joanna Courtney. Her Queens of the Conquest series, set in the pre-1066 years, has been published to acclaim in all formats including audiobook and been translated for European markets but she is delighted to return to the contemporary world for Bonnie & Stan.

My Review:

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful and emotional read Bonnie and Stan is! How could any review I write do this wonderful and heartwarming book justice?

We first meet this charismatic couple when Stan is at the hospital about to be given some devastating news that will change everything in an instant. Poor Stan can’t bear the thought of leaving Bonnie alone, so sets out to find her a new love to share her life with after he’s gone.

The story is told in dual timelines, moving back and forth between the Liverpool of the swinging sixties when Bonnie and Stan first meet and the present day, as they, along with their family, try to come to terms with the devastating blow life has dealt them.

What follows is a beautiful love story that tells of a life well lived, full of the ups and downs, laughter and tears that we all go through in our lives. It’s a story of family and the difference our loved ones can make to our lives. But above all it’s a story full of warmth, hope and joy. Of a couple who have been through so much in their lives, but are still as in love today as they were when they first got together.

I loved the story of Bonnie and Stan’s early relationship in the sixties. The vibrant city of Liverpool is brought vividly to life as we learn all about Bonnie’s aspirations to be an architect and the exciting music scene that Stan is a part of.

The present day is an emotional read as Stan tries to come to terms with his own mortality, while Bonnie continues to believe that all is not lost and a cure can still be found. Add to that Stan’s desire for Bonnie not to be left alone and we have a moving and poignant story that tugs at your heartstrings.

I fell in love with Bonnie and Stan from the moment they were introduced. They felt so real to me and I was as desperate as they were for Stan to have the happy ending they so wanted for him.

A heartwarming  and beautifully written story that moved me beyond words, Bonnie and Stan are characters who will stay with me for a long time to come. A story of life, love, loss and everything in between, this is a book that I would highly recommend.

Bonnie and Stan by Anna Stuart is available to buy now: Amazon UK

Follow along with the blog tour to see what these other fantastic bloggers have to say:

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