Book Review: The Trouble With Words by Suzie Tullett

unnamed Format: E-Book

Pages: 192 pages

Published: October 1, 2015

Publisher: Safkhet Publishing

Genre: Fiction & Literature, Women’s Fiction


Promises are easy to make but hard to keep.

Having long made a promise to her husband, young widow Annabel has no intentions of breaking it. What she does plan to do, though, is have a baby. Not the easiest of tasks for a woman with a deceased other half, and having explored all her options, her only choice is to take the unconventional route. Setting out to find her own donor, Annabel meets Dan. Single, fun-loving and definitely not looking for commitment, this unruly blonde, blue-eyed man seems perfect for the job.

Dan wants nothing more than to find his dream woman. But with a mother intent on sabotaging his every relationship, he can’t help but think he’s destined to remain single. Of course, he knows his mother doesn’t really want him all for herself, why else would she keep insisting he meet Maeve? Why else would she insist Dan promise to find himself a wife before she meets her maker?

Forced to negotiate matters of love, life and death, Annabel and Dan seem the answer to each other’s prayers. But will they really be able to keep the promises they made? And is having a baby really the answer?”

This was a very quick and enjoyable read. This book is all about promises, promises about the past, promises about the future. And it was just beautifully well done.

What I really loved about this book is that it wasn’t cheesy compared to other romantic novels. Even through this short duration, you really get to know the characters, who I absolutely loved. It was so great getting to know both Annabelle and Dan as characters. They were very interesting and greatly depicted. As the reader, you can see the great connection that they had with one another. Tullett didn’t go with the customary “love-hate” relationship. Both characters were going through a tragic time together and their relationship progressed at a natural pace. Their relationship and the book as a whole wasn’t cliche and I think that is what made the book more real to me. This story reminded me of Jojo Moyes’s writing which is probably why I enjoyed this book so much. Some say that we should have probably received an in-depth look into Annabelle and Tom’s relationship but I think we received an ample amount. Annabelle’s journey is not for her to hold onto the past so getting details about their relationship maybe doing just that.

If you are looking for a quick novel to breeze thorough, then this charming, funny novel is just the novel for you. You’ll be smiling all throughout the novel-with a couple sniffles and tears along the way.

Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Note: I received this from the author and publisher for an honest review

Get It At: Amazon 



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