‘A contemporary story about family and life.’ Rosie’s #Bookreview of Shoot The Moon by Bella Cassidy.

SHOOT THE MOON: An alternative game of heartsSHOOT THE MOON: An alternative game of hearts by Bella Cassidy

3.5 stars

Shoot The Moon is a contemporary story about family and life. Tassie is a magazine wedding photographer who loves to travel. Although she is surrounded by couples in love, Tassie is still single, mainly because she struggles with relationships.

A cheese theme runs through the book and I enjoyed the direction that it took. There’s a troubled romance too, but it’s complex. Tassie has some deep emotions that she needs to work through with her family and well kept secrets get revealed. I also liked the minor supernatural theme which softened a harsh medical scenario. I don’t want to say too much and reveal spoilers.

This is a quick read and would suit those who enjoy contemporary relationship tales. It has several settings around Britain; I particularly enjoyed the parts on the Isle Of Skye and the characters at the Hotel Eilean.

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When the love you miss the most is the one you’ve always had.

Tassie loves many things: her friends, her job, her garden. Even her first boyfriend. But there’s a kind of love she just can’t find.

Until, in losing everything, she sees what she needed most was there all along.

Sometimes it’s not the person you need to forget, but the person you need to forgive.

Shoot the Moon is the sweetest of bittersweet novels, combining two very different love stories. One of which will probably make you cry.

Tassie Morris is everyone’s favourite wedding photographer, famous for her photos of offbeat ceremonies and alternative brides. Yet commitment is proving impossible for Tassie herself, who cannot forget her first love.

When she’s sent to photograph a ceremony on Schiehallion – the Fairy Hill of the Scottish Caledonians – she meets Dan, who might be the one to make her forget her past. That is, until a family crisis begins a chain of events that threaten to destroy not only Tassie’s love life, but her entire career.

Set in a colourful world of extraordinary weddings, Shoot the Moon explores the complexities of different kinds of love: romantic love, mother love, friendship. And, ultimately, the importance of loving yourself.

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