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Little Big Love Hardcover – June 12, 2018
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Praise for Little Big Love:
One of PureWow’s Best Beach Reads of Summer 2018
"Little Big Love introduces us to a little boy with a big heart. It’s a story of love and loss, secrets and lies, but ultimately, it’s a celebration of the healing power of forgiveness and grace. Funny and wise, heartbreaking and uplifting, this novel is one to cherish. Keep the tissues handy.”--Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Delightful, heart-wrenching, poignant, and absolutely real, Katy Regan has created a uniquely brave and beautiful voice. She writes with tremendous acuity and tenderness, with a story that you will not be able to stop reading."--Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Sunshine Sisters
"Beautifully written and brimming with people to love and root for, Little Big Love had me from the first page. Zac's voice is arresting, compelling and completely original--I absolutely loved this book!"--Lisa Jewell, New York Times bestselling author
“A beautiful, wrenching, joyful story about family, loss, love…and one intrepid little boy. This book will steal your heart.”--Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author
"A beautifully written love story, with authentic, compelling characters. You’ll love Katy Regan’s new book . . . So brilliant and the perfect antidote to psychological thrillers"--Clare Mackintosh, International bestselling author
"Little Big Love is a delightful book that delves deeply into the human heart and presents characters so realistic you feel as if you know them. Ms. Regan is a fresh and entertaining voice and with a masterful talent for storytelling. I particularly enjoyed how she stamped each character with his or her own personality and world view. I highly recommend this book to anyone searching for a captivating read."--Catherine Anderson, New York Times bestselling author
“This heartwarming story explores all that we’ll do for the ones that we love.”--Real Simple
"Tender and humorous...An endearing tale of perseverance and forgiveness"--Kirkus
“Get ready to fall in love with a precocious ten-year-old in the U.S. debut of British novelist Regan…Little Big Love is a story of love, family, and forgiveness…A delightful addition to the contemporary women’s fiction genre.”--Booklist
"Fans of Jane Green and Susan Wiggs will enjoy British journalist Regan's modern family drama that explores the age-old question of 'what if' and the aftermath of one poor decision."--Library Journal, starred review
"Funny, sweet and brilliantly written - this book totally stole my heart."--Eve Chase, author of Black Rabbit Hall
"A towering achievement: wise, funny, sad, deeply human--a perfectly timed reminder of the fundamental values of love and family that transcend the current struggles of the wider world. A book that provokes tears and sorrow as skillfully as it delivers deep belly laughs. It kept me up all night and will stay with me for years to come."--Rosie Walsh, author of Ghosted
“As uplifting as it was heartbreaking in places, this sweeping story of one boy’s courage will effortlessly win your heart.”--Rowan Coleman, author of We are All Made of Stars
"Katy Regan’s writing is effortlessly emotional and authentic, and Little Big Love had me hooked from the first page. Zac’s voice is wonderful—vulnerable and tough and entirely convincing. It’s a heartfelt novel about love, family, and self-belief, and I loved it.”--Julie Cohen, author of After the Fall
“Juliet and her son Zac lodged themselves in my heart from the very first page, and are still there now. Katy Regan makes friends of her characters, and I couldn’t put Little Big Love down until I’d uncovered all their bittersweet, painfully real secrets, wrapping around their Grimsby family like fishing nets. Regan's writing is smart, funny and full of emotional truths that linger; Juliet’s brave and redemptive life story will stay with me for a long, long time. This is a wonderful one-sitting treat of a novel.”—Lucy Dillon, bestselling author of One Small Act of Kindness
About the Author
Katy Regan was brought up in a seaside town in northern England. She studied at the University of Leeds before moving to London, where she worked as a journalist and as a commissioning editor at Marie Claire magazine. Katy has written four books published in the UK, and Little Big Love is her US debut.
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MY REVIEW OF "LITTLE BIG LOVE" BY KATY REGAN, BERKLEY, JUNE 2018
Katy Regan, Author of "Little Big Love" has written a charming, delightful, heartwarming novel. The Genres for this novel are Fiction, and Women's Fiction.
The author describes the characters complicated and mostly likable. The story is told through the eyes of ten year old Zac, Juliet and Mick, the grandfather. This is a novel about family, betrayal, love, forgiveness and hope.
Zac was too young to be aware of what happened ten years earlier, but is obsessed and fixated on the fact that he wants to know about his biological father. There are deep secrets if revealed can provide the information, but can destroy the family.
My favorite character is Zac. I love his innocence, his determination, his persistence, and his loyalty to his friend. In some ways Zac seems more mature than the rest of his family. I would recommend this enjoyable and intriguing novel for those readers who enjoy fiction.
First of all, Zac is just a lovely, wonderful little boy. He has a big heart and is kind to a fault. He’s the center of mom Juliet’s world but not always in a good way, especially when it comes to their eating habits. The story is told from Zac, Juliet and Mick’s perspectives, which often sheds much needed light on the others’ points of view. The quest to find Liam Jones, Zac’s father, unraveled so many issues within each of them and the family, making this a layered and emotional journey. This family broke almost eleven years ago and never really recovered. Zac is the key to them finding their way to recovery, no matter how painful.
This book was a slow burn for me. I struggled through the first half, taking days to get there. But something miraculous happened at the halfway point. It all began to gel and I literally could not let the story go and finished it in one day. You absolutely must push through the initial malaise because the payoff is extraordinary. The scene in the restaurant? I’ll never, ever get over that. Cried like a baby. This story will stick with me forever. It’s not all sweetness and light but what is makes it a must read.
(I received an advance copy from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review)
Ten year old Zac Hutchinson and his best friend Teagan O’Brien have embarked on a scheme to find Zac’s dad whom he has never met. He has been told by both his mum Juliet and his grandparents Lynda and Mick that his father, Liam Jones, took off before Zac was born and in fact, he’s “a waste of space”. Zac is certain that if Liam just meets him, he will want to be part of his son’s life. What Zac does not realize is that his mum and grandparents have not told him the complete truth about Liam’s departure and his quest is unknowingly going to lead to some heartrending revelations.
As one of the story’s three narrators, young Zac is a breath of fresh air as he navigates through life’s challenges. He is a sweet, compassionate young man who handles the bullying of his classmates with aplomb. Zac adores his mum and his grandparents and his relationships with each of them are quite special. With his Nan, he enjoys replicating the tempting recipes developed by his much loved Uncle Jamie. Zac and his granddad share a special bond as they fish, watch sports and informational shows on the telly. He knows how hard his mum works so Zac tries to keep out of trouble so as not to cause her any further stress. He realizes his mum and grandparents will not support his quest to find Liam, so he and Teagan keep their search under everyone’s radar.
Juliet has never really recovered from the events that occurred around the time of Liam’s disappearance. She works hard to provide for herself and Zac, but making ends meet is a struggle. Juliet has very unhealthy ways of coping with her anxiety but she is doing her best to be a good mum so she is quite distressed to learn about the issues that Zac is facing at school. She must sometimes walk on eggshells around her mum, but when Juliet becomes aware of Zac’s search for Liam, she knows she has to put her son first.
Mick’s chapters are written as diary entries and these passages are quite reflective as he tries to pinpoint how and why his life took such a wrong turn. He is quite honest as he ponders the impact his alcoholism had on his wife and family and he is regretful of the choices he made. Mick is building up to confessing his role in the events that lead up to Liam’s departure but these events are so painful he only confronts them in the novel’s heartfelt conclusion.
Little Big Love is an emotional yet uplifting journey of healing for the Hutchinson family. Zac’s optimism is a stark contrast to his mum’s unhappiness and his Nan’s unhealthy inability to let go her anger and grief. Mick is trying to understand how he ended up at this juncture in his life and his ruminations offer surprising insight and a bit of suspense as he builds up to a shocking revelation. Readers who enjoy family-centric storylines are sure to enjoy this captivating novel from Katy Regan.
I received a complimentary copy for review.
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