March Reading


I was 16 when I first got my hands on Ralph's Party by Lisa Jewell and she fast became one of my favourite authors. 

Before I Met You had been on my desk since summer when it was released and I'm annoyed I've only just got round to reading it as it was so good. 

The book goes between two time periods - the 1990's and 1920's - with our main characters being Betty and her step-grandmother Arlette. 

Betty finds herself looking after Arlette in her big house in Guernsey. With all her friends leaving the isle, Betty remains loyal and stays behind to look after Arlette. 

When Arlette dies her will becomes a mystery with a large sum of money left to a Clara Pickle who no one has heard of. 

Betty has a year to find Clara Pickle and so takes on the adventure and heads to London. There she receives clues and begins to unravel the pieces of Arlette's younger life… 

I was hooked from the start of Before I Met You and was desperate to know the outcome. It didn't disappoint. It's a great read and I thoroughly recommend. 


  1. This sounds really good! I adore Guernsey- spent a lot of time there last year- so any book set there is likely to be a winner for me :) x

  2. This sounds like a good read! I might have to pick it up next time I'm making an Amazon order! x