Kristen Bailey returns with the fourth book about The Callaghan Sisters,
How Much Wine Will Fix My Broken Heart?
We have reached the time to learn Grace’s story, as we last saw her returning with the two little girls she adopted in Vietnam after a round-the-world trip arranged to help her deal with the grief after losing her husband Tom. Tom arranged the trip, paid for it and set the itinerary – determined that Grace (who should have traveled with him after Uni) would meet and bond with the people and places he found while traveling before coming back to adulthood and Britain and teaching.
Grace is still grieving, and has put ALL of her energy into raising the two girls she’s been entrusted to care for. From dealing with the other school-gate parents, to the PTA, and adjusting to living in a new place without her beloved Tom, she’s understandably stressed and struggling. And what I love about this series is the sisters – willing to drop everything to push, cajole, support and simply love on Grace and her girls – because they are family. This one is full of surprise laughs (because really, those sisters have mouths on them) and some really outrageous (but always amusing) ways of looking at situations, the world around them and even for Grace. With the understanding and support of the girls’ birth grandmother Linh who returned to England to help, the oft irreverent and always amusing youngest sister Lucy, some solid sistering from both Emma and Meg and a bit of drama from the usual gossip around the school gates, the story shows Grace growing, gaining confidence and being an all-around wonderful character – full of flaws, concerns and questions (like we all have) but pushing through despite them all in hope for more.
I love this book, and the Callaghan sisters – a group of ride or die supportive sisters with a Mum who is always frustrating to the sisters, but one who never lets the outside world see that she doesn’t support them fully and completely – the series is full of people you want to know, need to know, and wish you had the support and love from. For they love deeply, completely and unconditionally, even when they don’t fully comprehend your manner of going about things. One of my favorite series that focuses on family – the good, the bad, the messy and most of all the love.
Title: How Much Wine Will Fix My Broken Heart?
Author: Kristen Bailey
Series: The Callaghan Sisters #4
Also in this series: Has Anyone Seen My Sex Life?, Can I Give My Husband Back?, Did My Love Life Shrink in the Wash?
Genre: Contemporary Woman's Fiction, British, Contemporary Elements, Family Saga, Friendship, Grief, Humor elements, Multi-Cultural, Romantic Elements, Second Chance, Setting: Britain, Sociological Relevancy
Published by: Bookouture
Published on: 28 June, 2021
Audio Length: 9 Hours: 35 minutes
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Are you suffering from a broken heart? Searching for the right medicine? Staring down the barrel of being single and not knowing where to start?
Learn from Grace Callaghan! She’s done it all:
Wine is the answer. Some serving-size suggestions include: a glass the size of your head, a bathtub, an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Best served chilled, and with a straw.
Friends with benefits is always an option. Be prepared for side effects such as the guy saying ‘baby’, crying out his ex’s name and preferring to keep his socks on.
Going ‘out out’ helps banish the blues. It may involve breaking into replica ships from the fifteenth century, screaming ‘Aye-aye, Captain!’ and accidentally falling off the plank.
Karaoke makes everything better. Best enjoyed singing Enrique Iglesias, followed by an extra-large serving of fries.
Three years ago, when Grace’s heart was blown to smithereens, she made a promise to protect herself. But has she gone too far? Has she played it too safe? Should she take a leap into the unknown, messy business of the heart? Because maybe, just maybe, she could learn to love again…
A copy of this title was provided via for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.