I’d seen the book ‘The Postcard by Zoe Folbigg’ on Netgalley – but on further investigations saw this was a sequel to The Note – and I am a bit of a rule follower #understatement – so it didn’t seem right to start at the second book. I hopped onto Amazon – and saw I could borrow it for free – so 2 books for nothing – on to a winner!!
Here’s the blurb:
“Love at first sight – based on the true story of one girl and her ‘train man’…
One very ordinary day, Maya Flowers sees a new commuter board her train to London, and suddenly the day isn’t ordinary at all. Maya knows immediately and irrevocably that he is The One. Every day they go through the same routine; he with his head in a book and her dreaming of their happily-ever-after. But eventually, Maya plucks up the courage to give Train Man a note asking him out for a drink.
And so begins a story of sliding doors, missed opportunities and finding happiness where you least expect it. Based on the true story that everyone is talking about, The Note is an uplifting, life-affirming reminder that taking a chance can change everything… “
This is a lovely, easy, inoffensive read. It follows the story of Maya and her friends and family – and ‘Train Man’! It twists and turns, and there are lots of ‘sliding doors’ moments – but it’s enjoyable throughout. Given it’s based on a true story, and the author’s Amazon page says she now lives with Train Man and their kids – you kind of know it’s got to come good – but it certainly takes a convoluted way to get there!!
It was a fun, escapist read. It’s not going to win any literary awards – but sometimes it’s good to read something light and fluffy that does exactly what it says on the tin. And it was free from Amazon library or something (I am such a technophobe sometimes) so that’s got to be good!!
A perfect summer beach read.