Title: Love is a Thief
Written By: Claire Garber
About Claire Garber(From the book) –
Claire Garber was born in
Southhampton, in 1978, the same year Olivia Newton-John told John Travolta he
was the one she wanted and Space Invaders were launched.
Claire did nothing remotely of
interest until aged twenty-six, when she visited the French Alps and fell in
love with every single French man she met. That year she started writing
obsessively about her thoughts and feelings, all of which seemed to revolve
around love and French boys and heart break. Aged
twenty-six-and-three-quarters, her friends urged her to do something more
‘constructive’ with her scribbles, which gave birth to the beginnings of
several novels about boys, culminating in Love
is a Thirf –a book she started writing aged thirty-one after her biggest
heartbreak of all.
Claire has worked as a freelance
winter-sports travel writer, a copywriter and in property, all as a means to
fund her writing. More recently she planted some magic beans. She now lives between
London and the French Alps.
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Something about the book (from the book’s cover):
Kate Winters might just be ‘that’
girl. You know the one. The girl who, for no particular reason, doesn’t get the
guy, doesn’t have children, doesn’t get the romantic happy-ever-after. So she
needs a plan.
What does she like doing? What
didn’t she get to do because she fell in love? What would she be happy spending
the rest of her life doing if love never showed up again?
This is one girl’s journey to take
back what love stole*
Fresh, frank, witty and
thought-provoking, this is for fans of good books, bad TV and long chats over
*And maybe find love again along
October hasn’t been too kind a
month on my reading. Work and ofcourse holidays with family have kept me so
busy that I haven’t been able to give time either to the books lined up for
reviews or writing for that matter. But then I had to begin somewhere, didn’t
I? So I chose Love is a Thief to end
is a Thief is written by Claire
Garber and I can’t put a finger on the reason why but somewhere I feel it
has been brought together with a lot of candour of emotions. I don’t know how
to relate this better but I could feel Garber’s
passion for her work in this book. And that’s a good thing right?
I wouldn’t say much about the
premise of the book for it’s there in something
about the book section already. It’s not something unique but yes the
treatment is what I would like to write about. Also I don’t want to give out
too much about the plot.
I can say this though that it
certainly is a worthy read and full of moments which make you really nod in
agreement. But Garber does it stealthily
and before you even realise that you actually like the book you would be saying
‘Yes I know exactly what she means!’ And
you also realise that yes love is indeed
In my world any book that makes you
think or even gives you those moments where you can’t help but say ‘Yes, that’s right! I agree!’ is a great
book. And trust me ‘Love is a Thief’ does
This book is truly a ride full of
emotions. I won’t say the story and the characters are all that new but I like
the way Garber put together the tale.
And ofcourse the questions it made me ask. Where would I have been if not for
this mischievous element called love? Yes,
quite a relevant question I must say.
Ofcourse, I would have wanted the
characters to have more dimensions. But writing a book is not a piece of cake
and just for having written a story that made me ask some very relevant
questions, I have to say it’s a good book.
I smiled while reading the book and
I had those moments too when I just wanted Garber
to get on with it. All in all, it’s a nice read. You can definitely spend some
time exploring the world of Kate Winters through