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Life Lessons [JE Rowney – Book Review/Blog Blitz Tour]


For fans of “Call the Midwife”, “Hard Pushed” or “This is Going to Hurt”.

Life Lessons is a new adult chick-lit medical drama, with splashes of clean romance.
Expect an unputdownable emotional page-turner that will take you deep into the life lessons of a student midwife.

Violet wants to be a midwife, but she has struggled with anxiety throughout her teenage years.

With her best friend Zoe at her side, she gets a place at University and starts training for her dream job.

Can she overcome her fears and find the self-confidence to make it through her first year?

Will Zoe’s romance with their housemate spell dating disaster?

Book one of the Lessons of a Student Midwife series.

This book is a prequel to Ghosted, the bestselling novel.

Formats available: Paperback & eBook.  Available on Kindle Unlimited.

Purchase Links: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US

My review:

4 stars ⭐️

I love medical shows so this book was a must for me. I could watch The Resident for days and never get bored. I could not be a doctor, But I love to watch them on TV. So this book was one I needed to read immediately. Vi wants to be midwife and she has her longtime friend Zoey for support. But Vi also has to deal with some strong anxiety. She hopes she can make it through her first year and be able to embark upon the career she has longed for her whole life.

I have anxiety and was in college, so I could easily relate to a lot of the feelings. But I don’t Think I would ever want to have the school experience again. At least in person. Definitely much better to do online. Vi goes through her whole year and works hard to deal with her anxiety and pass her classes. It definitely brought me back to my times when I was in college and how it was the most exciting and yet scary times.

I’m not going to say I hated this book, I loved it. However, there was a lot of details about childbirth and such that may not work for some people. I had terrible trauma from giving birth myself, so it was bit hard to handle. But it isn’t anything too terrible, but just something to be aware of for those who may be bothered by the subject matter at hand.

I thought this was a wonderful book and the characters were awesome. I also thought the anxiety rep was well done.

This was a great book, and I had a lot of fun reading. It reminded me of watching medical shows, which was fun. I will be reading the book Ghosted since this is its prequel as well. Highly recommend for fans of strong anxiety rep and those interested in midwifery.

About the author:

J.E.Rowney spent several years in the cold Yorkshire hills, which brings the flavour of the moorland countryside into her work. She now lives in Dorset, and the sun and sea are slowly creeping in as influences.

“Charcoal”, her first novel, was published in 2012 to wide critical acclaim, and was a bestselling novel across the whole of Amazon within days of release.

Ms Rowney has recently been awarded the Dinesh Allirajah Writing Prize 2020.

Her third novel, “Ghosted”, was released in January 2020 and quickly also became a bestseller.

She spends lots of time writing in coffee shops, so if you see her, say hello.

Ms. Rowney says: “I always dreamed of being a writer, until I realised that I was. Then I started to write.”

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