After 50 years together Stan still adores his wife… so why is he dating again?
Bonnie and Stan are soulmates. They met during the Swinging Sixties, to the soundtrack of The Beatles and the Merseybeat scene. Now they’ve grown up and grown old together, had children and grandchildren. They are finally building their dream home, when disaster strikes.
Stan is running out of time, and can’t bear the thought of leaving Bonnie alone. Alongside his teenage granddaughter Greya, he forms a plan to find Bonnie a new love of her life. And she must never find out…
Bonnie & Stan is a poignant, surprising love story set during the Swinging Sixties and the present day. Ultimately feel-good and full of emotion, Bonnie & Stan will make your heart sing.
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Bonnie and Stan is an unusual love story that manages to be both heart warming and heart breaking at the same time. It’s definitely a story that will stay with me for a long time.
The story alternates between the 1960’s and the present day as it tells the love story of the two main characters Bonnie and Stan who are two just beautiful characters! I really enjoyed reading about them and following their story right from the moment they met. They seemed like a great team with each of them complimenting the other perfectly which was a joy to read about.
Although the later timeline did provide some beautiful moments, I did prefer the 60’s timeline as it’s always been one of my favourite era’s. I liked how the author includes lots of fabulous little details like the music and fashion at that time which really helped bring the era vividly to life. There are some real people included into the story too like Cilla Black which made me smile whilst reading and made the story seem more real.
Although slightly slow to start with I was soon drawn into the story and fell in love with the main characters so I felt invested in what happens to them. I went through a range of emotions whilst reading going from laughing one minute to crying the next. I didn’t want this book to end and felt quite sad when I finished the book and had to leave the characters, and the sixties, behind. This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I can’t wait to read more from her.
Huge thanks to Tracy Fenton for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Trapeze books for my copy of this book via Netgalley.
About The Author:
Anna wanted to be an author from the moment she could pick up a pen and was writing boarding-school novels behind the sofa by the age of nine. She made the early mistake of thinking she ought to get a ‘proper job’ and went into Factory Planning – a career that gave her some wonderful experiences, amazing friends and even a fantastic husband, but did not offer much creative scope. So when she stopped to have children she took the chance to start the ‘improper job’ of writing. During the baby years she wrote in those gaps provided by sleeps, play schools and obliging grandparents, publishing short stories and serials in all the women’s magazines. Her ultimate aim was to write longer fiction and several years ago she published a series of successful historical novels under the pseudonym Joanna Courtney. She will continue to publish under that name but is delighted, as Anna Stuart, to also be able to write Bonnie and Stan – a real-life romance set in both the present day and sixties Liverpool.