Today it’s my turn to join in with the blog tour promoting the fabulous new book titled “Alice” by author K L Loveley.
One lucky person will win the following #GoodieBag!!
Signed copy of Alice
‘Mindfulness for the frazzled’ by Ruby Wax
Mindfulness coloring book
Staedtler Colouring Pencils, (Johanna Basford Edition)
Pukka Relax tea
K.L Loveley mindfulness mug
Use the link below
About the author:
K.L Loveley is a contemporary fiction author from Nottinghamshire, who writes gritty, realistic novels which tackle medical and social issues.
The author has enjoyed a successful 47-year nursing career with the NHS, during which she acquired vast skills. She has transferred her medical knowledge, and incorporated her excellent human observation skills into writing interesting stories about people affected by social and medical issues.
Her debut novel, ‘Alice’ tackles alcoholism head-on, and presents the reader with an empathetic account of a spiralling addiction and the resulting pattern of hopelessness that many fall into.
Alice is near breaking point. Floods have left her beautiful dream home a damaged mess, her step children’s lack of respect is giving her migraines and, worst of all, her husband is giving her no support to lean on. Her life is slowly spiralling out of control.
When Alice’s daughter, Anne Marie, repeatedly falls victim to aggressive vandals, Alice finally can take no more. She decides to take control of the mess that has become her life, and finally frees herself from the chaos that has been bringing her down.
Freedom, however, isn’t as sweet as Alice first thought it might be. She finds herself yearning for something she can’t quite put her finger on. In her quest to find it, Alice finds herself turning to drink…
Alice by K L Loveley is a realistic, gritty portrayal of a battle with alcoholism, brought on by a series of events in Alice’s life that cause a rapid decline in her wellbeing.
Alice starts off in the book as a confident and positive working mum, who has her confidence knocked when her first husband leaves her for another woman.
Alice then gets married again. Her second husband’s children become increasingly lazy and disrespectful towards Alice. Her husband does nothing to help and Alice doesn’t want to be seen as the enemy and newcomer to the family by standing up to the children.
Consequently Alice bottles up her feelings and begins to find comfort in alcohol. What follows is a rapid decline into the dark reality of alcoholism and addiction. Alice is a character in which you can truly empathise with and I found myself willing her to seek help and leave the terrible situation in which she has found herself.
The author K L Loveley has obviously researched the nature of alcoholism very well, as the story is very realistic and the characters she has created are very believable.
I found the book to be well written and a real page turner. A fascinating portrayal of how easy it could be for anyone’s life to spiral out of control. I definitely recommend reading it.