About a Boy meets Parenthood in this smart, big-hearted love story about a family for whom everything changed one night, a decade ago, and the young boy who unites them all.Told through the eyes of Zac, Juliet, and grandfather Mick, Little Big Love is a layered, heartfelt, utterly satisfying story about family, love, and the secrets that can define who we are. ...
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Little Big Love Reviews
Thank you to Berkley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Little Big Love by Katy Regan, which will publish June 12, 2018. All thoughts are my own.
Writing: 4 Plot: 4 Characters: 4.5
A big story — simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming — about a family that fell apart after a tragedy that occurred ten years in the past and the young boy who now desperately wants to know his missing father. Part coming-of-age for 10-year old Zac and part coming-to-terms-with-the-past f ...more
Zac Hutchinson is a 10-year old boy growing up in a small town in England with single mom Juliet and his nearby grandparents, Lynda and Mick. He’s a lovely young boy who is fascinated with facts. After a particularly troublesome night where he hears his mother admit she still loves his father who disappeared when he was born, Zac embarks on a mission to find his “dad” with the help of his best friend Teagan. Unfortunately, he’s facing some serious challenges as his family is just as determined t ...more
Zac is a ten year old who is on a mission to find his father but nothing is as it seems. There were so many lies that had been uncovered and it really blew me away while reading. This was my first time reading this author and I enjoyed this book very much! It was written in three points of view and you could tell who was who which I sometimes have an issue while reading. So the fact that all the characters didn’t sound the same was a plus in my book. I would have liked a point of view from Liam’ ...more
I usually like heartwarming novels, but I think "Little Big Love" by Katy Regan came off more cutesy than anything else. I couldn't connect to the writing style or the vast of characters (three different points of view/alternating chapters). I ended up skimming huge chunks. There were some funny, touching scenes, but overall, nothing about the plot felt memorable or wholly original. I had the ending pretty much figured out early on. I'm not a fan of predictable endings. The best part of the book ...more
Thank you to the publisher for a free copy of this book thanks to a Goodreads Giveaway!
Charming, warm, and heartfelt. This multigenerational story about the things that make a family, the pains within a family, and the bonds of family was heartbreaking at times, but the strength of this family's love shone throughout. Grandfather Mick, mother Juliet, and son Zac have all experienced trauma through their lives, and the greatest one, the loss of Juliet's brother Jamie, also resulted in the absense ...more
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Over a decade ago, Liam Jones and Jamie Hutchinson were celebrating the birth of Juliet and Liam's son Zac, who is also Jamie's nephew. By the end of the night, Jamie was dead and Liam had fled town. The Hutchinson family all mourned Jamie's loss in their own way, but none of them chose a healthy route of grieving. They kept the secret from Zac that his father was involved in his uncles death, instead telling him that Liam "did a runner" befor ...more
This was an adorable story of ten year old Zac who is overweight and bullied and just wants to know why his dad left him.
Juliet, his single mother, tries to do her best for her very intelligent and imaginative son. However, the family has secrets that involve Zac's dad and only one person can get to the bottom of that secret.
Mick is the grandfather who sees a whole new world through his grandson's eyes and also holds a terrible secret.
Absolutely delightful read that I thoroughly enjoyed!!
Ten-year-old Zac is about to launch his “Find Dad Mission.” Although they’ve never met, Zac just knows his Dad will want to meet him; and come to his 11th birthday party in May. That’s the plan anyway.
He’s had very few clues about his Dad from his Mom, Juliet and his Grandpa and Nan (Mick & Lynda). He knows his Uncle Jamie died very soon after he was born, and at young age. His Dad, Liam left them right after that. After ten years his Mom still cries about it and his Grandparents don’t seem ...more