Meet Me on Platform 3
by Zara Stoneley
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Pub Date 30 Aug 2022 | Archive Date Not set
HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter, One More Chapter
Millie loves her city life, her city friends and writing her true(ish) confessions column – but she’s starting to wonder if the grass really is greener on the other side, or if her heart really belongs back in Northumberland, with her mum who is struggling after the death of Millie’s dad.
Since leaving home. Joe’s lived believing that looking back means you’ve failed, and life is about taking chances and seeing the world.
So when the two meet up surely it can never work, their lives are moving in opposite directions. On different tracks…Readers are LOVING Meet Me on Platform Three:
‘A five-star read you would miss a train for…there was just something special about the will-they-won’t-they aspect’ Sara
‘Zara Stoneley is back to her witty best, in this light hearted rom-com that had me giggling and smiling throughout’ Rachel
‘I read this one in the space of two days…was so much fun, I couldn't put it down. Delighted to discover that this author has other books, will be reading them ASAP’ Courtney
‘A fun, smart, and witty ROM-COM that will have you turning the pages to find out what happens next’ Anne
‘From the first page I was hooked…A feel-good rom-com’ Rubie
‘A humorous, light-hearted read, touching on some more serious topics…I loved how easily I settled down into reading it! A wonderful story would recommend!’ Sharon
‘Left me feeling really upbeat at the end of it…it felt genuine and heartfelt with characters that leapt off the page’ Sarah
‘A perfect holiday read! Great storyline and brilliant characters’ Helen
‘Heartwarming and full of love and fun’ Katie
‘Really enjoyable read…totally recommend ’ Julie
‘A very clever story and a good ending…I loved it’ Rosamund
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Told through two people who meet at Kings Cross train Station. It is set between Northumberland and London .You had to concentrate so you knew whose chapter it was. It was a story of falling in love, getting over the death of a parent, dealing with country over city, A very clever story and a good ending . I loved it.
I do enjoy a train-based book, and really loved reading this one! Millie bumps into a guy at the station who ends up shaking his wet umbrella all over her! They have a few minutes chat, he apologises and then they go their separate ways. However, Millie is a journalist who writes for a true-life confessions column, and when her boss tells her that she needs a new spin on her column, Millie automatically remembers the guy from the station and begins to write about him! It’s not all quite factually correct though, but what she does remember is that he was quite cute, and she makes it her mission for the sake of her love life, and her job, to find him again!
I liked Millie’s character and could sympathise with her from the start. She works in London but comes from Northumberland where her mum still lives. She lost her dad fairly recently, and her mum, sister and Millie are obviously still struggling with this. Cue the train journeys up and down the country visiting her mum and cue meeting Joe and his umbrella! Joe is in a similar position with his family living in the North East also and him working in London. Both of these main characters have their issues and flaws, but they are still both really relatable. I loved their interaction together and loved the initial awkwardness of the time spent together slowly turning into something more comfortable and natural!
The book is a little bit of a slow burner however, but I was happy with that. I enjoyed getting to know both their characters as the story moved on. Whilst I liked Millie’s character, some of her decisions and actions weren’t the best thought out of plans, but there are lots of life lessons learnt along the way. It was a humorous, light-hearted read, touching on some more serious topics from Millie and Joe’s lives and I loved how easily I settled down into reading it! A wonderful story would recommend!
A five-star read you would miss a train for. I didn’t realise this was number nine in a series, but I didn’t feel like I missed anything, I will be checking them out, as I adored the writing, and the passion. I don’t know if its that I am a northerner living elsewhere, not the big smoke, but far enough away you need to plan your visits. It made me smile, thinking f the train journeys I have taken to get there, and the people you meet, maybe that’s why I enjoyed this charming read. There was just something special about the will they wont they aspect, as well as how Millie and her family deal with their grief, that adds another layer to the story, and makes it have a great depth, especially if you have lost someone it reminds us that we all grieve differently and need to remember each other. There isn’t any action, but there is drama, romance and a great overall story.
Zara Stoneley is back to her witty best, in this light hearted rom com that had me giggling and smiling throughout.
It's a will they-won't they sort of a story, after a fabulous meet cute between Millie and Joe at King's Cross Station, we have no idea if or when they may meet again. And they have no idea if the initial attraction they felt is reciprocated. As a reader we do as we have chapters from both perspectives.
Millie is a journalist and has a "confessions of" column and one of my highlights of this novel was any time we saw her latest column. They were brilliantly funny and she had a way of describing a situation to a tee without giving up too many intimate details.
Filled with likeable and believable characters, and situations that I could easily see could happen, this is just a lot of fun. I loved it and it certainly is a great way to liven up a long train journey.
Very entertaining, I really had a great time reading this.
Thank you to One More Chapter and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
I read this one in the space of two days! We follow Millie, a journalist who writes a confessions column about her life for a magazine. Only, her articles aren't doing so well recently. She runs into Joe, an IT tech/game developer, at the train station and feels an instant connection. She writes about their encounter, and it's a hit. Her boss and her readers are eager for more. But what if she never sees Joe again? And how will he feel about what she writes?
This was so much fun, I couldn't put it down. I loved reading Millie's confession pieces, and found her and Joe very engaging. I loved the side characters too, especially Joe's sister. Delighted to discover that this author has other books, will be reading them ASAP.
Will post on Amazon too.
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