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- Print Length: 107 pages
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- Publisher: Choc Lit Lite (29 Jun. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00LEF4DXU
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- Average Customer Review: 31 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #251,078 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Taking an immediate dislike to Ross, his ‘girlfriend’ Kim and the modern renovation of Prospect House, Eloise is disgruntled to find herself in a series of difficult situations in which Ross seems to always come to her rescue. How unreasonable of him!
However, the more she gets to know Ross the more Eloise discovers that he doesn’t seem so bad after all. Firstly his ‘girlfriend’ isn’t all that she seems and secondly it might be quite nice to have someone look out for her for a change…
But can Eloise allow Ross into her life? He’s the writer of gruesome murders (although her own mum might be a fan, that’s beside the point) and what if Eloise ends up getting hurt again? After all, love is only true in fairy tales…isn’t it?
I knew I was going to like this story as soon as I learnt there was a Dachshund in it…Sorry, sorry, it had to be mentioned!
In all seriousness Only True in Fairy Tales is a gloriously fun, enjoyable novella. I liked the fairy tale theme that ran throughout the story and Eloise made for a great heroine. Ross was also a charming character and you’ll be desperately hoping that the two end up getting together.
My favourite character was of course, Wurst, Eloise’s parent’s miniature dachshund, but he’s only in the story briefly. Eloise’s greyhound Gracie is adorable too and will certainly break your heart (and have you strongly disliking her neighbour Brett Dorling-Jones! Grrrr) If you’re a dog-lover then this novel is bound to appeal to you as Gracie adds a heart warming touch to proceedings.
Only True in Fairy Tales is a magical gem of a novella; however I almost wish that it had been a full length novel as I felt there was so much more to these characters that we could discover and I would love to get to know them a little better.
Brilliantly written, great cast (of both the human and animal variety!) Only True in Fairy Tales is the perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon…
It's funny, I was sure that I have read Christine Stovell before but the little check that I've just made showed me the opposite. Must make up for this oversight quickly!
Only True in Fairy Tales is a cute, short story so my review is also going to be short. But not as cute as the story itself. It was a nice read but not one that stays with you for longer.
Eloise has some bad past behind her, when her late husband cheated on her and treated her very badly. She starts afresh in a village, working in tapestry and adopting a retired greyhound Gracie, who has a bad past behind as well. They have a lot in common, especially untrust towards men. Hookfield is a quiet, friendly village, but then a best - selling crime author Ross moves in opposite to Eloise's house. Will he be able to bring Eloise and Gracie's trust in people and love back?
Ross was totally charming, even if he was the author of some very bloody and gruesome scenes in the books that he's written, I liked him really from the very beginning, and I really enjoyed how he always appeared when either Eloise or Gracie needed help. A real knight on a white horse :) I also liked Eloise's family and their down - to - earth, easy - going attitude, their lines were the best in the book I think. But the best characters were I think the dogs, the Drama Queen Gracie and Wurst, Eloise's parents dachshund. It's really great that the author decided to make Gracie one of the characters and to bring up the problem of mishandling and abusing of the dogs. You're going to dislike Eloise's neighbour Brett immediately! But no worries, we only know that Gracie has bad past, there are not any scenes describing any dogs' mishandling, nonono!
There wasn't actually nothing very particular wrong with this book, it was a charming, uplifting, funny short story to brighten an evening or two but it is also not one that stays with you for too long. It was a light, enjoyable novella, with down - to - earth characters and light approach. I personally think that it would better work out as a full length novel. It has a lot of potential and Christine proves that she's a great story - teller, and I can't wait to try her other novel.
Copy received from publisher in exchange for a review.
Tapestry designer, Eloise, has lived a somewhat secluded life in the village into which she'd moved two years previously. Trying to put an unhappy past behind her, she lives alone with a retired greyhound Gracie, who'd been badly treated by her former owners.
When the grand house opposite Eloise's small cottage is brought by someone from outside the village and the new owner throws a moving-in party, her curiosity about the interior of the house overcomes her reluctance to go to a social event, and she attends the party.
While there, she slips away from the crowd of guests and illicitly explores the house, increasingly critical of the impersonal, sterile interior design and the lack of colours which would have enhanced the Gothic features. Turning away from the balcony to go back into the building, she finds herself stepping 'into the barrier of a solid male chest'. The chest belongs to the good-looking owner, Ross, a successful crime author.
Instantly finding Ross attractive, Eloise has to pull herself up sharply and remind herself that she doesn't want any messy entanglements, not now that she was at last putting the past behind her and settling down. She was happy living alone with Gracie, and that was how it was going to stay.
Or so she thought.
I won't spoil the novella for you by telling you any more, but will just repeat that this was a thoroughly enjoyable story, fluently written, with likeable characters - apart from Brett, that is - and I highly recommend it.
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