‘Love Life’ is the latest book by Nancy Peach.
Palliative care doctor, Tess Carter, is no starry-eyed heroine. After all, if your dad left without a backward glance and you found your last boyfriend in bed with another guy, you wouldnâ€™t believe in romance either. And the voices in Tessâ€™s head â€“ you know, the ones that tell you youâ€™re not good enough, not pretty enough, not clever enough â€“ well, these voices are very loud. Very loud indeed. Especially when the disagreeable son of one of her patients starts challenging her every decision. Edward Russell might have a big job and a posh voice, but Tess is determined not to let him get to her, especially if she can get her inner monologue to stop with the endless self-sabotage. And Edward, it turns out, may be less of a prat than he first appearsâ€¦
If youâ€™re looking for a story that will tug at your heartstrings but will have you smiling then â€˜Love Lifeâ€™ is just the book for you.
The story is mostly seen through the narrative of hospice doctor Tess, whoâ€™s getting over a messy break up. When a new patient comes into the hospice called Mary, her son is a fond memory from Tessâ€™s past. Unfortunately Edward does not remember Tess and is more concerned about his motherâ€™s health than Tess. As Edward comes to terms with his motherâ€™s health, they form an unlikely bond together.
There is also an inner dialogue that Tess has with Jane Austen as well as television who narrates the downfalls in Tessâ€™s life. Tessâ€™s life is complicated as she deals with self worth, heartbreak and an ongoing eating disorder battle.
The story is set in a hospice and this makes for bittersweet and warm reading as people come to terms with their mortality with humour whilst their relatives struggle with it.
This story is a heartfelt one that made for tender and fun reading that really struck a chord from the first page to the last. Filled with vibrant characters, all dealing with their internal struggles, â€˜Love Lifeâ€™ is a beautiful tearjerker about life, love and new beginnings.
You can buy ‘Love Life’ from Amazon.