So far I have only read one book by Lucy Dillon, but I did like the sound of this one when I came across it recently on Net Galley. The premise sounded interesting and as I started reading, I was quickly drawn into the story.
Title: Unexpected Lessons in Love
Author: Lucy Dillon
Publisher: Random House UK, Transworld Publishers
Source: Net Galley
About the book:
What happens when ‘I do’ turns into ‘I don’t know’?
Jeannie always wanted to fall in love, and now she’s finally got the whirlwind romance she dreamed of. Dan’s gorgeous, he’s a successful young vet, and he flew her to New York and proposed on Brooklyn Bridge. Jeannie has to remind herself this is actually her life. It seems too perfect, too magical, to be real. Yet it is.
But now she’s on her way to the wedding she can’t shake off the tight sensation crushing her chest. Is it just nerves . . . or is this all happening a bit toofast?
Jeannie has one last chance to shout, ‘Stop!’ But just as she grabs it, a twist of fate throws everything she knows into the air like confetti. What Jeannie learns about Dan, about her own heart, and about the power of love itself, will change her world for ever . . .
The book opens in New York. Dan and Jeannie are on a holiday and he ends up proposing to her. How romantic is that – a marriage proposal in the Big Apple, what a great place to start. As you get into the story you find out that there’s has been a bit of a whirlwind romance. They meet online, they live far apart but their relationship accelerates and they become engaged after 5 months of dating and then things escalate as they plan the wedding. Come wedding day Jeannie feels unsure about it all. But then there is an accident and Dan is injured.
Jeannie believes that she is responsible for Dan’s accident. But there is a lot more to this story.
One of the storylines that I found really interesting was about puppy farming. It is a really sad state of affairs and it was lovely to read about the puppies being re-homed.
Then there is story line about raising funds for the puppies needs via selling wedding dresses that ladies no longer wish to keep.
All in all I thought this was a lovely story.