Little Big Love by Katy Regan

Little Big Love

About a Boy meets Parenthood in this smart, big-hearted love story about a family for whom everything changed one night, a decade ago, and the young boy who unites them all.Told through the eyes of Zac, Juliet, and grandfather Mick, Little Big Love is a layered, heartfelt, utterly satisfying story about family, love, and the secrets that can define who we are.

Details Little Big Love

TitleLittle Big Love
Release DateJun 5th, 2018
GenreFiction, Contemporary, Adult, Adult Fiction

Reviews Little Big Love

  • Miranda Reads
    4.5 stars I could ask my mom, I suppose, but detectives didn't work like that. Ten-year-old Zac knows he has a dad - everyone has to have a dad - but he's never met him. His nan lashes out with fury and his grandad gets real quiet every time Zac tries to talk about his dad. Most importantly, his mom (Juliet) never speaks of his dad (Liam) other than to say Liam "did a runner" before Zac was even born.And yet, how could that be true when (at th...
  • Angela M
    3.5 stars I’ve been reading so many heavy books lately, and I readily admit these are the types of stories I am drawn to. Once in a while I need a break and I read that this was a feel good story. However, I soon found that it was not a light read. There’s bullying, alcoholism, grief that causes some of the characters to make mistakes that will make them carry remorse and secrets for years. Child narrators appeal to me, mostly for their capac...
  • Meredith
    Super sweet and Heartwarming! Little Big Love is about a 10-year-old boy’s mission to meet his father. Centered around unconditional love, family, friendship and long-buried secrets, this is enjoyable and emotional read that made me laugh and cry! The narrative is told from the POV’s of 10-year-old Zac, his mother, Juliet, and his grandfather, Mick. 10-year-old Zac has never met his father. All that he knows is that his father “did a runne...
  • Berit☀️✨
    4.5 Big Little Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5This book surprised me... I was expecting a light fun adorable read and what I got was so much more! This was a book about family, secrets, forgiveness, and love.... this was absolutely a more emotional read than I was anticipating, but so worth it!The book was told from three different points of view.... 10-year-old Zac, his mother Juliet, and his grandfather Mick...Zac’s father pulled a runner before he ...
  • JanB
    3.5 starsSweet and heartwarming! I enjoyed this book very much.This was a Traveling Sister read, and, as always, it made the experience even more enjoyable.The story is told from the POV of 10-year-old Zac, his mother Juliet, and his grandfather Mick. I enjoyed all three perspectives. Zac has never met his father, who “did a runner” before he was born. Zac decides he will undertake a super-secret 'Find Dad Mission', and he recruits his best f...
  • Cheri
    3.5 Stars”And in the endThe love you takeIs equal to the love you make” --The End, The Beatles, Songwriters: Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon-McCartney)With his 11th birthday on the horizon, Zac Hutchinson wants nothing more than to find his father, who, he was told, left before he was even born. None of his family, not his mother, Juliet, or his grandfather, Mick, or his grandmother talk about his father, the only thing he was told when he...
  • Fabian
    As endearing as it is entertaining. This is like a Nick Hornby novel (About a Boy, espesh) with much less "machismo" and an even higher tear-to-laugh ratio. I thoroughly enjoyed the Searching For Father story; even more, the finale which stays with you, especially if a child in your life is being bullied.Thank you, Berkley Books, for the advanced copy.
  • Esil
    3.49 starsI can’t quite bring myself to rate Little Big Love in a way that rounds up to 4 stars. I enjoyed parts of it but I found it took an awfully long time to get to what was a fairly predictable end. Zac is 10 years old and lives with his single mother Juliet. As far as Zac knows, his father did a runner before he was born, but he’s determined to find him. The story focuses on Zac’s quest to find his father and the backstory about why ...
  • Jonetta
    Zac Hutchinson is a 10-year old boy growing up in a small town in England with single mom Juliet and his nearby grandparents, Lynda and Mick. He’s a lovely young boy who is fascinated with facts. After a particularly troublesome night where he hears his mother admit she still loves his father who disappeared when he was born, Zac embarks on a mission to find his “dad” with the help of his best friend Teagan. Unfortunately, he’s facing som...
  • Sarah Joint
    A charming and emotional story about love and family. The story is complex, much more so than it seems from the blurb. This isn't simply a story about a little boy trying to reunite with his father, it's so much more. It deals with secrets, forgiveness, and a lot of issues people face in their every day lives. Main character Zac is bullied fairly mercilessly at school, and it's hard to stomach sometimes... especially because he is just the sweete...
  • Marialyce
    3.5 wonderful summer read starsMy reviews can be found here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres...“What it’s like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.” — Nicholas SparksJuliet loves her son Zac. She wants, as all moms do, the very best for her child. However, unfortunately, Zac who has a super big heart, is going through some tough times. He ...
  • Bam
    Set in the "fishing capital of Europe," Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, Little Big Love is the story of Zac, a ten-year-old boy with so much love and longing in his heart that he won't give up his mission to find his dad, no matter what the odds. For Zac has always been told that his dad did a runner before he was born, that the man was just a waste of space. But at 10, Zac now has questions: Why did dad leave? Doesn't he love me? Doesn't he care...
  • Suzanne Leopold
    Zac Hutchinson is a ten-year-old boy living with his single mother, Juliet, in England. He doesn't remember his father since he left the family when he was a baby. He starts to question his roots and finds his family is evasive with their answers. The details surrounding his father's disappearance has been secreted by his mother and grandparents for a decade. As the facts unwind he learns that his mom still carries feelings for his father and mak...
  • Chris C - A Midlife Wife
    Sweet and sad.. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I do have mixed feelings about the story. The premise of the story is amazing. I’m sure so many children feel the same way as this young boy. Launching a campaign to find his dad is exactly something children of that age will do. I know I would.But what I didn’t agree with, nor did I care for, was how the adults handled the entire situation. Without giving any spoilers, let’s just say that I understand hurt...
  • Donna Hines
    Love is blind. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is forgiving.Sure is and oh by the way ten year old Zac is going to steal your heart in this one. Trust me!Zac Hutchinson is a young detective (in his own right) and has an accomplice Teagan to help in solving the mystery of his DAD Liam . Of course he has a colorful M.O. (modus operandi) or a way of doing things to get the job done. Using plenty of good ol fashioned grease work he uncovers the t...
  • Sherri Thacker
    I received this book Little Big Love from the publisher some time ago and I feel bad that I’m just now getting around to reading it. When it’s a hard copy I get of a book, I put it on my bookshelf and i tend to forget about it. I need to keep them out with the others I have to read. Anyhow, this book pulled at one’s heartstrings for sure. Some of the topics covered was bullying and alcoholism and the story is told through 3 P.O.V.’s. The ...
  • Richelle Robinson
    Zac is a ten year old who is on a mission to find his father but nothing is as it seems. There were so many lies that had been uncovered and it really blew me away while reading. This was my first time reading this author and I enjoyed this book very much! It was written in three points of view and you could tell who was who which I sometimes have an issue while reading. So the fact that all the characters didn’t sound the same was a plus in my...
  • Theresa
    I usually like heartwarming novels, but I think "Little Big Love" by Katy Regan came off more cutesy than anything else. I couldn't connect to the writing style or the vast of characters (three different points of view/alternating chapters). I ended up skimming huge chunks. There were some funny, touching scenes, but overall, nothing about the plot felt memorable or wholly original. I had the ending pretty much figured out early on. I'm not a fan...
  • Catherine ♡
    *Thanks to NetGalley for a free e-copy in exchange for an honest review*Actual Rating: 2.5This was not exactly what I had expected, but it was an interesting read anyways! Little Big Love is written in three changing perspectives - Zac, a young boy who is overweight and searching for his father; Juliet, Zac's mother; and Mick, Zac's grandfather who is hiding a few secrets of his own. That one night, years ago, everything changed, and the family o...
  • Jamie
    I love this story - it was both heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time and a unique view of a family who is stuck from moving on from a terrible loss 10 years earlier. I did feel it was a bit long and parts could have been edited down, hence the 4 over 5!
  • Toni
    Ten-year-old Zac is about to launch his “Find Dad Mission.” Although they’ve never met, Zac just knows his Dad will want to meet him; and come to his 11th birthday party in May. That’s the plan anyway. He’s had very few clues about his Dad from his Mom, Juliet and his Grandpa and Nan (Mick & Lynda). He knows his Uncle Jamie died very soon after he was born, and at young age. His Dad, Liam left them right after that. After ten years his ...
  • Paula Sealey
    A captivating family drama with the most appealing characters that draw you fully into the touching story.Young Zac has reached a point in his life where he wants to know more about the dad who abandoned him as a baby. He has always been told by his mother Juliet that Liam, his father, just took off, never to be heard from again. His grandparents have always reinforced the message, his Nan reserving a special kind of scorn anytime Liam's name is ...
  • Christine
    I really enjoyed Little Big Lies, I would give it 4.5 stars. There wasn’t one character that I didn’t like or love. Katy Regan told the story from three alternating perspectives, Zac, the 10 year old son, Juliet, the mother of Zac, and Zac’s grandfather, Mick. Zac is determined to find his father who ran off when he was three weeks old and invite him to his 11th birthday party. This was such a well written novel.Regan did a superb job at ma...
  • ❤Marie Gentilcore
    This was a sweet story of ten-year-old Zac who desperately wants to know his father. The story starts off with Zac writing a letter to his father inviting him to his eleventh birthday party in six months. Zac has no siblings and is raised by his single mom Juliet. He is close with his grandparents but talking about his father is taboo. He also admires his Uncle Jamie who passed away when Zac was just a baby. The story is told by Zac and Juliet an...
  • Linda Zagon
    MY REVIEW OF "LITTLE BIG LOVE" BY KATY REGAN, BERKLEY, JUNE 2018Katy Regan, Author of "Little Big Love" has written a charming, delightful, heartwarming novel. The Genres for this novel are Fiction, and Women's Fiction.  The author describes the characters  complicated and mostly likable. The story is told through the eyes of ten year old Zac, Juliet and Mick, the grandfather.  This is a novel about family, betrayal, love, forgiveness and hope...
  • Laura Hill
    Thank you to Berkley Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Little Big Love by Katy Regan, which will publish June 12, 2018.  All thoughts are my own.Writing: 4 Plot: 4 Characters: 4.5A big story — simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming — about a family that fell apart after a tragedy that occurred ten years in the past and the young boy who now desperately wants to know his missing father. Part coming-of-age for 1...
  • Stephanie
    Little Big Love is a beautiful book that had me laughing and crying throughout because it is just such a heartfelt, endearing, and captivating family drama. Ten-year-old Zac just stole my heart in his quest to find his dad, Liam, who he knows absolutely nothing about except that no one in his family really talks about him (and if they do, his grandma gets very upset), and his mom told him that his dad ran away before he was ever born. Yet, one n...
  • Taylor (
    FULL REVIEW: a decade ago, Liam Jones and Jamie Hutchinson were celebrating the birth of Juliet and Liam's son Zac, who is also Jamie's nephew. By the end of the night, Jamie was dead and Liam had fled town. The Hutchinson family all mourned Jamie's loss in their own way, but none of them chose a healthy route of grieving. They kept the secret from Zac that his father was involved in his uncles death, ...
  • Debbie
    This was an adorable story of ten year old Zac who is overweight and bullied and just wants to know why his dad left him.Juliet, his single mother, tries to do her best for her very intelligent and imaginative son. However, the family has secrets that involve Zac's dad and only one person can get to the bottom of that secret.Mick is the grandfather who sees a whole new world through his grandson's eyes and also holds a terrible secret.Absolutely ...
  • Mina Cole
    Heartwarming and, at times, extremely sad.I loved the way this book portrayed love between its characters. Not just romantic love, but the love between family members, the love between a mother and son. As a total "Grandparent's kid" myself, I especially loved the portrayal of the love between ten year old Zac and his grandparents. To read from his Grandpa's point of view about how much he loved and cherished his grandson was really sweet.This bo...