Hello Stranger, a review by Shelley

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Katherine Center

St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: July 11th, 2023
336 Pages
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Imagine being a portrait artist, finally getting some recognition and ending up with acquired apperceptive prosopagnosia (also known as face blindness or the facepocalypse😆). Well, that’s precisely what happens to Sadie in Hello Stranger. Add to the fact that she falls in like with two different men and you have a pretty decent romantic tale.

This is my first book by this author and I was pleasantly surprised. I love feel good fiction once in a while and this fit the bill, I wanted to hug this book when I had finished it! I am not a huge romance reader but this book was so much more than that. It’s about growing up, not letting life’s pitfalls stand in your way and learning to let go of weights that hold us back and yes it is about falling in love too. The plot played out as I anticipated it would (I will not say predicted…read the acknowledgements to find out why) but it in no way ruined my enjoyment of the book as the journey to get there was so much fun.

The book is well researched and the author describes Sadie’s experiences so well, I could easily imagine them in my mind’s eye. Center uses humour to help Sadie get through her ordeal and it was so much fun. Other reviewers have said this is the author’s best work yet and I can certainly understand why, I enjoyed this one a lot.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the Advance Readers Copy.

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