Book Review - Where There's A Will by Beth Corby (Blog Tour)



Where There's A Will by Beth Corby
Published by: Hodder & Stoughton
Released: 30th May 2019 (ebook) & 19th September 2019 (paperback)
Page Count: 336 Pages
Edition: Kindle
Rating: 4 / 5 

I recieved this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Also, thank you to the publisher for allowing me to take part in this blog tour. 

Would you take the chance that could change everything?

After leaving university at the age of twenty-five with no idea what to do with her life, Hannah is stunned when she is left a mystery bequest by her rich, estranged great-uncle Donald.

But there's a catch: before she can find out what she's inherited, she must undertake a series of unknown tasks alongside Alec, Donald's reluctant (but rather gorgeous) PA.

As the tasks progress and she and Alec grow closer, Hannah begins to think that Donald's real gift might have more to do with love than money . .

Thoughts

After leaving university at 25, Hannah has no idea what to do with her life. She has no job, no love life and had a strained relationship with parts of her family. Close to breaking point, Hannah is soon stunned when she is left a mysterious bequest by her well off, estranged Uncle Donald. To find what she's inherited she must first undertake a series of tasks alongside Donald's PA, Alec. As she makes her way through the tasks, finding out a lot more about her uncle on the way, she starts to realise that this gift may have more to do with love than money.

This was a really easy, quick read that I got through in a few days. It's full of charm and really delves into the problems that we may all face at times with regards to not knowing what to do with our lives. It has a real feel good factor within it and I did find myself smiling a lot throughout reading. I felt it was very heartwarming and perfect for reading when you need a pick me up.

Plotwise, it was very easy to follow, well paced and I found myself becoming so invested in Hannah's journey. I just wanted to know what the next tasks where and what she was going to get in the end. Also, I loved reading Donald's letters and finding out more about his life. He was such an eccentric character and despite dying early on in the book, we still got a mass of his brilliant personality throughout the letters Hannah received. If I'm being honest, reading Donald's letters had to be my favourite parts throughout the entire book.

Hannah's character was your typical twenty-something woman and I found myself relating to her a lot. Like her, I'd come out of university not knowing what I wanted to do with my life and I, too, struggled a lot for a year or so. Being able to relate to what a character is feeling is crucial when I am reading a book, so this was a pleasant surprise. Her relationships with different characters were also really interesting to read. In particular the relationship she had with her sister, Lauren. I really didn't like Lauren at all, and even at the end of the book I hadn't grown to like her in the slightest. However, Hannah managed to grow a backbone and put her in her place, which was great to read! In my opinion, every character within the story had a unique personality and I found myself loving several of them. Especially Mrs Crumpton and Lady Jane.

As you would expect in a book like this, there was romance involved. Mind you, it wasn't a romance that started straight away, it was a slow burner of 'will they or won't they?'. Alec, the love interest of Hannah, was a very complicated character to begin with but as you get further into the story we start to learn more about him and in the end he became one of my favourites. I was always rooting for Hannah and Alec and their relationship warmed my heart at the very end.

Where There's A Will was an enjoyable tale all about self-discovery, love and finding out who you really are. It was a pleasure to read and I would love to read a prequel all about Donald..please let it happen!






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