Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Book Review - My Sweet Friend by H.A. Leuschel

 Book review of 'My Sweet Friend' by H.A. Leuschel

Alexa is an energetic and charismatic professional and the new member of a Parisian PR company where she quickly befriends her colleagues Rosie and Jack. She brings a much-needed breath of fresh air into the office and ambitiously throws herself into her new job and friendships.

But is Alexa all she claims to be?

As her life intertwines with Rosie and Jack’s, they must all decide what separates truth from fiction. Will the stories that unfold unite or divide them? Can first impressions ever be trusted?

In this original novella, H.A. Leuschel evokes the powerful hold of appearances and what a person is prepared to do to keep up the facade. If you like thought-provoking and compelling reads with intriguing characters, My Sweet Friend is for you.

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My review 

I loved this novella. I have become quite a fan of the shorter story since the author first introduced me to the concept with her novel 'Manipulated Lives'. H.A. Leuschel has definitely won me over with her engaging and powerful novella, 'My Sweet Friend'. I have found the author to be a great storyteller, using her words wisely and strongly in the shortened book, but coming across with a fulfilling story regardless. I love the mystery surrounding Alexa as she starts afresh with her job and friendships. She is a strong character and the author is great at portraying human emotions and complexities with ease. It is great to see things from her point of view and how she sees the world. Rosie and Jack add a great dimension to the story and you try to unpiece the puzzle as to the real truth, and who is telling it. I loved the idea of this novella, and even though it was over far too quickly (a sign of a good read!), I was left satisfied of a story well told.

Great, thought provoking story from the author. She is definitely one to watch for.

More about the author:

Helene Andrea Leuschel grew up in Belgium where she gained a Licentiate in Journalism & Communication, which led to a career in radio and television in Brussels, London and Edinburgh. She now lives with her husband and two children in Portugal and recently acquired a Master of Philosophy with the OU, deepening her passion for the study of the mind. When she is not writing, Helene works as a freelance journalist and teaches Yoga.


  1. Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed my novella!! :-)

  2. It was so fab thank you, couldn't put it down!! xx