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- Between Today and Yesterday by Joanna Lambert
Friday, 16 August 2013
This book is part of the Blue Eyes series by Joanna Lambert. This, the fourth book follows the original characters from the series. In this book we are introduced to the next generation of this music dynasty – Lucy and Charlotte. Lucy, daughter of Matt and Ella is a spoilt brat who has been given everything she has ever wanted without question. Charlotte, her cousin is the polar opposite and is unaffected by her famous relatives and the privileged lifestyle she leads. When Lucy is expelled from her exclusive private school she puts a plan in place in an attempt to force her parents hand and give her a job in the music industry. However, this backfires and Lucy is caught up with the thoroughly distasteful Adam Carmichael who is a dangerous and equally spoilt brat. Adam has little regard for anyone, particularly the local villagers, sneering down his nose at them. He is villainous and a horrible character.
Matt and Ella remain showbiz’s most grounded and loving couple and their marriage has remained strong. Matt and fellow band member Baz now run a record management company and are working hard to propel new band Rosetti into the limelight they themselves once had. However, someone from Matt’s past is back on the scene. Marcie, a diva with a grudge and her sights set on Matt means that things do not run smoothly for Matt, Baz or the band. Having lost him once back in the 1970’s, Marcie is desperate to get her claws into Matt at all costs. Ella is just collateral damage. Marcie will stop at nothing. When the band goes to Spain to record their new album, Marcie sets her devious plans in motion, with devastating results.
Having not read any of the other books in the series I was a bit apprehensive about reading this book as I was worried I’d be completely lost. However, Joanna Lambert has written an amazing book that allowed me to follow the story without too much confusion. There were of course a few times in the book where it may have been helpful to have read the other books but this in no way detracted from my enjoyment of the story and once I familiarised myself with the central characters I could not put this book down. However, I may go back and read the other books in the series, simply because I loved this book so much. If you like books about the cut-throat world of showbiz then you will love this. I’d highly recommend it.