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My thoughts…

183 Times a Year is the first in a trilogy of books by Eva Jordan and was her debut novel. Coming to the Eva Jordan fan club later in her career meant that I had the joy of obtaining all three books (and have read two out of three so far!) The first book introduces us to the main characters and covers a fair bit of background story as well as the current events. It’s well written and told from a handful of characters points of views. Eva’s books explore blended families, teenagers, marriage, friends and so much more and in fact, are just very realistic overviews of life in general.

There was a good amount of humour within the book – and moments where as a reader, you’re bound to relate. Frustration and laughs are in abundance and you will be hooked and desperate to find out more about this charming family and their trials and tribulations. The great news is that you can – the next book in the series is ‘All the Colours Inbetween.’

About the book…

Lizzie—exasperated Mother of Cassie, Connor and Stepdaughter Maisy—is the frustrated voice of reason to her daughters’ teenage angst. She gets by with good friends, cheap wine and talking to herself—out loud.

16-year-old Cassie—the Facebook-Tweeting, Selfie-Taking, Music and Mobile Phone obsessed teen—hates everything about her life. She longs for the perfect world of Chelsea Divine and her ‘undivorced’ parents—and Joe, of course.

However, the discovery of a terrible betrayal and a brutal attack throws the whole household into disarray. Lizzie and Cassie are forced to reassess the important things in life as they embark upon separate journeys of self-discovery—accepting some less than flattering home truths along the way.

Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Publication: September 15th 2015 by Troubador

About the author…

Eva Jordan, born in Kent but living most of her life in a small Cambridgeshire town, describes herself as a lover of words, books, travel and chocolate. She is also partial to the odd glass or two of wine.

Her career has been varied including working within the library service and at a women’s refuge. She has had several short stories published and currently writes a monthly column for a local magazine. Eva also works on a voluntary basis for a charity based organisation teaching adults to read. However, storytelling through the art of writing is her passion and as a busy mum and step mum to four children, Eva says she is never short of inspiration!

As well as writing, Eva loves music and film and of course she loves to read. She enjoys stories that force the reader to observe the daily interactions of people with one another set against the social complexities of everyday life, be that through crime, love or comedy.

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