Title: Round and Round
Author: Terry Tyler
Published: July 22nd 2014
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Novella
Source: I received my copy in a free Amazon promotion
My Rating: 5/5 stars
Terry Tyler’s ninth published work is a 36,000 word novella, i.e. between a third and half as long as a full length novel.
Four Valentine cards – from four different men!
Sophie Heron’s fortieth birthday is looming, and she is fed up with her job, her relationship, her whole life – not to mention her boyfriend’s new ‘hobby’, in which she definitely doesn’t want to get involved…
Back in 1998 she had the choice of four men, and now she can’t help wondering how her life might have turned out if she’d chosen differently.
The person to whom Sophie had always been closest was her beloved Auntie Flick, her second mother, friend and advisor. Before her death in 2001, Flick said, “when I’m up there having a cuppa with St Peter, I’ll have a word with him about making me your guardian angel, shall I?”
As Sophie’s fortieth birthday draws near, she visits her aunt’s special place: a tree by a river, hidden from the world. Here she calls on Auntie Flick to show her the way forward – and help her look back into the past so she can see what might have been…
Round and Round is just a short read of 136 pages which will really make you think. Sophie is nearing her 40th birthday, which prompts her to reflect on her past and all of the things that might have been but never were. In 1998 she had received Valentines Day cards from four men and she is convinced that she made the wrong decision all those years ago. Her Auntie Flick pulls some strings from beyond the grave to help Sophie to create a happier future for herself by examining her past and what might have been.
I thought that the idea behind Round and Round was very thought provoking. I’m sure most of us have a few moments on our past that we realise now changed everything. Imagine if we were able to see what might have happened if we had made a different choice!