The Big Event by Anne John-Ligali

You are cordially invited to the party of the season where you'll meet Constance and her friends in action. 

Constance Jeffries is excited when she gets the chance to meet up with virtual friends at a get-together in a London hotel. She’s been tweeting and messaging her lovely friends for years and feels they must be just as excited to finally meet her in person too. Or so she hopes. 

A short story about the importance of ‘real’ friendships and how it’s the little things that matter the most.

A Gorgeous Venue, A Room Full of Friends, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
 
My Thoughts
 
This short story certainly has a lot to say. It has some great characters on view at the party and a surprising ending which leads you to consider the nature of friendships in this world of social media. Just what is a friend? You never know the effect you can be having on other people.  Appearances are often deceptive. She has several observations to make on people's motives and at times, lack of self awareness. 
 
    Chatty in style, it is an easy read but underneath the surface, there are some serious thoughts on making friends. There is more to find out about Constance and her online friends so I hope that the story continues...
 
About the Author
 
Anne John-Ligali is a writer and the founder of Books and Authors UK, a popular website featuring author interviews and book reviews.  She loves all things books: reading, writing, going to book events, and meeting other book lovers. She has written a series of short stories and is currently writing her first novel.

Anne has always loved stories and read many books as a child, including the entire Sweet Valley High and Caitlyn series.  Her interest in writing fiction came years later, when she began writing for pleasure in 2007. Since then, Anne has been writing on and off and enjoys participating in writing groups. Twice in 2014, she proudly won the monthly Novelicious Pintrest Prompt Fiction Competition.

When Anne is not writing, she is likely to be at soft play with her kids, taking long evening walks in Hyde Park, making green smoothies, window shopping, or having a pampering session at her local beauty salon (whenever she gets the chance). She can also be found watching box sets (albeit with a bit of shame at still having to catch up on Scandal, Grey’s, and Downton).

Originally from Peterborough, Anne now lives in London. After moving to London, she studied graphic design at the University of Arts and has held a number IT administration jobs in the city. Anne continues writing and aspires to write more women’s fiction books, a non-fiction book and several children’s books.

(Taken from Anne's Blog) 

You can follow Anne here: blog  |  Twitter  |  Facebook

Book links: Amazon UK

Thanks to Anne John-Ligali and  Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book.
 
 

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