Today is my stop on the All Together Now blog tour and I have for you all a little information on the book, a few reasons why you should read it (I haven’t yet finished it due to life stuff so it’s only based on the beginnning) and a giveaway for you to win a copy of the book! UK and IRL only.
Title: All Together Now Author: Gill Hornby Publisher: Abacus Published: June 2nd 2016 Pages: 322 Format: Paperback Source:: Review Copy Add It:Goodreads, Amazon UK, Amazon US
Summary: Four strangers in the midst of difficult life transitions find friendship, purpose, and perfect pitch in in this heartfelt comic novel.
In the small English village of St. Ambrose, the members of the Bridgeford Community Choir have little in common. But when their singing coach dies unexpectedly before a big contest, the motley group must join forces — and voices — in pursuit of an impossible-seeming goal. Featuring an eclectic cast of characters — including a mother suffering from empty nest syndrome, a middle-aged man who has just lost his job and his family, and a 19-year-old waitress who dreams of reality TV stardom — ALL TOGETHER NOW is a poignant and charming novel about small town life, community, falling in love, and the big rewards of making a small change.
A Few Reasons You Should Read This
(based on half the book)
It’s really gripping and interesting. From the first page I was invested in the book and intrigued as to what was going to happen next. As the book continues I have no clue where it is taking me and I am very much wanting to find out.
It is written beautifully. This is the best way to describe it anyway. This is my first Gill Hornby book and it is really easy to read as it just flows so well and everything is so well described and it’s just wonderful to read!
It has a wonderful array of characters. Seriously. I always worry about books that have a lot of characters but Gill Hornby has really managed to make all of the characters have their own distinct voices and it’s really brilliant to read about.
The setting is so interesting. I’ve never lived in a small town but I love reading about this small town. It really adds that extra something to the book and makes it that much more compelling to read about.
** I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. **
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I have one copy of the book to giveaway to one lucky person! To be entered into the competition, all you have to do is comment below with the answer to this question:
If you could have (or do have) a musical talent, what is it?
Remember to make sure you enter your e-mail address when you post so that I can contact you if you win!
Giveaway will end on Friday 17th June. Open to UK and IRL residents ONLY.
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