Book Review : If Only
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*Disclaimer – I received a copy of this eBook for free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
If Only by Melanie Murphy
From NetGalley :
Erin is about to turn thirty and her life is definitely not where she thought it would be. She hates her job, she’s jealous of her perfect flatmate and she has just called off her wedding. She’s trying (sort of) to make a fresh start and get things ‘on track’ finally, but where to begin?
A trip home to Ireland to celebrate her birthday with her beloved grandmother is a welcome distraction, but
what she’s not prepared for is the gift she receives: a secret family heirloom that will change everything.
There are so many questions that have been keeping Erin from moving forward. Should she have married Dan? Would she be happier if she lost weight? Was turning down her dream job the giant mistake she’s always feared it was? And now she might have a way to find the answers, and a clear path to the life she’s always dreamed of.
But as Erin gets caught up in one ‘if only’ after another, is she missing out on all the things her real, present-day life is offering her?
If Only, the wonderful debut novel by Melanie Murphy is full of heart, humour, second chances, and a sprinkle of magic.
My Review :
I really enjoyed this book. Erin, and all of her friends were so enjoyable, and relatable. I loved her grandma’s attitude and sass. But most importantly, I love how the story dwells on the what if’s in life. What would you do if you had a second chance to live a memory to see how your life would have turned out? If only gives us a peek into exactly that. It’s certainly a dangerous game to play, but insightful at the same time.
I think the most interesting part for me, was seeing the different personalities that Erin adopted over each of her encounters. It’s amazing how we can changed based on the people that we surround ourselves with.
I would recommend this book.