I had been desperate to read This is How it Ends since receiving it at a work thing and I featured it as my Cover Design of the Month for April and I wasn’t disappointed!
It is an absolutely beautiful book, the photo above doesn’t do it justice! Bear in mind that this is a proof AND that it has become a little battered in my bag…but hopefully this gives you an idea of the foil detail!
A stunning book that your bookshelf deserves to be friends with!
Anyway, there’s a lot more to this book than the gorgeous cover…This is How it Ends by Kathleen MacMahon is
“A story of unexpected, live changing love”
What is so refreshing about this love story, in addition to the unexpectedness and the old ‘Stop looking for love, it will find you’ thing…instead of two young protagonists who are unexperienced, awkward and think they know everything about the world…our lovers have lived, loved and lost.
The book opens as Bruno, a New Yorker in his late forties (not ‘nearly fifty’, a distinction that Addie is keen to maintain) is on a flight to Ireland after losing his banking job with the collapse of Lehman Brothers and he decides to try and reconnect with his extended Irish family…much to their initial delight! The relatives whom he is trying to connect with are Addie, an out of work architect/swimming enthusiast who is currently a live-in carer for her father…only because he has broken both arms mind, not because he is unable to care for himself! However, he has also been suspended from his work as a doctor so there is little to keep him occupied during the day…which makes him (and Addie) feel very claustrophobic!
Anyway despite impressive efforts to avoid him, Addie finally meets Bruno and they fall in love. It’s not all plain sailing along the way but the book reminds you that life is for living and that you shouldn’t waste a second of it!