If ever there was a book that made me appreciate a bygone era it would be Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella. Lara starts seeing her late and hearing her late Aunt Sadie, who pretty much ruins her life to try to get back a necklace and she refuses to rest until she finds it again. She also has strong view on fashion and principles and doesn’t understand why ‘everyone is walking around with blue legs’, she makes Lara wear various flapper girl outfits and follow many 1920s pursuits. At first she hates both Sadie and the activities but as the book goes on she soon falls in love with both.
As a lover of black and white films and older times this story really entertained me, also is was fairly clear that Sophie Kinsella had done her research, and the book also has a bittersweet ending that made me cry my eyes out.
If you want to get into Sophie Kinsella miss out the tiresome shopaholic series and read her other stand alone books such as this or Remember Me?
The Second Husband by Louise Candlish
I read this book when I first started university on the 6am train to get to an early lecture I spend a ridiculous amount of time in tears.
The second husband is about Kate a lady who is going through a bad divorce and also has two children a young boy and a teenage daughter called Roxy.
Then Davis moves in next door and he makes everything a bit better and so they marry.
Everything is perfect until she finds out he is actually is love with her daughter.
I remember reading that book and feeling the same emotions as if it actually happened to me.Kate not only feels betrayed by Roxy and Davis but also by herself, the signs were there all along after all. I even felt these emotions when I wasn’t reading the book.
I would feel kind of helpless especially when Davis runs away with Roxy to France and due to her age they can’t seemed to get her back all they can do is wait.
This book is basically Mammy Walsh’s side of the story if you have read anything by Marian Keyes before, you will be aware of the Walsh girls. Each books follows one of the sister’s escapades, and although a series they also work very well as stand alone books. Mammy Walsh goes through all of the family sayings and some of the things that have happened to them without going into enough detail that it would ruin the other books if you read this first. This is e-book only.
This is by far one of the funniest books I have ever read. From her love for one direction and Michael Buble to her discussing what they now do on the ‘facebooks’, this is hilarious. I have been waiting for Marian’s new book for a couple of years and honestly forgot what a funny writer she was. The description of G-Strings made me laugh so loud on the train people were looking at me .
For £1.99 this was also a great bargain from a great author.
Christine, the Vice President of her fathers company finds out he has been involved in a fatal car crash.
At the reading of the will the name of someone she has never heard of before is mentioned.
She decides to go and meet this person she discovers the person mentioned Lily is actually her 13 year old half sister.
Soon Christine finds herself meeting her second family regularly and staying for a number of days at a time. Her mother has no idea of this other family.
To start off with this book is quite complicated but within a couple of chapters I knew what going on.
The relationships in this book seem to be very strange and at some times a bit over dramatic.
One of the characters Uncle Harry was a bit dirty minded for me and some of the things he ‘thought’ were just not essential.
However the book did keep me hooked and I really did enjoy some of the characters, I even cried at one stage.
As the book was free it couldn’t really have been a better deal.
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