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Escape to the beautiful town of Littlewood with Part 1 in an exciting new serial from Victoria Walters! Perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Holly Hepburn and Jo Thomas. Welcome to Littlewood, a small town community with a big heart... Abbie has fled London and the humiliation of not being able to make rent after being made redundant. Louise, unlucky in love, has thrown hersEscape to the beautiful town of Littlewood with Part 1 in an exciting new serial from Victoria Walters! Perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Holly Hepburn and Jo Thomas. Welcome to Littlewood, a small town community with a big heart... Abbie has fled London and the humiliation of not being able to make rent after being made redundant. Louise, unlucky in love, has thrown herself into her career at the local hospital. And Eszter, who has travelled from Hungary with her daughter Zoe, hopes to fulfill her husband's dying wish... to reunite his family.Can a little bit of kindness really change your life? Three very different women are about to find out when they make a promise to be kinder to others and to themselves…Praise for Random Acts of Kindness: 'A really lovely story - heart-warming and life affirming' Jo Thomas, author of The Honey Farm on the Hill ‘An entertaining and timely reminder that a Random Act of Kindness can change not only someone's day, but also someone's life’ Penny Parkes, author of Practice Makes Perfect ‘Such an uplifting, warm story, with characters I already feel like I know. I loved every minute of it!’ Cressida McLaughlin, author of THE CANAL BOAT CAFÉ series 'A heart-warming read - cosy and comforting. I loved it!' Heidi Swain, author of Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair ‘Victoria Walters has such a wonderful, fresh voice and the characters in this series really do leap off the page. The perfect pick-me-up for those long winter nights, and a timely reminder of the importance of kindness in every part of life’ Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House...

Title : Random Acts of Kindness Part 1
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ISBN : 9781471171574
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Number of Pages : 150 Pages
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Random Acts of Kindness Part 1 Reviews

  • Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore
    2019-05-03 19:16

    This was a set of the first four chapters of this book that I received through Netgalley.In what promises to be a delightful and heart-warming read, this set of chapters introduces us to Abbie Morgan, a twenty-eight-year old Londoner heading to the small town of Littlewood where she is to live with her sister, Louise, having been made redundant and also broken off with her boyfriend. Pretty much as soon as she arrives there and enters the café where she is to meet Louise, she experiences an act of kindness―her lost bag is returned to her by complete strangers, something that takes her by surprise, for no one in London would have done such a thing. But with it, she is introduced to life in Littlewood where people look out for each other, are ever willing to lend a hand, extend random acts of kindness, and now that Abbey is part of Littlewood, and at the receiving end of kindness, she must continue the tradition and do her own bit of kindness for someone. Besides Abbey, other new arrivals at Littlewood, Ezther and her daughter Zoe, who have just come in from Budapest, and were in fact the ones who restored Abbey’s bag, also experience their own share of kindness. Everyone it seems, newcomer or resident, and irrespective of any personal troubles, is drawn in by its infectious atmosphere, and ready to do their act of kindness.This was a really enjoyable and pleasant read for me. I loved the picture of life at Littlewood that one gets from these chapters―the pace may slower, and there may not be all that one gets in a metropolis, but the warmth and concern in its people and from them, in its atmosphere, makes life a much pleasanter prospect. One is just getting to know the characters and their backstories and the brief meeting was enough to get me interested in knowing what’s going to happen next, how things will turn out for each of them (since they each have personal troubles to work through, problems to face), and how the Littlewood atmosphere will work its magic on their lives. I’m definitely looking forward to the next instalment/s.

  • Sally Eastwood
    2019-04-27 21:12

    Pay it forward.I love this book so much. I have the second part but I am gutted that I have to wait for the third and fourth. Random acts of kindness is simply marvellous.

  • George Lester
    2019-05-19 17:51

    Gorgeous, heart warming and so so compelling!! Just preordered parts 2, 3 and 4 and I cannot wait!!! EEEEEK!!!

  • Karen Whittard
    2019-05-03 23:06

    I simply cannot wait for the next part of this book. Because if this book is anything to go by then this book is going to fantastic.

  • Jill
    2019-04-25 19:07

    Loved it and devoured it faster than I do my favourite cake (it was that good). My only complaint...I want to read more now!! :-)

  • Emma
    2019-05-21 20:56

    As someone who believes in the incredible power of kindness this book was a must read for me. How often has someone done something seemingly small for you and it’s meant the world at that moment? Whether it’s returning something you thought was lost, offering to meet for coffee or sending a card. It’s doesn’t have to be big to be impactful and this is what Victoria’s book shows.I have to admit I am a sucker for a new start story, they have a way of making me feel inspired, so when I started this book to find it started with a move I was already intrigued. Although this is only part one of this novel, I have already been sucked into the lives of Abbie, Louise and Ezster and their chances of finding new starts in Littlewood.Littlewood sounds like a gorgeous little town, and from Victoria’s descriptions of the place so far in this book I already want to go and stay with Louise in her little cottage home and have a cuppa in Brew. I couldn’t think of a better place to recover when you have been broken.Brew’s wall of kindness is an utterly beautiful idea, it would brighten my day to be able to read a board like that over a cup of tea and a cake. All the random acts of kindness people show to each other, whether big or small, and the pay it forward rule is the most important part of it for me. If you have been the recipient of a random act of kindness whether from friend or stranger you are duty bound to pass that kindness to another.For me, this book so far is a glimpse into how things could be if only we put more importance on being kind. How easy it is sometimes to just walk past when you see someone struggling with a heavy bag when you could maybe offer to help, or when we’re too busy with our lives to spot when a friend is in need of a bit of support.What better time to start thinking about how we can be a little kinder than at Christmas, maybe we could visit a neighbour who’s likely to be alone this season. take time to speak to a person you see living on the street this Christmas – that kind word might be the only one they get that day. While we can’t eradicate loneliness, homelessness or hurt from friends, family of strangers we can spread a little kindness. Remember… If you have been on the receiving end of someones kindness why not pass it on.I loved part one of Random Acts Of Kindness and can’t wait for the rest of the book to be released, I will be one of the first in the queue to find out what happens to the people of Littlewood. Thank you Victoria for brightening a flu riddled day in bed with this wonderful book.To find out more about Victoria Walters check her out on Twitter.Thank you to Simon & Schuster & NetGalley for providing me this copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Cressida McLaughlin
    2019-04-22 23:55

    Gorgeous, uplifting and fun! Lots of different threads and I care about all the characters. I can’t wait for part 2!

  • Fabulous Book Fiend
    2019-05-19 17:49

    This was a great start to a new series. This books drops you straight in the action with Abbie, Louise and Eszter. I love when a book, especially a new series, does that! I really felt like I already knew Abbie and Louise and together we had just met Eszter and we were all about to have a fabulous summer together. These characters are definitely the kind of women that anyone can identify with. A Nurse, someone who has made a couple of ill-advised choices and is now facing the consequences and someone else who just wants to do right by family. The community that they all now live in is populated by even more interesting characters, who I am sure that we will get to know further as the series progresses, I can't wait because there is so much potential for all these characters. Although this is the first in a series, I really felt like there was a lot going on in this book. There are plenty of events lining themselves up for future instalments, don't get me wrong, but we get to find out quite a lot abut what happened in these ladies' past as well. A few secrets are unearthed and a few weaknesses shown. All in all this should be a great series. I already feel invested in Louise and Abbie and I can't wait to find out what happens to them next.

  • Sharon
    2019-05-24 01:09

    Thank you to Netgalley, the author and the Publishers for this review copy, given in exchange for an honest review.This is Part One of the book entitled Random Acts of Kindness. Further parts will be released over the next few months, with the entire book being released at some point after this. The book begins with Abbie leaving her home in London after being made redundant. No job means it’s really hard for her to afford her rent, so takes up her sister Louise’s offer of a room with her. Louise lives in the small sleepy town of Littlewood. Not really much excitement for Abbie there, especially after the bright lights of London, but she doesn’t really have much of a choice. Arranging to meet her sister at a local café, she finds that she’s lost her handbag en route. Fortunately it is swiftly returned by fellow newcomers, Eszter and her daughter Zoe. Abbie finds out from the owner of the café that as she has received an act of kindness from someone, she must repay that act and do something kind for some else….This was a lovely starter to what promises to be a great book! It’s hard to review yet after such few chapters, but the characters all seem lovely and you know that there is just so much more to their stories. It is obviously the beginning of a heart-warming story, full to the brim of family, friendship and love. I assume as the story goes on it will show us that random acts of kindness really do pay off!I look forward to the next few parts of the story to find out what happens!Five Stars!

  • Petra
    2019-04-28 22:14

    This is a book that is screaming kindness, cosiness, warmth and love. The perfect reading company for this Christmas. Victoria Walters surely knows how to bring appealing and loveable characters to life, and that plonked them right in the middle of a town that is sprinkled with the most heartwarming traits in the world: kindness. The main characters are full of intrigue, emotions and charm. I bonded with Abbie, Louise and Eszter right from the start and that is quite something special.Will Abbie find herself busy in the little town of Littlewood and will she be able to repay her act of kindness?Will Louise cope living with her sister under one roof?And will Eszter and her adorable daughter find their happy ever after in a new country?I can not wait to get my hand on the next instalment of this book.The part one of the Random Acts if Kindness made my reading heart very happy.

  • Emma
    2019-05-05 22:52

    This book had pretty much everything that I love in a book in it. A fresh start, a secret or two, friendships, family, a challenge and even cake. The characters were brilliant and within a few pages it was already becoming clear that I was really going to like them and enjoy this book.(for the full review see http://writerinawheelchair.co.uk/2018...)

  • Jeanniehay64
    2019-05-12 18:12

    I loved this book!! Made me want to read more!! My only complaint is I didn't want it to end!! Will be looking out for more Victoria Walter books!!

  • Sally Coles
    2019-05-07 19:13

    Abbie has lost het job in London,..... and her boyfriend....... and with nothing left for her there,not forgetting the small problem of not being able to pay the rent, she flees London and heads for Littlewood and her sister LouiseLouise has split from her fiance Peter, but she is far from over him, and decides the only option is to forget men and throw herself into her work as a nurseEszter's husband has died but his dying wish was for Eszter to bring their daughter Zoe to England to meet his mother for the first time, so Eszther and Zoe have just arrived from HungaryAlthough not very long this first part in the series sets the scene nicely and you can instantly tell that it is going to be a lovely heart warming series and I am really looking forward to the next instalment

  • Adele
    2019-05-21 01:10

    What a wonderful start to a new book series. I always can sense when I enjoy a book series is my anticipation for the next instalment and after reading Part 1 of Random Acts of Kindness I am eagerly awaiting the next instalments.This series is centred around three young women who have felt heartbreak and loss in their own way. They have come to escape, make amends, recoup in a little fictional town called Littlewood. As in most towns there is a welcoming cafe and Brew has a little special something about it, apart from the generosity of the owners it has a sort of novelty that draws people in and reminds them of the good in people all around them.There is a real sense of friendship and community spirit building with the three women and this is spreading to all that they touch.It's a gorgeous heartwarming tale that is quite inspirational and thought provoking. Kindness doesn't cost anything and at the moment this instalment of Random Acts of Kindness doesn't cost anything. Cosy and welcoming and all that is required for an afternoon's relaxing read.

  • Helen Gray
    2019-05-18 18:55

    A simple act of kindness can change the course of anyone’s life, we met Abbie, Louise and Eszter, their stories intertwined by the start of kindness acts in the town of Littlewood. I found this part was over much sooner than I wanted it, the story gives enough little pieces to keep you enthralled and eager to learn about each character. It’s starting out to be the perfect heart warming, Sunday afternoon read that reminds you that kindness is everything.

  • Louise
    2019-05-16 19:49

    Roll on Feb for part 2So not only am I bias as a Louise, also a children's nurse with a best friend called Esther (just not with a z) this book just made my heart swell. Kindness is an act we all take for granted but when shown can change the day/life of someone. This book is just a great big warm hug and Feb 18 can't come quick enough for part 2. I love the characters, their individual journeys, all wrapped up with friendship, kindness and cake! What more could you ask for.

  • Laura Pickett
    2019-04-30 16:54

    Was totally submerged in the characters within a few pages. Looking forward to part 2!

  • Clair
    2019-04-26 00:50

    Victoria Walters debut novel, The Second Love Of My Life was one of my top reads of 2016 therefore I was so excited to discover that new work was one its way in the form of a four part series, Random Acts of Kindness. As such, all four books were immediately on pre-order! In part one, was are introduced to sisters Abbie and Louise. Abbie has fled London after being made redundant and is heading to stay with her sister temporarily in Littlewood whilst she job hunts and gets back on her feet. Louise is very different to her sister, she loves the sleepy town feel of Littlewood where she ended up after running away from heartbreak. I absolutely loved the dynamic between the sisters right from the outset. Abbie arrives in Littlewood before her sister so heads to the local café for a coffee - whilst there she bumps into Eszter and her daughter Zoe and it is in this café that she discovers the kindness project Littlewood has whereby you pass on random acts of kindness - this is an alien concept to Abbie after living in London! As the book blurb states - can a little bit of kindness really change your life?Random Acts of Kindness: Promises may be a quick read at around 83 pages but it has depth and well developed characters and location (Littlewood and its stately home sound just wonderful!).I had high expectations after The Second Love Of My Life and its short story prequel The Summer I Met You and this first part to a new series did not disappoint!

  • Noemi Proietti
    2019-05-21 00:07

    The protagonists of this short story are three young women: Abbie has been fired from her PR job in London and she leaves the big city and her ex boyfriend and seeking refuge with her younger sister, Louise, at Littlewood. Louise loves her job as a nurse and loves taking care of her patients but she is still not over her ex-fiancé Peter, who broke her heart. Eszeter has just arrived in England from Hungary with her seven-year-old daughter Zoe on a mission to fulfill her husband's last wish. As I read just a few chapters, I couldn't really get a sense of the story or the characters, but, from what I read, I really liked it. Set in a small English village, this is the beginning of what seems to be a heart-warming and enjoyable story.

  • Lyndsay
    2019-05-04 20:54

    really enjoyed book one of this series