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How to Choose a Sweetheart - Nigel Bird

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Offline Kath Middleton Reading Hell, yes!
05 Sep 2013, 10:49 AM | Post: #1

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How to Choose a Sweetheart - Nigel Bird

Delightfully different from his usual books How to Choose a Sweetheart by Nigel P Bird is a light-hearted story but with deeper undertones.  I loved the interplay of characters.  Here's my 5* review -
I have read a number of books by Nigel Bird and this is a complete departure from his usual dark and gritty style. I love it! Max, the young man who is trying to find a girlfriend after a break up with his previous lady, goes to great lengths and some subterfuge, to become a part of her life and that of her 6 year old daughter. Will he dare come out with the truth? Can he base the relationship on a lie? We also follow the fortunes of his old flame as she finds happiness with another man. One of the most touching characters though, is the piano teacher, Mr Evans. 
 

The book is full of beautifully drawn characters, and their interplay is subtle but believable. The written style is chatty, friendly - a true story teller air about it. Earlier reviews mention errors but I found this very good. It's obviously been worked on since publication. It's a thoroughly enjoyable feel-good  book which I had recommenced to me and which I heartily recommend in my turn.
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RE: How to Choose as Sweetheart - Nigel Bird

Well done, Nigel! And well done, Ignite! Clapping hands
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05 Sep 2013, 02:56 PM | Post: #3

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RE: How to Choose a Sweetheart - Nigel Bird

Thanks so much. I'm warmer now by a few degrees than before I read it and as happy as Larry (Grayson?)
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Offline Kath Middleton Reading Hell, yes!
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RE: How to Choose a Sweetheart - Nigel Bird

I hope not - he's dead! I certainly think it's a triumph and possibly my favourite of those of your books I've read.
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RE: How to Choose a Sweetheart - Nigel Bird

Just digging up an old link and warmed by the sight of the review. Lovely.

The book's on offer just now. 77p if you fancy.
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RE: How to Choose a Sweetheart - Nigel Bird

I'm digging up this old thread (with gratitude to the original poster) just to mention that How To Choose A Sweetheart is on offer again at 99p today. It's a promo that's going rather well and I'm trying to make some hay while the sun shines (yes, even in Scotland the sun's out today). Thanks.
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RE: How to Choose a Sweetheart - Nigel Bird

I Facebooked it - I hope it goes well. Lovely book which I enjoyed a great deal.
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RE: How to Choose a Sweetheart - Nigel Bird

Best of luck, Nigel. Some lovely reviews for this book!
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