I am a huge fan of Carole's books and think I have read most if not all of them now. Aside from having a gorgeous cover what I liked about this book was the story and the characters featured throughout. Nell is the main character in the story, she's a mum that works hard to provide for her family in the local chip shop. However, when her friends and work colleagues see that she has so much more potential they encourage her to follow her dreams of making and selling her very own range of handbags.
From the very beginning I could see that all of the characters were going to be a joy to read about, and it was clear from fairly early on how much they cared for and wanted the best for… Read more
I really enjoyed JoJo's previous novel The Last Letter From Your Lover which I read back in 2010, so I was looking forward to Me Before You. Then, when I heard that the book had been selected as part of Richard and Judy's Spring 2012 Book Club and I started reading more and more sparkling reviews for it, I was even more eager to get my hands on a copy.
The book centres around Lou and Will. Will who was involved in an accident is struggling with life and how it the accident has changed things for him. So when Lou enters his life she does her best to change his perception on the world around him.
I am pleased to say that the book exceeded all my expectations. It was… Read more
Confessions of a Karaoke Queen is Ella Kingsley's debut novel, although Ella Kingsley is a pseudonym used by a well known woman's fiction writer. I have tried to work out who she Ella really could be, and while I have my suspicions, I'm more than likely wrong.
Confessions of a Karaoke Queen explores the realms of the reality television and just how far people are preapred to go to get their faces on TV. Maddie is the main character in the book. She is the daughter of 80's pop duo Pineapple Mist, who now run a down trodden karaoke bar, which Maddie ends up finding herself in charge of. Hoping to get the business back up on its feet, she allows a TV crew to film the business's and… Read more