The Art of Forgiving – Anna Bloom

ben_cover_no_spineFormat: Kindle (E-book)
Published: Dec’ 2013
Series: The Uni Files – A Uni Files Short

Rating: 5/5

The Blurb
Benjamin Chambers found the girl, won the girl, and then lost the girl all in two months. It wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t that girl. The one that had already got away once.

Left to his own devices, wallowing in self-pity, drinking whiskey and killing ballads on his guitar Ben is looking forward to the worst Christmas in history. That is until an unexpected offer of help arrives.

Given the best Christmas gift he could ever wish for, the chance to spend one more day with the girl that got away. Ben knows he just has one day to convince Lilah that they are meant to be together, before he has to make some big decisions about his own future. Just one day to set right the mistakes that he has made, but will it be enough?

Ben may end up finding out that The Art of Forgiving isn’t something you can teach, it is something that you have to earn.

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The Review
Thank you so much to the author Anna for sending me a copy. I always feel all squishy inside when an author I love sends me a nice book to read.

The Art of Forgiving is a short story told in Ben’s POV relating to the story of ‘The Art of Letting Go’. For those that haven’t read either novel, you MUST!

Ben Chambers is sad, mopping around and not entirely enjoying the Christmas season. He’s missing his one true love, Lilah and she’s decided to ignore him, which is killing him inside. He tries his best to become festive and starts by doing a spot of Christmas shopping, where will the day take him?

Even though the novel was only a short story I still loved it, I mean who wouldn’t? It’s all about Ben Chambers after all.

I loved how you got to live in Ben’s mind for a while and see his perspective on things. The male mind works in mysterious ways!

For anyone that knows me, knows that I love Christmas and reading a book set in that period is fantastic. Ben and Lilah are trying to cook dinner, buy gifts and of course, getting merry.

The Art of Forgiving is the perfect Christmas treat and I think everyone should go buy it!

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Published by Clare

Book lover, tea drinker and sushi fiend!

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