Honeymoon Alone Book Review

In a story about finding independence and taking chances, Lucy learns that leaving everything up to fate can be dangerous – and jeopardize her chances at happily ever after.

About Honeymoon Alone

Just how reliable are psychics – specifically psychics hired by your sister for wedding entertainment? When irrepressibly romantic Lucy Gray is ditched at said wedding by her date in front of her whole family, the promises of a psychic seem better than her pity-riddled reality. The psychic’s advice seems insightful: stop ignoring fate’s signs – fate will lead you to love. But when “fate” leads Lucy to London, she finds herself tangled in a web of lies.

In a story about finding independence and taking chances, Lucy learns that leaving everything up to fate can be dangerous – and jeopardize her chances at happily ever after.

My Thoughts

Hilarious, heart warming and lovable – this is a book that I could not put down. From the incredible characters to the well written plot that leaves you laughing, heart sore and fingers crossed for more.

I fell in love with Lucy – she is a sweet, young woman who despite being a good person and a great daughter, she is stuck and just not quite sure how to push herself out of it. She is a romantic at heart but just can’t seem to find love. She craves adventure but is timid. Throw in some crazy relatives (you know the type – that you love with all your heart but drive you completely bonkers) and the perfect catalyst (your date making out with your cousin at your sisters wedding!) and we have the start of an amazing story that will be hard to put down.

After all she went through at her sister’s wedding, Lucy decides to take a trip to England after discovering her sister forgot to cancel her honeymoon plans (her sister, who is very Type A, planned two of everything just in case). This is completely out of character for her (and sends her family spiraling – how could dependable Lucy leave them on Christmas for London???) but you find yourself cheering for her. I literally laughed out loud about the passport stamps, as I was that same person when I traveled as an adult! I am timid and definitely not an adventure seeker, so when we took our first and only big trip, it was so exciting to see those stamps being placed in your passport.

While in London, Lucy slowly steps out of her comfort zone with the aid of an old acquaintance. Love comes and finds her in an odd encounter that leaves you questioning his full intentions (is he a good person, is he spying on her, does he have some serious family issues??) and wishing Lucy could see the potential for love right in front of her. I did not see the end coming but it was perfect and fit the story so well.

Honeymoon Alone is a beautiful, well written story of putting yourself out there and breaking out of your comfort zone in order to find your own happiness. It reminds us that we are in charge of our own happiness and sometimes we have to make it happen and not just be a spectator in our own life. You will laugh with Lucy, want to reach out and hug her and give her some good advice but in the end she teaches you the best lesson in second chances and believing in yourself. She is the best friend you need and her family is the added bonus. You will not be able to put this one down.

You can purchase a copy of this book on Amazon.

Rating: 5/5

About the Author

Nicole Macaulay received her Bachelors degree from Boston College and her Masters of Fine Arts from Emerson College. Her thesis, Honeymoon Alone, won the 2019 Popular Fiction Thesis Prize at Emerson College. Nicole worked in television, news media and the travel industry. She’s passionate about social change and iced coffee. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband, four children and an adorable tuxedo cat named Jack.

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Disclosure: I received a digital copy of this book in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.


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