Absinthe Doesn’t Make the Heart Grow Fonder: Holly Kerr


Lots and lots of posts for this birthday celebration, and lots more to come over the next couple of days; don’t forget two wonderful giveaways from some truly brilliant authors and some really wonderfully written guest posts. For this post I wanted to do a #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) style post to a review that really opened my eyes this year and helped to secure my beliefs that taking self-published books was something I really need to keep doing and that this blog is just, so right at the moment.

I’ve toyed with closing my review requests box for a little while because I’ve felt it’s getting a little out of hand. Even if I review two books a week which I attempt to, the number of requests coming through is at least double that a week. I’m not grumbling at all, it’s a wonderful thing having all these authors asking me for review, it honestly, honestly means the utter world. But I’ve felt a little like I’m treading water and I’m not sure how to get out. However every so often a book comes along that makes you think yes, this is why I keep going, and this is why I do this.

This book and this review are two of my favourites in the history of mylittlebookblog. I don’t mean that it was better or that it was the best that I’ve read, but it did two things for me as a reviewer.

1) It showed me that although you can read ten, twenty, thirty above average self-published books that although a good read don’t quite push the right buttons, one with sneak up behind you and just make you sit up and listen, and want to find that next brilliant self-published work.

2) Secondly, it was the first review in a long time (maybe not quite ever) that I got it all in. I re-read it today just to double check and it just felt like yes, that’s it. I could not have put that better. The essence of the book, the writing style, I managed to convey my real feelings about the book as a whole.

I love blogging and I especially love being a book blogger. It’s kind of become something so inherently part of me that a couple of weeks ago when someone introduced me as this is Lizzy she runs a really successful book blog (not sure how much of that is true) I realised that this is a thing that has pretty much taken over my life. It’s strange because it’s just me rambling to the internet and yet at some point this became so important that I can’t imagine not doing it.
I’m going to stop my rambling now because this is getting a little emotional and I really just wanted to share a review of a really good book. I’m going to keep saying thank you throughout this week but thank you all of you for making this feel so wonderful and so right and so just me. It’s been a blast so far. *sniffles*


Good afternoon readers, it’s a been a little while since I reviewed a book so apologies. If I’m completely honest although I absolutely loved taking part, understandably the book review challenge took it out of me, and after writing a number of 101 things posts and a follow up to the review challenge I’m back with a review of a blinder of a book. I fell for Holly’s writing style a number of months back when I reviewed her book ‘baby, baby, baby,’ now retitled ‘Unexpected.’ Which you can read here however I have to confess I actually enjoyed this one a little more. It’s undoubtedly because the plot line is something I can relate to more strongly, but I also loved the twist right at the end that turned this from cosy read to a thrilling roller-coaster that I just couldn’t stop thinking about even after I turned the…

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4 thoughts on “Absinthe Doesn’t Make the Heart Grow Fonder: Holly Kerr

  1. Katie Cross says:

    Isn’t it amazing how we kind of end up finding our passions in life, and not necessarily on purpose? I think you run a very successful book blog. But the most exciting part is that there’s only more to come!

    • littlebookblog says:

      Thank you for such a wonderful comment 🙂 It was so lovely to include you in my celebrations and I wanted to make it a little bit of a surprise so I’m super glad it made your day! 🙂 all the best for the future you lovely lady xxx

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