One Small Act of Kindness

One Small Act of Kindness What can you do to make the world a better place Libby helps a stranger and transforms her life in the process Libby and her husband Jason have moved back to his hometown to turn the family BB into a

  • Title: One Small Act of Kindness
  • Author: Lucy Dillon
  • ISBN: 9781444796032
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Paperback
  • What can you do to make the world a better place Libby helps a stranger, and transforms her life in the process.Libby and her husband Jason have moved back to his hometown to turn the family BB into a boutique hotel They have left London behind and all the memories good and bad that went with it.The injured woman Libby finds lying in the remote country road has lWhat can you do to make the world a better place Libby helps a stranger, and transforms her life in the process.Libby and her husband Jason have moved back to his hometown to turn the family BB into a boutique hotel They have left London behind and all the memories good and bad that went with it.The injured woman Libby finds lying in the remote country road has lost her memory She doesn t know why she came to be there, and no one seems to be looking for her.When Libby offers to take her in, this one small act of kindness sets in motion a chain of events that will change many people s lives .

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    1. This is the second book of this author with an animal theme, she must love her dogs! There are notes at the end of the book highlighting the importance of pets as therapy, and encouraging reader to participate. ‘Lord Bob’ has a central role in this book, with a hotel that is pet friendly, the dog was everywhere! Libby and Jason are a young couple trying to bring back their family hotel, The White Swan Hotel to life after years of neglect, physically and fiscally. These renovations take an un [...]

    2. Four and a half stars.After a lot of financial woes when Jason loses his London job, Libby and Jason have moved back to his home town to take on the hotel his parents owned and ran for many years. Their plan is to make it an upmarket hotel. Jason’s mother, though pleased to have her favourite son home, is less than pleased with the planned renovations. Libby excuses Margaret’s negativity as being part of her still trying to come to terms with her husband’s death. Libby is a generous and wa [...]

    3. After Jason, her husband is sacked in disgrace, Libby's charmed life in London comes to an end. Together they take over their family's run down and kitsch Bed & Breakfast and immediately set about fixing it up in the hopes of attracting a more moneyed guest. Then a young woman is hit by a car in front of the hotel and Libby is immediately on the scene. She survives but her memories are completely gone. After her hospital stay, Libby saves her from being sent to a woman's refuge and invites h [...]

    4. A Hundred Pieces of Me was my first book by Lucy Dillon and ended up being one of my favourite reads of last year. Whereas A Hundred Pieces of Me was emotionally driven One Small Act of Kindness has more of a mystery to it although they both share a lovely life affirming message. One Small Act of Kindness is ultimately about the importance of identity and those small every day acts of kindness that make the world a brighter place.This book features two main characters that we follow throughout t [...]

    5. I received this book from in a giveaway so this is a first reads book. This is such a good book! The only thing I disliked about it is that it ended. This book being an uncorrected copy meant it did have a couple of typos but this didn't bother me in the slightest. The characters were realistic and I felt I could relate to them even though I have never been in a similar situation as them. The plot was fantastic and inspiring, the idea of the tree of kindness was heart warming and the novels end [...]

    6. DNF at page 105.I gave this book a fair chance but the story just didn't engage me at all and I caught myself at drifting off a few times. I was hoping it will be a great read but I guess it's just not for me.

    7. I really enjoyed this, the first I have read by Lucy Dillon. An original plot & characters I cared about all wrapped up within an easy going but absorbing writing style. A great light read, perfect for a holiday read.

    8. Lucy Dillon gör mig aldrig besviken. En lite seg och nästan tråkig början. Men sen hettade det till ordentligt på många plan. Spännande och man hoppades på ett lyckligt slut för alla. Dock tyckte jag att de få hundar som fanns med i boken kunde ha fått lite mera plats.

    9. My one small act of kindness is to give away this book to someone who can appreciate it better than I did. On my part, I thought it was yet another dull storyline about house renovations and financial probs which are def not my thing. Alice's memory loss could've been so much more than plain predictable: I only had to read the synopsis to know what it was all about. The end was rushed with a couple of loose ends. Not her finest.Sadly, I can't seem to click with Lucy Dillon's most recent work.

    10. Found this to be another one of those books that you struggle to put down once you start it! A little more grown up than your normal chick lit books as it dealt with a couple of more serious subjects including someone trying to put their life back together after losing their memory in an accident. Loved Libby and her kindness shown to the stranger, Pippa, and the fact that both women helped each other over the storyline added to the friendship that was created from the unknown! Really enjoyed th [...]

    11. Betyg: 4 av 5. Det här är Lucy Dillons sjätte bok som är utgiven i Sverige. Jag har endast läst en av henne tidigare, Tango för vilsna själar, och här är en länk till min recension av den. När livet börjar om, känns som en riktigt klassisk engelsk feel good-roman. Och som dom flesta feel good-böcker är, så är den rätt så förutsägbar, lättsam, trivsam, och lättläst. Men den är också välskriven, smårolig, och stundtals lite gripande och rörande. Jag tycker om att läsa [...]

    12. I received this book via good reads first reads I totally agree with the book blub that reads A vibrant and unputdownable novel of friendship, secrets and the kindness of strangers.A great story really lovely charming warm feel good This Book is a great Sit in the garden with a cup of coffee read!! Recommend

    13. Ugh It was not an easy read. Everything took SO long. And once the action FINALLY started the book ended. And what happened with Fido?????

    14. I thought this book was well written with a good story, just needs a sequel as ending was a little abrupt and I need to know what else is happening in village.

    15. När livet börjar om är välskriven och bra feelgood. Lucy Dillon kan det här med att hitta en historia och förmedla den rätta feelgoodkänslan. Det finns en äkta värme i hennes berättelse. Men ändå så har jag ett problem med boken, som jag inte riktigt vet vad det beror på. Jag fastnar aldrig riktigt, som jag brukar kunna göra med bra feelgood. Den drar mig inte in, det går flera dagar utan att jag läser något i den (fast så har hela hösten varit å andra sidan…). När jag v [...]

    16. Lucy Dillon never fails to lift my mood. I love her books; they are full of everyday dilemmas and real life scenarios. I love the way she incorporates characters from her other novels, so that you get an insight to how they fared in life. In ‘One Small Act of Kindness’, Libby, who has moved from London, leaving all her friends behind to help to run her husbands widowed mother’s B&B, helps an injured stranger, who in turn, helps her to turn her own life around. I have read all Lucy’s [...]

    17. Book reviews and more on snazzybooks One Small Act of Kindness strikes just the right balance: sweet without being too cloying, touching without being overly sentimental story, and featuring some really likeable characters who I'd happily read more about.The narrative features some of the typical elements of this genre, yes, with romances and budding romances (I saw some parts coming a mile off, but again I feel that's just something that comes with the territory and I didn't mind this) but imp [...]

    18. Geen zoetsappig en romantisch verhaal over liefde maar een prachtig verhaal over familieproblemen die zich weten op te lossen. We volgen Libby die getuige is geweest bij een auto ongeluk. Daar leert ze een vreemde kennen die een belangrijke rol gaat spelen in Libbys leven. Tijdens de opbouw van het hotel, waar Libby woont, gebeuren er een hoop dingen. Meerdere personages worden beschreven tijdens het boek, maar er wordt maar vanuit twee oogpunten gelezen. Dit zorgt ervoor dat het verhaal makkeli [...]

    19. Jeg elsker den lette følelse som lucy dillons bøger efterlader én med. Fornemmelsen af at verden er et godt sted, fyldt med gode mennesker. En skøn letlæst roman lige til ferie tasken omend den er lidt tung ☺️

    20. BrilliantJust read it and you'll understand why it' s brilliant. Such an original idea a and I do love a happy ending.

    21. A good readI enjoyed this book, a little stretched out but what I call an easy read I would say good discriptions

    22. Lucy has done it again, what a lovely story! So well thought and beautifully written. Why did I wait so long to read all her novels!

    23. My first book by Lucy Dillon and it def won't be the last. A book filled with life changes, friendship, love and discovering what is important in life.

    24. For a long time I have enjoyed the books of Lucy Dillon so when I hear that her latest novel – One Small Act of Kindness – was going to be released this year I was truly excited. I was even happier when I was sent a copy of the book to review.I have to say that Lucy Dillon has upped her game with One Small Act of Kindness. Don’t get me wrong, her other books have been fantastic but there s something remarkable about this story. In my opinion, the reason why it is such a good read – besid [...]

    25. I was delighted to find out that I had won a copy of this via the First-Reads programme. I have been a fan of Lucy Dillon for years, and I think this is easily the best book she has written. Libby and their husband Jason, after a particularly trying time, move to Longhampton and take over the family hotel Jason's parents had been running. Since Donald's death, it had been a lot harder for Margaret (Libby's mother-in-law) to cope with the hotel, and for various reasons they are going to help her [...]

    26. Originally posted on Paris Baker's Book Nook.Many thanks to Hodder & Stoughton for the review copy of One Small Act of Kindness. For me, the title, cover and blurb had a beautiful delicacy to them which really caught my interest as soon as I saw it.Libby Corcoran has not had things easy lately. When their London lives got all in a muddle, she and husband Jason returned to his hometown to help his mother, Margaret, restore their family hotel. To add struggle to the upheaval, things between he [...]

    27. Pretty dull - not much actually happened for the majority of the book. Then the ending was so rushed! Also (and most importantly), what the heck happened to Fido?! He was the one "character" I actually cared about!!

    28. One Small Act of kindness by Lucy Dillon as a winThis book is about people, how acts of kindness can have a ripple effect that changes lives; how people sometimes have to stop and re-evaluate their lives.The plot is straight forward. A young woman, Alice, is found on a country road after a traffic accident, and has lost her memory. First on the scene is Libby, from a nearby hotel. She and her husband, Jason, are renovating a family hotel after the death of his father. Libby befriends Alice – [...]

    29. A wonderful, cozy read that I will admit took about 150 pages of reading for me to finally get into it. It began to get interesting when pieces of Alice's life started to come back together. Still, you couldn't really tell where things were going, which kept it interesting and mysterious. The characters were charming and lovable with all their quirks and flaws; even the dogs were charming! I can tell the author adores dogs, as evidenced in her previous works. A Hundred Pieces of Me was another w [...]

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