Behind Closed Doors by Catherine Alliot

Updated: Dec 28, 2021

Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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I was provided a copy of Catherine Alliot's book Behind Closed Doors, for an honest review book tour organized by R&R Book Tours.


From the outside, anyone would think that Lucy Palmer has it all: loving children, a dashing husband and a gorgeous home.

But when her marriage to Michael comes to an abrupt and unexpected end, her life is turned upside down in a flash.

As the truth of her marriage threatens to surface, Lucy seizes the opportunity to swap her house in London – and the stories it hides – for a rural escape to her parents’ farmhouse in the Chilterns.

But Lucy gets more than she bargained for when she moves back to her childhood home, especially when it throws her into the path of an old flame.

Coming face-to-face with her mistakes, Lucy is forced to confront the secrets she’s been keeping from herself and those she loves.

Is she ready to let someone in? Or will she leave the door to her past firmly closed . . .

 

This wasn’t the normal lovey-dovey romance I normally read, and it was a nice change of pace. I really feel for Lucy in this story, she has been through so much and she continues to be drug through the mud. The characters were also more mature than the normal romances that I blog about. That too was a nice change of pace.


There was a romance though with two separate men actually. I enjoyed the story with both of them but definitely favored one of the other. Of course, I’ll let you be the judge and not spoil it by telling you who I preferred her with.

It was not a light read as it definitely had some heavy parts. But it was greatly written and very easy to follow. I really enjoyed reading Catherine Alliott’s book and she is a wonderful author.


My favorite part about reading and reviewing work by new authors is getting to read work from different countries. I absolutely love the way the characters speak. I wouldn’t say “proper” exactly, but it’s so different than how we speak in America and it was great!


The character spotlight would definitely have to be Lucy’s parents. They were an absolute hoot, and how I hope my husband and I to be when we are older.


In all, I really do suggest this book. It was a great read and Alliott is a fantastic author. Please let me know if you read it, and what you think of it too!


Characters: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Writing: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Story/Plot: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Humor: ⭐️⭐️

 

Catherine has sold over 3 million bestselling novels worldwide and is translated into eighteen languages.

The first of these novels Catherine started under the desk when she worked as an advertising copywriter. She was duly fired. With time on her hands, she persevered with the novels, which happily flourished.

In the early days she produced a baby with each book – but after three – stuck to the writing as it was less painful.

She writes with her favorite pen in notebooks, either in the garden or on a sofa.

Home is a rural spot on the Hertfordshire border, which she shares with her family and a menagerie of horses, cows, chickens, and dogs, which at the last count totaled eighty-seven beating hearts, including her husband. Some of her households have walk-on parts in her novels, but only the chickens would probably recognize themselves.

All her novels are published by Penguin Random House internationally, and by No Shooz Publishing in America.




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