Jul 20, 2015

Review & Giveaway: Four Sides to Every Story by Valerie-Anne Baglietto

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Review by Suze

There are two newcomers in Fools Castle. Sophie and Lily have both booked the same cottage for the summer. It's a mistake, but they decide to give it a go together. Fools Castle has a big castle and Sawyer Ellis is living there together with his stepchildren. He's raising them as his own and he's trying to be a good father. His deceased wife's mother is also living at the castle. Sawyer tries to manage a career as an author while being a single parent. Lily is in Fools Castle to make a match. She has magic and she's there to match Sawyer with his true love.

Sophie is dark where Lily is light. They're each other's exact opposites. They do form a friendship though. Lily is such a sweet and vulnerable girl. She has beautiful long hair and she's a character from a fairytale. Sophie is a journalist who's writing about Fools Castle for a blog. There's some attraction between her and Sawyer, but is she long term relationship material? 

I loved finding out more about both Sophie and Lily. Sophie isn't really sweet, she's self-centered and driven, but somewhere deep down she might possess some kindness after all. Sawyer is struggling and muddling through life and fatherhood. It's time for him to find love, someone who treats him well, so he can leave his sad past behind him a bit, and Lily is there to make it happen with the help of a little bit of magic. I love fairytales, so Four Sides to Every Story immediately appealed to me. Valerie-Anne Baglietto's writing is amazing, she captures moods and atmospheres so well. I loved The Little Book of Lost Hearts, so I already knew I would love Fools Castle and its inhabitants. I was so glad to be able to read more about this wonderful and magical village. 

Lily is special and I liked her from the beginning. She's a bit strange and otherworldly which makes her even more charming. I liked Sophie as well, mainly because she is so honest about her character. She doesn't let anyone in and doesn't share much. That made me really curious to find out more about her. Sawyer is endearing and I could imagine Lily wanted to fix him. I loved reading about the castle and the children. Everything came together so well and the plot is unpredictable and absolutely amazing. I highly recommend this romantic book, it's a fantastic modern and at the same time old fashioned fairytale.  

Giveaway

I'm giving away a kindle copy of Four Sides to Every Story together with the anthology, The Little Book of Lost Hearts and a pair of earrings that remind me of Lily made by Zingara Creativa.


  I will contact the winner via email. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international, you can find the official rules here.

47 comments:

  1. I love how they remind me of my childhood :)

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  2. I love the knowledge that good will prevail in the end.

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  3. It would have to be the escapism, spending time in an ideal place :)

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  4. I love the romance of fairy tales and their hidden morals :)

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  5. It's one of my favourite genres in books/movies and it provides an escapism for me and the possibilities in fairytales are endless! you're never to old for them :)

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  6. They always have that happy ending that you always wish for.

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  7. They take you into another world where magic exists and dreams come true.

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  8. Fairytales bring a brighter day with their happy endings and life lessons.

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  9. they're unlike real life in that they have a happy ending and therefore the listener/reader can escape

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  10. They do happen in real life. We just need to believe in them))

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  11. Fairy Tales always have great villains.

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  12. The magical feel where anything can happen.

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  13. This sounds really interesting and is certainly not a genre I usually read. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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  14. Fairytales are a Big part of my childhood. It makes me happy and love happy endings

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  15. What I like best is the happy endings...

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  16. I like how each story is so magical and most of the time, they have a happily ever after ending.

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  17. I love fairytales - the mix of magic and predictability.

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  18. They always have a happy ending.

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  19. Everything! Specially the fact that it teaches you something.

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  20. I love fairy tales because they take you to places you can only dream of and never visit

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  21. The happy endings and the way, they always tells us that good always wins over evil.

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  22. They are magical and have happy endings :)

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  23. Fairy tales make you use your imagination. You picture what the people and bad people look like. Is the witch green? Blue, purple. Does she had warts, wear a black hat?

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  24. I love the happily ever after.

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  25. honestly ... I just love the stories ...they are so creative!

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  26. I like that anything can happen. You just never know.

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  27. I love that they are magical.

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  28. I love the magic and true love.

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  29. Pure escapism that's why I like be so much

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  30. I love how they always end positive. I loved this book x

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  31. That one can read them (and watch them on TV) even if he is adult. Thanks, Lubka

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  32. I love the way it can transport you to a different universe, and make you believe the world can be better :)

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  33. I do like that fairytales are interesting and hold my interest to read.
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  34. Everything! Especially the magic :D

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