*Ad-gifted – I received a copy of The Postcard in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
As you know I don’t get the chance to read quite as many books as I’d like to at the moment. Hopefully, this will change soon! But when I was offered to be a part of the blog tour for The Postcard by Zoe Folbigg, it was a book I really wanted to read. So I made time for a chapter here and there over the past few weeks. Now it is a sequel to the bestselling book The Note, which I haven’t read, however, I don’t think it affected the story at all for me.
Read on for my review…
The sequel to the bestselling phenomenon The Note – based on the true story of one girl and her ‘train man’…
A year after the kiss that brought them together in a snowy train-station doorway, Maya and James are embarking on another journey – this time around the world.
The trip starts promisingly, with an opulent and romantic Indian wedding. But as their travels continue, Maya fears that ‘love at first sight’ might not survive trains, planes and tuk-tuks, especially when she realises that what she really wants is a baby. Trouble is, James doesn’t feel the same.
Meanwhile, Maya’s best friend Nena is struggling with the reality of being a new parent, little knowing that her friend risks losing the love of her life over her dreams of motherhood.
Can Maya and James navigate their different hopes and dreams to stay together? Or is love at first sight just a myth after all…
What I Think
As I mentioned earlier The Postcard is a sequel, but it didn’t affect the story for me and was perfectly fine as a standalone book. First thoughts; the cover caught my eye. It’s designed like a postcard, bright and bold with an airplane and a taxi. So I knew it was a book with a lot of travel in it and I couldn’t wait to get started.
If I’m being honest it was pretty slow to start. It took me a while to get into the story. That said once I knew what was what and was going on, I thoroughly loved it. I think for me the story got going when Maya and James were in the full throws of travel. They had both taken a year out to travel the world. Maya has left her friend Nena at home with a baby, who is a tad jealous of Maya going on a travelling adventure. But then Maya realises what she wants is a baby and the stay at home life with James. But does James want that life?
The Postcard is full of details, I’ll put it that way! If you weren’t sure what colonic irrigation was you will know after reading this!
I did enjoy around 80% of the book, it might have been better if I read the first book, The Note before. So I’m going to give The Postcard 4 out of 5 stars.
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