It Was Only Ever You by Kate Kerrigan
Welcome to my stop on the It Was Only Ever You blog tour. It was such a pleasure to get to know the writing world of Kate Kerrigan and no wonder her novel had been won The Romantic Historical Novel of the Year! Here is a bit about the book and also my review! Enjoy! xo
Format: Paperback: 448 pages
Published: July 13, 2017
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Source: Supply by the publisher
Links : Amazon / GoodReads
Set, like Maeve Binchy's early bestsellers, in late 1950s Ireland and New York, this is the story of three women and the charismatic man with whom their lives are interwoven.
Patrick Murphy has charm to burn and a singing voice to die for. Many people will recognise his talent. Many women will love him. Rose, the sweetheart he leaves behind in Ireland, can never forget him and will move heaven and earth to find him again, long after he has married another woman. Ava, the heiress with no self-confidence except on the dance floor, falls under his spell. And tough Sheila Klein, orphaned by the Holocaust and hungry for success as a music manager, she will be ruthless in her determination to unlock his extraordinary star quality.
But in the end, Patrick Murphy's heart belongs to only one of them. Which one will it be?
Why should this book feature on your TBR?
I am always intrigued by the history of the world mixed with captivating love stories. Well, It Was Only Ever You is one compelling romantic story! I love the way the author perfectly balanced the characters and their life journey with the historical timings and the vibrant music scene in 1950.
I was so smitten with Sheila's character, her drive, personal strengths and the power to make herself the best in the business. It is so clear to see where the woman place was at the time but Sheila had an incredible business drive and ability to see the music future in the world.
I eagerly followed Patrick and Rose's love and life journey. The way they separated because of Patrick love for music was leading him all the way across the pond to New York, the maker of the music industry. Patrick and Rose are also from a different class, and their parents have a different expectation of them.
Then there is Ava. I warmed to Ava from the beginning of the story. Ava loves music and dancing. She wants to dance the nights away and hopefully find her happiness amongst the jiving feet of the Ballroom.
The book is told from a few POV, which adds a bit more of a personal touch to the whole story that landscapes the journey of three music lovers.
It Was Only Ever You is a past-paced, appealing and intriguing story that will transport you in the time of great Rock&Roll rise.
A huge thank you to Head of Zeus for a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review and invitation the blog tour.
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