The Note by Zoe Folbigg

Based on Zoë Folbigg’s true story comes an unforgettable romance about how a little note can change everything…

One very ordinary day, Maya Flowers sees a new commuter board her train to London, and suddenly the day isn’t ordinary at all. Maya knows immediately and irrevocably, that he is The One.
But the beautiful man on the train always has his head in a book and never seems to notice Maya sitting just down the carriage from him every day. Eventually, though, inspired by a very wise friend, Maya plucks up the courage to give the stranger a note asking him out for a drink. After all, what’s the worst that can happen?
And so begins a story of sliding doors, missed opportunities and finding happiness where you least expect it.

It took me a little while to get into this novel, but once I did I really enjoyed it.

It’s beautifully written, with a wonderfully descriptive style.  The characters are made so three dimensional with descriptions such as “tired limbs walk less purposefully than usual” and “wide lovely eyes look up”. There’s detail every day of people’s outfits, which is very fitting given that Maya works in the fashion industry.  It also gives us a picture in our head of the character’s appearance.

The story progresses at the perfect pace, with so many near misses and almost encounters, it really keeps the reader hooked.

The insight into the fashion industry is both fascinating and thought provoking.  The office politics and goings on in the FASH offices are so interesting.  There are times where the reader will find it funny, and times where they will feel so aggreavied on behalf of the people who work there.

The most intriguing part of the story is of course, the daily encounters on the train of Maya and “train man”. Will he ever notice her? Will a romance between them ever be possible?

An excellent read, one that will stay with the reader for some time, and I think one that everyone will be talking about.

MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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