Today I’m absolutely honoured to be closing the blog tour for Bonnie & Stan by Anna Stuart….an absolutely brilliant, tear jerking love story that will melt your heart…..

the blurb

After 50 years together Stan still adores his wife… so why is he dating again?

Bonnie and Stan are soulmates. They met during the Swinging Sixties, to the soundtrack of The Beatles and the Merseybeat scene. Now they’ve grown up and grown old together, had children and grandchildren. They are finally building their dream home, when disaster strikes.

Stan is running out of time, and can’t bear the thought of leaving Bonnie alone. Alongside his teenage granddaughter Greya, he forms a plan to find Bonnie a new love of her life. And she must never find out…

Bonnie & Stan is a poignant, surprising love story set during the Swinging Sixties and the present day. Ultimately feel-good and full of emotion, Bonnie & Stan will make your heart sing.

my review

I absolutely love this book despite the fact that it had my heart breaking and tears constantly streaming down my face!

The story flits between the present and the 60’s when Bonnie & Stan first met.  In the past, Bonnie is a young woman at University in Liverpool when she meets a new friend who introduces her to The Best Boys….a band who are trying to make it big.  She becomes one of their groupies and starts dating the Lead Singer Spike….but things don’t turn out as she’d imaged!

Stan is one of The Best Boys but what I loved about this is that you literally have NO idea which one he is until nearly the end of the book!

In the present, Stan has just been given a terminal diagnosis and him and Bonnie are trying to deal with it, with the support of their brilliant family and friends.  However, Stan decides that he can’t leave Bonnie to be lonely so sets out on a mission to find her someone to keep her company once his gone…..

Honestly, this book is one of those books that gives you all the feels.  I went through sadness, heartbreak, hope, laughter, happiness, anger and realisation……exactly what the characters are going through.  Anna Stuart has done such a fantastic job of writing this so you genuinely feel all the emotions throughout.

The characters are brilliant!  Bonnie and Stan are wonderful and have been married for fifty-four years and really are the best of friends and soul mates….who doesn’t want that?! Their family is hilarious! I particularly like Greya who was such a refreshing character…..watching her grow even closer to her Grandpa who is dying was heart warming and heart breaking all at the same time.

The search that Stan goes on to find Bonnie a new man is sad but hilarious and will have you both shocked and laughing out loud!  And Dave’s growth throughout is fantastic.  (I also loved Terry the Troll……)

The chapters going back to the past are brilliant, and really lets you get to know Bonnie and Stan and what they went through.  As I say, it’s also intriguing and keeps you on the edge of your seat.

I can’t give this enough praise, I genuinely loved it so much and will return to it again in the future without a doubt.  A beautiful love story that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster, much of which many of us will be able to relate to…the exact reason it’s such a tear jerker.  Absolutely recommended from me, you NEED to read this!

rating

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

tour hosted by

Compulsive Readers

A massive thank you to Tracy for inviting me on the tour and to Anna and the publisher for providing me with a copy of the book in return for an honest review.  All views are my own and are unbiased.

If you read this I would LOVE to know what you think so give me a shout!

Have a wonderful Friday all….the weekend’s in sight!

Chelle x

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