Thursday, 21 November 2013

Whatever It Takes Adele Parks. Book Review No. 18

whatever it takes adele parks
Eloise Hamilton is a Londoner born and bred, so it is a momentous day when she reluctantly agrees to uproot to Dartmouth, leaving behind her perfect world so her husband can finally live in his. There are compensations, however. Her mother-in-law Margaret will welcome her with open arms, and besides, she can still rely on best friend Sara to be her lifeline to London.
Yet, both Margaret and Sara are facing their own difficulties, and thrust into unexpected turmoil, Eloise finds she is the one holding everything together for her loved ones - and by an ever-weakening thread. As her world implodes with the strain of being responsible for all around her, someone is bound to be overlooked. And the damage might be irreparable
I  love Adele’s books, I’ve read most of them, then she did that annoying thing (ok prob not her fault) of republishing her books with a new cover and when this one came out I had to check the inside to see when it was first published to see if I’d read it! So many many books, they just blur into each other…
Anyway, this one was as good as the rest, grittier than the usual chic lit I read a lot of.
I really disliked Sara, I couldn’t believe Eloise put up with her and was her friend for so long, as a non-breeder myself I just find it annoying when women think all they are out on the earth to do is have babies, to the point of not caring how they treat anyone else in their lives.
As with all Adele’s books, there's a lot happening  in this one, all the characters have a lot going on in their lives, & it kept me wanting to read ‘just one more page’!
Definitely one for your Christmas stocking


  1. I have enjoyed reading Adele Park books too. I will have to look out for this one. I too find it annoying when they change the covers.
    Sarah x

  2. When I went to the charity shop I found this book immediately. Thank you for the recommendation!
    Sarah x