#BlogTour The Wrong Direction by Liz Treacher #BookReview @liztreacher @LoveBooksGroup #LoveBooksTours #TheWrongDirection
Extremely delighted to be the latest stop on the Blog Tour for THE WRONG DIRECTION by LIZ TREACHER. My thanks to the Author and Kelly of Love Books Tours for putting it all together and letting me be part of it all!
About the book
Autumn 1920. When Bernard Cavalier, a flamboyant London artist, marries Evie Brunton, a beautiful Devon post lady, everyone expects a happy ending. But Evie misses cycling down country lanes, delivering the mail, and is finding it hard to adapt to her new life among Mayfair’s high society. Meanwhile Bernard, now a well-known artist, is struggling to give up his bachelor ways. The Wrong Direction is as light and witty as The Wrong Envelope, with racy characters and a fast-paced plot. Wild parties, flirtatious models, jealous friends – Bernard and Evie must negotiate many twists and turns if they are to hold on to each other...
Liz is a writer, a Creative Writing teacher and an Art photographer. She lives in the Highlands of Scotland with a view of the sea. Her love of images influences her writing.
Her debut novel, 'The Wrong Envelope', is a romantic comedy, set in 1920 in Devon, England. It tells the story of Bernard, an impulsive artist and Evie, his beautiful post lady. You can watch the trailer on this page, under 'Videos'. Light and witty, and full of twists and turns, 'The Wrong Envelope' captures the spirit of another age - when letters could change lives.
The sequel, 'The Wrong Direction', follows Evie and Bernard to London, and charts their further adventures in Mayfair's high society. Wild parties, flirtatious models, jealous friends - Bernard and Evie must negotiate many twists and turns if they are to hold on to each other.
Back with Evie and Bernard and the story continues seamlessly from book one, The Wrong Envelope, as we follow their lives from the quiet streets of Cornwall into the frenetic pace of London as a newlywed couple and life definitely doesn't get any easier for them as reality hits!!
I loved The Wrong Envelope for the way it took you back to a much gentler pace of life, and this sequel transports you so effortlessly to the change of life that Evie faces - not only is she getting used to married life and all that entails, she's not a post lady anymore and has to deal with the boredom and trying to find out what her new role will be in life. Not easy for a woman in the 1920's but the wonderful thing about Evie as a character is that she has a brain and she's not afraid to use it! I loved how much she evolves during this book - while marriage is extremely daunting for her at first and she's lost the comfort zone of being with her family, she gains so much confidence in herself and starts aiming for her dreams and fulfilling her potential.
Bernard is back to living life in a whirlwind while being back in London - out with friends a lot of the time, working hard and doesn't seem to realise how much Evie relies on him to help her adjust. She soon makes some new friends though who expose her to the social side of London and she doesn't always like what she sees.
I absolutely loved seeing these different sides to these characters - there's so much going on and so many changes for them to deal with that we get to discover the attitudes of the time that looked down so much on women and the role they played - they were supposed to stay and home and keep everything nice for their husbands! That's not Evie! And the more she gains in confidence, the more Bernard realises how lost he is without her - will it be enough to make him change his ways though?!
I adored this book and loved how it put you through a wide range of emotions! It captures a bygone age perfectly and I enjoyed being totally transfixed from start to finish!!