Book Review: How I Wonder What You Are

How I Wonder What You AreHow I Wonder What You Are by Jane Lovering
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Despite its nursery-rhyme title, 'How I Wonder What You Are' is a sophisticated read. I wanted to say 'adult' but that would imply a 50 shades-esque level of steam, whereas 'How I Wonder' simmers gently with sexual tension throughout.
Molly finds Phinn lying naked on the moors and carts him home with the help of an obstructive pony named Stan, so she knows a good deal from the start about his impressive physique. However, despite his high public profile as a professor of Astrophysics, Phinn turns out to have secrets galore, while Molly herself isn't quite the open book she pretends to be.
Like so many of Jane Lovering's books, this is a story of two wounded souls finding healing through a relationship which is by turns hilarious and touching. The romance is always front and centre, and plays out against a delightful backdrop of village life and the quest Phinn and Molly share, to understand the origins of the mysterious lights which hover over the moors at night. Could they be UFOs? Or even UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, which is apparently the latest term for mysterious flying objects)?
The mystery is finally solved in a whimsical but believable way, while the romance too is perfectly wrapped up at the end of the story. In Choc Lit's ever-expanding galaxy of romance writers, Jane Lovering is surely one of the brightest stars, and 'How I Wonder' is the perfect story of love, redemption, and of course, celestial bodies, to curl up with this Christmas.

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  1. Not read the book but met the author at a friends wedding and had a lovely night putting the world to rights.

  2. I bet Phinn and Molly could have an interesting time putting the world to rights too! Glad you enjoyed chatting with Jane - she's great fun, isn't she?


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