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Guest Blog:- Jessica Redland

I'm so exited to launch a brand new guest blog feature on my website, where I'll be welcoming fellow authors to chat about their books and how mental health features in their writing. And here to get us started, is the lovely Jessica Redland: I write stories about love, friendship, family, and community. My books are reflective of the real-life issues that people face, and I’ve covered many emotional subjects including bereavement, lifechanging illness diagnosis, loneliness, abuse, bullying and suicide. I always massively research the subjects, deal with each sympathetically, and ensure an uplifting and hopeful story. I believe that books can massively help anyone struggling with their mental health for two reasons. The first is the escapism. It doesn’t matter what genre the book is, reading or listening to an audiobook is an opportunity to take you outside of your current world and immerse you in another and that’s something so many of us need these days as the world’s a pre

Book Review: It Ends With Us - Colleen Hoover

It Ends With Us is a thought provoking, well written glimpse into complex relationships. Told in a dual timeline, full of emotion and suspense. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I loved the writing style and really felt the emotional turmoil that Lily was going through. Considering the themes of toxic relationships, narcissistic behaviour and domestic abuse, the book also included an uplifting, hopeful element. I felt quite conflicted about some of the characters, which shows how well they were written. And I found the difficult topics were handled well.  The story stayed with me for days afterwards. I actually felt quite unsettled by it, which is a remarkable skill. Book Blurb SOMETIMES THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU IS THE ONE WHO HURTS YOU THE MOST. Lily hasn't always had it easy, but that's never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She's come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up – she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So wh