20 Books of Summer Book 16 Review – All About Evie

Title: All About Evie (Evie Epworth #2)

Author: Matson Taylor

Genre: Historical Fiction/ Romance, Humour

Goodreads Rating: 4.47

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Source: Hardcover/ Audiobook

Synopsis:

EVIE EPWORTH IS TEN YEARS OLDER. BUT IS SHE ANY WISER?!

1972. Ten years on from the events of The Miseducation of Evie Epworth and Evie is settled in London working for the BBC. She has everything she’s ever dreamed of (a career, a leatherette briefcase, an Ossie Clark poncho) but, following an unfortunate incident involving Princess Anne and a Hornsea Pottery mug, she finds herself having to rethink her life and piece together work, love, grief and multiple pairs of cork-soled platform sandals. 

Ghosts from the past and the spirit of the future collide in a joyous adventure that sees Evie navigate the choppy waters of her messy twenties. Can a 1960s miseducation prepare her for the growing pains of the 1970s?

Big-hearted, uplifting, bittersweet and tender, All About Evie is a novel fizzing with wit and alive to the power of friendship in all its forms. 

My Review:

I’d like to thank Novel Natters for not only introducing me to Evie but for also getting me a signed copy of this book! I listened to the audio of The miseducation Of Evie Epworth and loved it so I was keen to see where Evie’s journey led to next.

This sequel was everything I wanted it to be and so much more. I switched between listening to the audio version and reading my lovely copy because I needed Evie in my life constantly. Unfortunately normal adult life called so I had to hit pause a couple of times to look after the children otherwise this book could of easily been consumed in one sitting.

What I love about Evie is she is funny, vibrant and full of life. Even when she gets a knockback, like the Princess Anne incident, she doesn’t wallow in it. Instead she picks herself up and goes out to find the next thing she can accomplish. It’s not someone else’s fault if life doesn’t work out how she planned and if she’s in the wrong you can guarantee that she will own up to it. It’s characteristics like this that make a character so loveable. I think my new mantra will be “What would Evie do?”

If for someone unfounded reason that Evie isn’t rocking your boat then there’s a whole host of characters to brighten your day. From the fashionista Genevieve, to powerhouse due Caroline and Digby and not forgetting sweet Lolo it is impossible not to find yourself grinning from ear to ear whilst reading this one.

Just like the first book this one is a ray of sunshine that will most definitely leave you feeling full of love, hope and a little bit tearful. I really hope we get another instalment of Evie, she’s become the cornerstone to my fictional world!

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