Little Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord – Review by Sarah Oakes

Little Miss Eyes of BlueLittle Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great read about money. Paul thinks he has landed the girl of his dreams when he marries Marla. But she is only interested in his money. When he quite a job at a candle factory to become a country music star, he hopes it will bring happiness and love back to their marriage. But all it does is cause further arguments from Marla. Will this save their marriage or make them drift apart?
A great read. Well developed plot. Well developed characters like Paul trying to follow his dream while still being a good father or Veloura as a sweet little kid but also wise. The only issue I would raise is that I felt Marla was too unfeeling and complained too much to be likeable as a character. A good use of a prequel to show how Veloura grew up into the person she is in the first novel.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like with the candle factory and it’s sights and smells and sounds so vivid as if you were actually there. Or the park where he writes the song with the green grass and the birds and the squirrell for a sense of peace and quiet.
The switch of perspectives worked well to display both sides of the story and was easy to follow with names as chapter titles. I also liked the use of dates and times to show how time progressed and things changed between the characters. I also liked the use of letters in the novel excellent way of showing characters thoughts and feelings and also the feeling of miscommunication. Also loved the sense of foreboding throughout the novel that things may not work out well for the family, given what we know from the first novel which was wonderfully written Overall, a great read and I would give it four stars.

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