Chick lit

A Home in the Sun by Sue Moorcroft

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I have read and enjoyed another book by this author. I found the use of a lead protagonist belonging to the slightly older age group brought out its own variety to the narrative.
In this story also, we have a lead protagonist who is looking to live a better life now that she has separated from her husband. Judith is living in Malta, and her life is shown in two parts. One is before she meets her partner on the island, and the other is her life before she loses him. The bulk of what we watch unfold is after both those parts come together and then apart. If my review seems a little confusing, I must admit I was too. There is usually a before and an after, but this is the first time that we go back to the before part of the tale.
Judith is an interesting person to follow. She is fiercely independent, but she does not really listen to reason once she gives her heart to something or someone. The position she finds herself in when Giorgio meets with an accident is not a positive one. She feels unmoored, and rightly so. As she heads back to England, the situation does not correct itself. She is forced to make a lot of decisions that change the way she leads life.
The book is heavy in parts and lighter in others. I found it easy to read, but the story was not completely my thing. I liked some aspects of it, enough to finish the book. I would not know how to categorize this within the genre. Nothing overtly bothered me enough about the way things ended up; I think I appreciated the characters (both good, bad and mixed) more than the story that their lives were.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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