Official Review: Small Change by Keddie Hughes

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Re: Official Review: Small Change by Keddie Hughes

Post by Sirajuddin » 20 Aug 2018, 09:46

The story of this novel is about a woman Izzy Campbell, who wants to leave her alcoholic husband Jim and she has a soft corner for Sean a Journalist. The plot is set in Glasgow, Scotland and main characters work at the Citizens' Advice Bureau.

Small Change is a beautiful story of a woman who struggles to decide, for her separation from her husband and start a new life with her new found love.

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Post by HailKingEbi » 20 Aug 2018, 09:54

interesting review. I'm very interested in the character of Jim. can't wait to get my hands on this book. congrats on being BOTD.
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Post by tzazr » 20 Aug 2018, 10:02

Reviews like this are valuable. The reviewer provided just enough to interest and yet not spoil the story for a reader. Additionally, this is the first time I've seen a comment get corrected in the final version of the book, that is cool.

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Post by 111Appleton111 » 20 Aug 2018, 10:03

Thank you for the informative review, it sounds like an interesting book. I would love to see which choices Izzy would make while going through the crossroads she faces. Well-written characters always catch my attention so that's a big plus.

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Post by OloladeO » 20 Aug 2018, 10:09

The fact that you want the author to write another story about Izzy tells that you really enjoyed the book and can't seem to get enough! This proves that the book is indeed worth reading.

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Post by Britty01 » 20 Aug 2018, 10:34

I enjoyed the review for this book which I did read. It was a fairly interesting story about Lizzy who had outgrown her alcoholic husband. She worked in the Citizens Advice bureau where she meets Sean. I liked being able to get a glimpse of life in Scotland, the issues that the working class faced and the scandal revolving around the Rangers football team.

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Post by Cardinalsparrow » 20 Aug 2018, 10:41

Thanks for a very insightful review.
This is indeed a beautifully written story; I love how the author managed the subplots and the characters. I can't wait to read this book.

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Post by Debjani Ghosh » 20 Aug 2018, 10:44

Your review has me convinced that this book is worth reading. Well-executed character driven novels are a rarity these days and this book seems to have passed this test with flying colors. Thanks for the review!

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Post by prospero360 » 20 Aug 2018, 10:47

I really enjoy character-driven novels. I'll definitely be reading this. Thanks for a detailed review.

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Post by booklysis » 20 Aug 2018, 10:52

You have written a nice review. I don't think this one is my type of book. The character seems real yet confusing to me.

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Post by Shraddha_rc » 20 Aug 2018, 10:56

Thank you for the detailed review. I don't know why I wasn't adding this story in my to-read list before, but now I'll surely do it.

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Post by Misael » 20 Aug 2018, 10:57

The plot is timely and relatable. The review was very detailed and yet no spoilers were given, and thus the review makes it more interesting to fans of this genre.

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Post by KaliRhea » 20 Aug 2018, 11:01

It sounds like a realistic situation some middle-age woman face. I don’t think I would make some of the decisions she did, but still sounds like an interesting story.

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Post by Fozia-Bajwa » 20 Aug 2018, 11:26

Official review of the book "Small Change" by Keddie Hughes is written by Bookowlie. This is a great review in which the true emotions are described of Izzy who is a main character in the story line. Izzy is a woman who is suffering from worse conditions of her husband club and is too much weary of his character. Every person in this world needs a satisfaction in his/her life like Izzy wants to get rid of her husband's character and suddenly meets Sean. They became good friends because Sean was also working at anti corruption finance. Now the question is that whether Izzy leaves her husband Jim or not? Whether Izzy stands with Sean, is it possible? Anyway the story line is based on the inefficiencies of fulfillment for emotions of middle aged lady named by Izzy which is a bitter reality of the story.

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Post by Ms Maina » 20 Aug 2018, 11:30

A character driven book is quite captivating. Izzy dealing with her alcoholic husband and also having Sean who is charming.Ofcos I want to kniw how it all unfolds and she is at crossroads and has to pick one. Bridget getting into politics ooo well. Will add it to my WTR to revisit it much later.

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