Friday, 14 February 2020

#PublicationDayPush The Single Best Thing by Elaine Spires


Today it's Publication Day Push for The Single Best Thing by Elaine Spires.
About the Author
Elaine Spires is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter and actress. Extensive travelling and a background in education and tourism perfected Elaine's keen eye for the quirky characteristics of people, captivating the humorous observations she now affectionately shares with the readers of her novels. Elaine has written two books of short stories, two novellas and seven novels, four of which form the Singles Series - Singles’ Holiday, Singles and Spice, Single All The Way and Singles At Sea.  Her latest book, Singles, Set and Match is the fifth and final book in the series.

Her play Stanley Grimshaw Has Left The Building is being staged at the Bridewell Theatre, London in May 2019.  Her short film Only the Lonely, co-written with Veronique Christie and featuring Anna Calder Marshall is currently being in shown in film festivals worldwide and she is currently working on a full length feature film script. Only the Lonely won the Groucho Club Short Film Festival 2019!  Elaine recently returned to UK after living in Antigua W.I. She lives in East London.

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Buy The Single Best Thing


About the book
Almost four years have passed since Melv followed Eve back to England refusing to throw away their long awaited chance of lasting love and happiness. Much has happened in that time. No longer a tour manager for Travel Together, Eve is enjoying unexpected success in her new career. Has she forgiven him for hurting her so deeply? Was her love for him simply enough? And what about her own dark secret?

Provoking smiles and tears this glimpse into Eve’s future brings the Singles’ Series to its final conclusion.

Review
In this final part of the Single series, which should probably be read in order to get the full gist of the characters and the story, the reader gets to see what the future holds for Eve.

She finally works up the courage to put pen to paper and ultimately finds her way to becoming a published author. The heartache, confusion and pain are channelled into the written word. Eve evolves as a person, which may have come a little late in the day, but the results speak for themselves.

It's a contemporary read about love, relationships and the kind of secrets that destroy lives. I like the way Spires doesn't lay the blame on one person. Even if Eve doesn't want to acknowledge it at first, part of her realises that some of the blame can also be laid at her door.

I'm not quite sure where real life begins and ends, but it certainly seemed as if the author built Eve's experiences as a budding author from many of her own. Although wandering from present into the past wasn't a new storyline for this series - this time it didn't gel as well. Possibly because the information on blogtours, hosts, bloggers and helpful authors is based on fact and real people - with a little moment of displeasure re a certain review. For me it took away from the rest of the story.

This book brings the Single series and indeed the story of Eve to a conclusion. Will she finally be able to resign herself to the fact the past is over and done, which means she can forgive herself for her own choices and life altering decisions. You shouldn't spend the present focusing on the past, because that will define your future.

Buy The Single Best Thing at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Buy at Amazon com.

Read my review of Singles, Set & Match by Elaine Spires.

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