Winters Day

Fiction - Chick Lit
296 Pages
Reviewed on 10/02/2017
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Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

Winters Day by DM Wolfenden is a great entry in the chick lit category, a story that follows the friendship between two cousins, Jolie and Debbie. The bond between the cousins is stronger than that between family members, but they are two distinct personalities. While Debbie is outgoing and adventurous, her cousin is the reserved and shy type, so Debbie hooks her up with guys and the dates often end badly. Jolie still trusts her cousin, but when she becomes sick, Jolie has to get along on her own. Could going back to her ex-boyfriend, Dave, ensure her stability? It’s interesting to follow these characters and to enjoy the masterful handling of themes like insecurity, dependency, self-image, and the cost of not facing one’s reality.

Winters Day is a compelling, character-driven story that has deep psychological and emotional layers, a story that explores some of the complex emotions that readers have. The setting comes across powerfully and I was thrilled from the start with the author’s apt description of the atmosphere at the Indian restaurant. Modern day, suburban Britain is portrayed in a masterful way. DM Wolfenden has a gift for well-crafted dialogues and insightful writing, unveiling emotional insights that will arrest the attention of readers and excite their minds. The language itself is beautiful and I was drawn in by it. The novel is well-paced and readers learn slowly to care about the protagonist. This is a story that is purpose-driven and that will resonate with readers. It was a fun read for me.


I agree 100% with Christian's review. A roller coaster of emotions.
At first you think Jolie is weak, but she is one of the strongest characters I have read in a long time.