Deborah McKinlay has published half a dozen non-fiction titles in the UK, and her books have been translated into numerous languages. Her work has appeared in British Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire. She lives in South West England.
I have been reading a few books lately that evolve around exchange of letters and a blooming relationship. Seeing the cute cover of This Part Was True combined with a letter exchange relationship made me interested in this book in one go.
I had a hard time getting into the story. The two main characters Eve and Jacksons lives are worked out fully for a period of time with everybody involved in that time which means there are lot of characters introduced in a very short time and I had a problem keeping them connected to the right person.
Eventually all these characters fall into place and you see what their parts are in the story. I loved both Eves and Jacks development in the book. Eve being introvert and not so sure about herself and Jackson the famous one both having their idea how the other person is supposed to be was very confronting how easy it is to base your opinion on the few details you have of a person. A few things I did not really connect to and that was mostly at Jacks side of the story. His relationships to a few other characters gave me a lot of questions and I did not fully understand his reactions to this. Still the communication between Eve and Jack is great and I loved their conversation on various recipes and how they show the differences between the English and American kitchen. I would have loved to have more of the complete recipes at the end of the book but the ones given already make me want to bake some cookies which I for sure will try at some point!
That Part Was True
Author: Deborah McKinlay
Publisher: Orion Publishing
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