For Lilah McCannon, life has taken a bit of a wrong turn. Engaged to a guy she is not in love with and stuck in a job with her tyrannical father as her boss, life has definitely not turned out the way she expected.
At twenty-five years old, Lilah knows that she has a simple choice: live the life she has created or change it.
Enrolling on a course at the local University, Lilah sets out with some clear rules to ensure her success at being a grown-up. No alcohol, no cigarettes, no boys, and no going home. But the last thing she anticipates is meeting Ben Chambers, the lead singer of a local band. With Ben, it’s instant, it’s hot, and it’s deep, but when Ben is offered the opportunity of a lifetime and it looks like his future lies on a different path to hers, Lilah has some heart-rending decisions to make.
With the academic year slipping by too quickly, Lilah faces a barrage of new challenges. Will she ever make it up the library stairs without having a heart attack? Can she handle a day on campus without drinking vodka? Will she ever manage to read a history book without falling asleep? Most of all, will she be able to make the ultimate sacrifice and learn The Art of Letting Go?
When I was asked to be a part of this blog tour I actually squealed with delight. I loved loved LOVED Anna’s first book The Art Of Letting Go and fell utterly in love with Ben and Lilah, even though she was a complete nut job.
So, The Art Of Keeping faith… God it was so good to be back in Lilah’s insane mind/world. I love Lilah so much, yes she is impulsive, insane, a complete drunk and stalker BUT she is fun, unpredictable and keeps you turning page after page.
At the end of The Art Of Letting Go, we watch as Lilah and Ben part ways, he is off to America with his band whilst Lilah stays behind at Uni. With The Art Of Keeping Faith they are having a long distance relationship and both struggling to cope with being apart, although Lilah tends to cope with a bottle or two… Which then ends with sometimes disastrous consequences and lots of trying to piece together the night before.
Nothing has changed with Lilah and Ben, she still studies Ben rather than her text books. They spend every second they have together tearing each others clothes off or with Lilah absolutely drunk and making a fool of herself. I adore her, she is twenty-seven going on eighteen. Completely irresponsible and childish but utterly lovable.
With Ben becoming more and more famous and now being papped, Lilah is finding the attention he gets from girls harder to deal with than she expected, but she copes exactly how we expect her too! As for Lilah, she has become rather good friends with Richard, who she drags out drinking and jogging whilst Ben is away. Although Richard seems to like Lilah rather a lot…
This book was everything I hoped it would be and more. I love Ben an Lilah more than I did before if that’s possible.
Anna has the ability to glue you to the page and make you forget that you have a cake cooking in the oven, which then proceeds to burn…. (I blame you Anna!!!!).
I never want Lilah and Ben’s world to end, I want more books, I wants them until Lilah is sixty years old and a drunken grandma leading her gran kids completely astray whilst Ben laughs at them all!
Anna is a brilliant writer and creates compelling, sweet, hysterical and utterly brilliant books with characters you never want to say bye too.
The Art Of Keeping Faith is released on April 9th and an absolute must read. If you haven’t read The Art Of Letting Go DO IT and fall in love, but keep your hands of my Ben!
As soon as The Art Of Keeping Faith is available to buy I will add the link for you.