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Operation Sunshine

Operation Sunshine [Kindle Edition]

Jenny Colgan
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Sheer indulgence from start to finish (Sophie Kinsella)

Operation Sunshine sizzles . . . A perfect read (Louise Bagshawe)

A Jenny Colgan novel is as essential for a week in the sun as Alka Seltzer, aftersun and far too many pairs of sandals (Heat)

The perfect summer sunbather, easy to read, packed with gags and truths (Irish News)

Fast-paced, funny, poignant and well observed (Daily Mail)

Sweeter than a bag of jelly beans . . . had us eating up every page (Cosmopolitan)

One for those lazy afternoons at the beach (Take a Break)

Book Description

Sun, sea and laughter abound in this warm, bubbly tale by the Sunday Times bestselling author of Meet Me at the Cupcake Café (winner of the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance) and Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams (RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013 winner). The perfect summer read.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 427 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (20 Dec 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AJ20CBG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,420 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including Christmas at the Cupcake Café and The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris, which are also published by Sphere. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café won the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, as was Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013. Jenny is married with three children and lives in London and France. For more about Jenny, visit her website and her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter: @jennycolgan.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing read 26 Oct 2010
By Tammy84
I was expecting more from this book but the plot just got even more ridiculous and so unrealistic. I thought it would be a nice girly chick lit but it ended up turning into a Nancy Drew/ Hardy boys. I just felt like abandoning it halfway and even when I was around 12 pages towards the finish. It's a shame because it had looked promising at the start but most of it was cringe worthy. All characters were over exaggerated including the main one Evie, who came across as the biggest loser in the world.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Operation Sunshine & Showers 25 April 2011
Hmmm well I am a Jenny Colgan fan but this novel wasn't quite as good as Amanda's wedding (Amazing debut novel) but far better than the average Chick Lit writer.

Evie the main character was fun, witty with an awkwardness that is endearing. Evie is in need of a good holiday but short on offers. When her employers her a "business trip" she cant refuse.

Operation Sunshine is a fun lighthearted read. Not quite as sharp a read as Amanda's wedding or as attention grabbing as The Good, The Bad and The Dumped but it is worth a read if you looking to while away a few hours on a sun lounger.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars just awful 28 Jan 2014
By elly
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My first Jenny Colgan book was Rosie Hopkin's Sweetshop of Dreams. Having loved it I went on to read the Cupcake Cafe and others all good until I tried Operation Sunshine, I never read the middle I couldn't believe the change of style then I looked at the dates to find she started like that and thankfully moved on to a very readable style. If you want to read about girls getting drunk night after night going on a business trip to the south of France and getting drunk because it is free then you will enjoy this otherwise don't buy it or any others written before Rosie Hopkins. It takes a lot for me to give up on a book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Annoying 27 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Just wanted to get to the end of the book, I found the story and subject annoying and struggled to finish it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as usual 10 Dec 2007
By Bernie
This book could have been great - it had potential. Good plot, nice main character. But it just felt light and flabby really. I like Colgan's books and I think she can be really, really funny. But I'd like to see her stretch herself more. But I will read her next one (if it sounds interesting!). Every author has one or two 'off' books and deserves a good chance. It can't be easy writing a book every year or two.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent rib-tickler 21 Oct 2008
By Lucy Felthouse TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Despite my best intentions to read a wide variety of literature to 'broaden my mind,' sometimes I just have to reach for a chick-lit novel. The good ones are a breath of fresh air - easily digestible and relaxing, and you can get through them in a couple of days. Operation Sunshine is one of the good ones. Heat Magazine dubbed it "a perfect sunlounger read," and I have to say I'm inclined to agree. I wasn't fortunate enough to be reading it on a sunlounger, but it was very enjoyable nonetheless.

The action centres around Evie, a receptionist in a high profile cosmetic surgery. Feeling miserable, Evie starts fantasising about going on holiday. All the holidays she's ever been on in her life have gone wrong in some shape or form so she's not a huge holiday fan, but feels she ought to try again. After all, people rave about them so they can't be that bad, can they?

Soon enough, Evie gets the chance to find out as she's invited to accompany the two doctors she works for to the South of France. It's a plastic surgery conference, so Evie is hoping for the chance of sun, sea, sand and hopefully sex with a hot rich doctor. However, things don't quite pan out that way when she realises it's more than just a conference. There's something rather untoward going on involving highly questionnable surgery on a cruise ship, which by a scary coincidence has been designed by her childhood friend. The more Evie pokes around for information, the more disturbing the story becomes and she feels she has to intervene for the sake of many people. And that's when things start getting interesting...

Operation Sunshine is a right giggle! From the very beginning you'll appreciate the witty characters and the situations they find themselves in, and as the plot thickens, things just get better.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars So disappointing 4 Aug 2009
I have always enjoyed Jenny Colgan's books up until now but this was awful. It was so unrealistic and I was almost embarrassed for her as read it. It was an effort to keep going (for some reason I always find I have to finish a book even if it's dreadful) and, even as it got to the end, I could very easily have put it down and not bothered.

The characters in this were just not believeable. The brothers just too overdone etc etc. The storyline so far fetched it made me want to laugh (I suppose I should be glad at least something made me laugh).

I think it's fair to say I hated this.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed 4 Jan 2008
Jenny colgan is without a doubt one of my favorite authors, but this book was such a disappointment. It had all the makings of a good story, yet colgan failed to make this anything but predictable and rather boring. All her other books have been exciting, interesting and immpossible to put down, however that is not the case with operation sunshine.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money
This was the only Jenny Colgan novel that I hadn't read, despite having purchased it ages ago. When i finally got around to reading it, i just couldn't get into it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sarah H
5.0 out of 5 stars Really fabulous book - A really great holiday relaxing read.
Really fabulous book - A really great holiday relaxing read. I really connected with the characters and love Jenny Colgan's way of writing.
Published 1 month ago by Rachel - uk
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected pleasure
I loved this book. I was expecting it to be a bit mills and boon holiday romance and really enjoyed the unexpected. I found it to be very humorous.
Published 1 month ago by butterfly
2.0 out of 5 stars poor read
poor read and plot. all i wanted was an easy read and i found the plot very poor and dissapointing
Published 10 months ago by robert nuthall
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, good read, perfect for the beach
Very funny, good beach book, which is where I read it. I love Jenny Colgan books. She didn't disappoint. Can't wait for her next
Published 13 months ago by Trendy yogini
5.0 out of 5 stars Jenny at her usual best!
What started off as a regular 'chicklit' was quickly given an exciting twist - couldn't put it down, definitely recommend!
Published 15 months ago by Colleen Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Operation Sunshine - totally funny
An enjoyable book - full of easy to identify writing by the author. Read it on holiday - you'll be laughing your socks off.
Published 16 months ago by Susan Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Operation Sunshine
Operation Sunshine was a slow start for me, but after the 1st 3-4 pages I got into it and thoroughly enjoyed it
Published 17 months ago by Bern
1.0 out of 5 stars Drivel
First book I have read by Jenny Colgan and the last. This book was absolutely awful Unrealistic throughout - characters and storyline. Poor writting. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Lynn M
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read.
I'd never read Colgan before and wanted some light reading. Really funny and well written. I'll read more of her books.
Published 18 months ago by Kay
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