Pages: 367 KB
Published: November 28, 2012
Publisher: Notting Hill Press
Genre: Fiction, Romance
My Rating: 4.5/5
Summary (from amazon.com):
Is finding true love as easy as an attitude change?
Thirty-something Emma Beckett has always looked down on 'the glass is half full' optimists, believing it's better to be realistic than delusional. But when she loses her high-powered job and fiancé in the same week, even Emma has difficulty keeping calm and carrying on.
With her world spinning out of control and bolstered by a challenge from her best friend, Emma makes a radical decision. From here on in, she'll behave like Pollyanna: attempting to always see the upside, no matter how dire the situation.
Can adopting a positive attitude give Emma the courage to build a new life, or is finding the good in everything a very bad idea?
**NOTE: A copy of this book was provided by the author. However, no compensations were made and this review reflects my honest thoughts and feelings**
Have you ever wanted to change your attitude completely and try to live a different way? Being the start of a New Year, I can imagine a few people are trying just that!
The Pollyanna Plan is just what I needed during the month of December; when life seems at it's busiest, it is really easy to start living in a 'ho-hum' state of mind. Changing your attitude from that of glass half empty to glass half full is not something that is easily done and I really appreciated the honesty with which this book was written. I remember the movie Pollyanna and also remember just loving it as a child. I imagine that I would also like to punch her in the face as an adult, but I can understand where Talli was going when she opted to have her as a point of reference for the story.
Emma is one of my favourite characters in a long time. Strong, witty and as down-to-Earth as they come. I loved that the story kicks off with her world falling apart because it allowed us to spend as much time as possible getting to know the new Emma. I LOOOOOVED her! Would I behave like her if faced with the same disasters? NOPE, I would crawl into a self-pity hole and cry me a river. However, Talli Roland brings her readers to a new way of thinking... not all is lost when your world turns upside down. In fact, some things happen for a reason and maybe making the best out of them is really the way to go.
Once again Talli Roland has written a story that leaves me happy and smiling and feeling as though I am better off for having read it. Her ability to transport her readers is amazing!
Overall, a fabulous read. I wish everyone would pick this novel up and read it because I think a lot of people will change their ways of thinking...even if just for a while!