The First Time I Saw Your Face

The First Time I Saw Your Face

Hazel Osmond / Oct 21, 2019

The First Time I Saw Your Face Jennifer had it all But a terrible accident has taken almost everything Moving back home her future isn t looking too bright Until she meets Mack Sexy dishevelled and just a little clumsy he starts

  • Title: The First Time I Saw Your Face
  • Author: Hazel Osmond
  • ISBN: 9781849164191
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jennifer had it all But a terrible accident has taken almost everything.Moving back home, her future isn t looking too bright Until she meets Mack.Sexy, dishevelled and just a little clumsy, he starts to make her believe that she can move on from the past and embrace life all over again But he has a secret he d do anything to protect and he ll have to betray her to keepJennifer had it all But a terrible accident has taken almost everything.Moving back home, her future isn t looking too bright Until she meets Mack.Sexy, dishevelled and just a little clumsy, he starts to make her believe that she can move on from the past and embrace life all over again But he has a secret he d do anything to protect and he ll have to betray her to keep it

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      Published :2019-07-10T20:00:31+00:00

    About "Hazel Osmond"

      • Hazel Osmond

        I live in Northumberland I m married with two teenage daughters and for twenty years I ve been an advertising copywriter I have a clean driving licence, apart from where I dripped nail varnish on it and am not yet at that age where I ve started to grow a moustache without realising it.How did I get into writing stories and books Partly because of a woman s magazine and partly because of a man in a cravat who proposed in my sitting room The magazine was Woman Home and I won their short story competition sponsored by Costa in 2008, and the man in the cravat was the actor Richard Armitage in Sandy Welch s adaptation of Mrs Gaskell s North and South for the BBC.Winning the competition gave me confidence admiring Richard Armitage led me to one website in particular C19 where I discovered plenty of fanfiction inspired by roles Mr A hadplayed and had a go at writing one myself.Forty chapters later, having caught the writing bug, I was encouraged to try my hand at comtemporary fiction I was following in fine footsteps to date six others people who had that cravat moment have become published authors Rosy Thornton, Phillipa Ashley, Elizabeth Hanbury, Elizabeth Ashworth,Juliet Archer and Georgia Hill.


    195 Comments

    1. Originally posted here.Hazel Osmond was kind enough to send a copy of her second novel, The First Time I Saw Your Face (quite a mouthful) after she found out that I enjoyed reading her debut, Who's Afraid of Mr. Wolfe. I really appreciate receiving a copy of this book from her not only because it's a signed copy, but also because it's not locally available. I'm always up for contemporary romance with more depth than usual and I feel like Hazel Osmond's books fit that description.Let me take a mo [...]


    2. There were some parts of Hazel Osmond's previous book Who's Afraid of Mr Wolfe? that I liked, and there were some parts that I didn't like.However, with The First Time I Saw Your Face I have to say that I absolutely loved every single word of this book. The writing is gorgeous, I can't think of a better word - such beautiful prose, it was almost like poetry. There isn't a character that has no purpose, they are so colorful and vibrant and you fall in love with each and every one of them, (I espe [...]


    3. I really enjoyed this, after wondering at first if I could get past my aversion to the theme of tabloid journalism and the deception and betrayal that went with it. Another hero bent upon making himself unforgivable, so the pivot for me was - would he pull it off? However, the set-up is quite clever, and the author might have read my mind in the way moral and ethical qualms were dealt with - reasons, if not excuses, for his extraordinarily dodgy actions - and suitable expiation made on the way t [...]


    4. I have been waiting for what seems like forever for Hazel Osmond’s new book to come out as I loved her previous book Who’s Afraid of Mr Wolfe and I couldn’t wait to get stuck in on her new book The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.Meet Jennifer she had her life planned out with her main ambition in life to be an actress but her plans take a nose dive after a serious accident which leaves beautiful and confident Jennifer with a horrendous scar across her face and her confidence has gone.Mack [...]


    5. I started this book before i left the country and I could never really get into it. I was able to get half through this book before completely losing interest. I already know how the story will end so that wasn't really an incentive to continue. I found Jennifer to be flat and not really compelling as a character. I also found the tabloid storyline to be tedious and off putting. Also the different side stories of the townspeople made the story drag on and on. Maybe if I'm really bored I'll read [...]


    6. DNF. As a writer, I've always believed in the concept of "show, dont tell", and that's what put me off of this book. Maybe it gets better, maybe it doesnt, dont let me stop if you want to read it, because I cant give a proper review without finishing it. It just wasnt for me.


    7. This book has a good story line, but it's very overwritten. We are told the same things over and over again and it does get frustrating - I just wanted the story to move along but it didn't! There are a good 200 pages in the middle which could easily be cut in order to get a sharper more interesting romance. Just removing the very dull am dram sections would help - nobody can write good am dram in a novel, to my mind.Things I liked about this book: the fact we get the view of both the man and th [...]


    8. Малко завишавам оценката й ,защото края всъщност стана най-интересен и забравих дългото начало.Приятна е книгата , има и чувство за хумор, но в оригинал е 500 страници. Това не е Война и мир, за да има нужда от толкова обстоятелства и герои.Всъщност , точно това й е проблема на к [...]


    9. Mack Stone, once had it all, he was a high profile writer for a sleazy magazine, had a beautiful girlfriend and was going places, but that all came to a quick end when he arrives home one day to fine his girl in bed with his boss. Mack goes crazy and ends up loosing everything including his reputation, as his now ex-boss has blacklisted him in the writing world. So down on his luck he moves home to live in the apartment above his mother's house, which happens to be a good thing as she has taken [...]


    10. I was lucky enough to win this book from a giveaway on Dizzy C’s Little Book Blog. I had already read, loved and reviewed the author’s previous book Who’s Afraid of Mr Wolfe? so I was very excited to be reading this.This is one of those books which has a title similar to a song title, this means that I end up singing that song throughout – apologies to my family for the awful noise but I just couldn’t help it, it was all the books fault .I was laughing after just a few pages as Mack an [...]


    11. If you are looking for a simple, light romance, this book probably isn't for you. Hazel Osmond's books take one to a different place, and sometimes that place is uncomfortable. There were many uncomfortable moments in this book, but they served to make the ending even more satisfying. She takes things that could be cliched and provides a different twist. When I saw that there was going to be a theatrical production in the midst of the book, I had a bit of trepidation. I'm so tired of the cliche [...]


    12. The First Time I Saw Your Face by Hazel Osmond centers around the lives of Jennifer and Mack in rural Northumberland. Jennifer is the cousin and close confidant of Cressida who is a famous Hollywood actress. Mack is an ex-journalist who has fallen on hard times and after he is threatened by an old colleague to expose a story on his alcoholic mother, he agrees against his better judgement to pose as ‘Matt’ to get close to Jennifer in order to get an exposure on Cressida. Mack moves from Bath [...]


    13. I had never read anything by Hazel Osmond before and decided to pick an author I don't normally pick.When i started the book I was instantly drawn in and didn't take me any time at all to get into the book and to understand what was happening, who the characters were ectAlthough the book was good, I thought it was a typical love story and pretty classic, it was enjoyable but I predicted the end throughout the first few chapters! Not only was the book romantic, but also had hints of comedy within [...]


    14. Delightful setting in rural Northern England for this delightful tale of 2 people fighting their demons.Jennifer an aspiring actress was involved in a terrible accident that left her permanently scarred. She hides away at the family farm fearing her future is mapped out for her by the well meaning Alex, but is it really what she wants?Mack has gotten himself into a little situation and feels he only has one option to save the family name.These two characters are brought together by deception and [...]


    15. I really enjoyed this book, however felt the middle bit let it down some what. The quality of writing is good. Very funny in places and well researched. But I found myself getting a bit bored after Mack got found out, thinking get together already! It was obvious how the book was going to end – which I don’t mind as it’s how they get there which I find more interesting. But I was starting to think, I don’t care how these guys get together just do it already!The description used is good, [...]


    16. Jennifer had a promising acting career before her accident, but now she works in a library while her cousin Cressida is a rising star in Hollywood. Mack is an underemployed journalist, who is tasked with digging up details of Cressida's lovelife -- or his own family's scandals will be exposed to the world. A wonderfully complex tale ensues as Mack finds himself posing as the author of a series of walking books in order to blend into Jennifer's village and gets far more involved with the locals a [...]


    17. I feel like i ought to make a visit to Northumberland. The book is ok. Some part is notcially the part of the characters not wanting to listen, its frustrating and alsowhen someone claim that they have something of you that can be use for blackmail, pls oh pls, look at the evidence/material that can be use for the blackmailing first.nt be gullible. Another thing, I do not know when Mack started to fall for herI thinkhe thinks and is so concern of what he is going to do to her that another part o [...]


    18. I give this book 3.5! At the end I loved it! Even forgot about the bits I didn't like! I loved the characters and loved the plot! But I wasn't gripped until half way through! I stuck with it despite being bored occasionally. I think there could have been more going on to keep you in wanting to read more! Admittedly I'm new to reading, and don't have much of a way with words my self! I like it simple! I did love this book and would recommend it to friends! Just stick with it!


    19. Thank you Hazel Osmond for sending me this book all the way from UK, I've read all your books and this one is a winner!! I will miss Mack/Matt and Jennifer, what a beautiful love story!! Now I'm waiting for your next book, please don't take too long:-)





    20. Oh, book Why do you tempt me with good reviews just to see my dreams of reading you die when I go to and can't find you? Why, book, why?!


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