Today i have a nice book to come back to this blog. It is called 'Conditional Love' and written by an author from Nottinghamshire called Cathy Bramley.
Anyway, i think that it is time for me to actually have a go at reviewing the book, rather than continuing to give praise to anything other than the actual story. So here i go!
There is something about Cathy Bramley's books, i have noticed as time has gone by that i have never really had a favourite, but rather her story-telling seems to get better and better. This is defintiely the case with 'Conditional Love'.
I loved the characters, the world that they were in, but also i was very able to sympathise for the main character with ease. This can be seen for me to be a difficult thing in the past with other books. Somehow, when it comes to authors writing the protagonist in a book, they either make them too headstrong or wimpy - which can be extremely annoying. Luckily i found that Sophie (the main character) was very balanced and very interesting as a person.
The context of building a dream house for Sophie was a creative idea as well. At first, i was a little bit hesistant, but the language and twists and turns in the plotline, made it engaging, rather than fairly dull paragraphs full of words.
Anyway, i will be looking forward to reading her new serial book, 'The Plumberry School of Comfort Food'. But it clearly shows that from her better story-telling each book that goes along, Cathy Bramley is definitely going to be a author to watch.