Sunday, 11 September 2016

A Book Review & chat about my current novel

The Versions of Us ~ by Laura Barnett

Think back to a time when you met someone you love. 

Imagine if something slightly different happened that night. You caught a later train or you decided not to go out that night.

“The Versions of Us” is a book about those moments of fate, when life could go in a completely different direction. It has a “Sliding Doors” feel to it.

There are three different versions of the love story between Jim and Eva:
1. Jim and Eva met, fell in love and got married
2. Jim and Eva met and fell in love but Eva married David
3. Jim and Eva got together but Eva went back to David

I found this book very confusing at first – I had no idea what was going on. Part of the problem was that I was listening to it on audio. If I was reading it on paperback, I would have been able to flick back and forth through the chapters get a clear indication of the version headings.

However, once I got to grips with the three versions, this proved to be a very interesting read.

My third novel

I am currently writing my third novel at the moment. Whilst there aren’t different ‘versions’ in the story, the novel does jump back and forward between ‘now’ and ‘then’.

In the ‘now’ chapters, we see how the character’s past (‘then’) experiences are affecting her present. I hope I have created this in a clear-cut way. I much prefer books that are easy to follow!

Thanks for reading and see you next time!

Rose x 

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