New Beginnings | Following Evan | A Review

Hi guys! Can you believe it’s Sunday and pretty much halfway through the year? I can’t quite believe that the schools have already broken up and there’s talks of Halloween and selling at Christmas!?

Today I’m reviewing Following Evan by Elida May.


Three years on from the sudden death of her husband Matt and a subsequent miscarriage, interior designer Laura is still lost in grief, hiding out in the smart London townhouse that was going to be her family home. On the encouragement of her best friend Carla, she signs up to a dating website and receives a message from a mysterious stranger, imploring her to visit him in New York because he has seen her face in his dreams.

Meanwhile, Laura visits an art gallery and is captivated by a painting of a beautiful woman in a flowing dress. It seems to be speaking directly to her, beckoning her to take a leap of faith.

These seemingly disparate events lead Laura on an epic journey to the bustling streets of the Big Apple and the desert landscape of Wyoming, where the clues to her future happiness are waiting to be discovered…

So I was rather interested by this book when I was approached to read it. It sounded rather sad, have to admit, but super interesting and with the hopes of a happy ending for the character.

The beginning will, of course, make you feel a bit sad, but then it’s a sad subject to be honest, the loss of loved ones. But as the book progresses we see the change which Laura makes throughout the book, and although she still hurts, she moves on with her life.

We’re also given the side of Evan and what he’s going through. Both are heading towards the same point, and their meeting is both strange and wonderful at the same time. It’s a bit like being given a few clues and following a path in order to find what your looking for, but it makes for a happier ending for all characters.

I’d recommend this book to those that love a happy ending and where the characters, undoubtedly, get together at the end. *le sigh*

As always, let me know in the comments below if you’ve read the book and what you’ve thought of it, or if you haven’t, will you be adding it to your TBR?


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