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Following Evan


Three years on from the sudden death of her husband Matt and a subsequent miscarriage, interior designer Laura is still lost in grief, hiding out in the smart London townhouse that was going to be her family home. On the encouragement of her best friend Carla, she signs up to a dating website and receives a message from a mysterious stranger, imploring her to visit him in New York because he has seen her face in his dreams. 

Meanwhile, Laura visits an art gallery and is captivated by a painting of a beautiful woman in a flowing dress. It seems to be speaking directly to her, beckoning her to take a leap of faith. 

These seemingly disparate events lead Laura on an epic journey to the bustling streets of the Big Apple and the desert landscape of Wyoming, where the clues to her future happiness are waiting to be discovered… 

Information about the Book

Title: Following Evan

Author: Elida May

Release Date: 16th June 2016

Genre: Romance

Publisher: Self-Published

Format: Ebook

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Author Information





Elida May was born in Albania in 1972. Growing up in a Communist country, where access to books was severely restricted, helped to nurture her love of the written word, and she avidly read whatever genre she could get hold of, including a lot of European literature. Today Elida lives in London with her son Elidon. Following Evan is her first novel, and she is currently working on her second, Diary of Michael Vica.


Bookworm1102’s Review

I was given a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review as part of Faye Rogers book tour.

Laura has been in a dark place for years after losing the people closest to her. With the help and encouragement of her best friend Carla, Laura starts getting out and meeting more people, even signing up on a dating website.

When a message from a mysterious man named David catches her attention, insisting that Laura visit him in the States, Laura is torn between staying in London and following her instinct and going to the States. What Laura decides changes her life forever.

Laura is such a relatable character. We have all experienced rough times in our lives and often, we just want to hide away and be by ourselves. I admire the way that Laura, with Carla’s help, dragged herself out of her downward spiral and slowly mingled with society again.

We all need a best friend like Carla, someone who refuses to give up on you and practically drags you outside at times when you feel like staying inside and doing nothing.

I really enjoyed this book. It was so well-written and I kept reading chapter after chapter, eager to find out what happened next.

Elida May is a talented author, and I would definitely read more books written by her.

I rate this book 5/5 stars!

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Tour Schedule

Friday 17th June

What Danielle Did Next

Blabbering About Books And More

Saturday 18th June

Lily’s Book World

Sunday 19th June

Big Book Little Book

Monday 20th June

Emma’s Bookery

Howling Reviews

Tuesday 21st June

Married to Books

Wednesday 22nd June

Many Books, Many Lives

Boons Bookcase

Thursday 23rd June

Dual Reads

I Wanna Read

Friday 24th June

Have Books, Will Read

From A Yellow House

Saturday 25th June

Delightful Book Reviews

Sunday 26th June

Confessions from Romaholics

Monday 27th June

Rachel Bustin

Tales of Yesterday

Tuesday 28th June


Wednesday 29th June

A Daydreamer’s Thoughts

Thursday 30th June

Maisie’s Marvellous Reviews

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