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One to nestle up in bed with
on 5 November 2016
Honest, Funny, and – at times – tragic
The author has produced a very readable and entertaining chronicle of the crucial formative years of her character, Esmeralda. Years which see her transiting all sorts of relationships, emotional and otherwise, and getting into some very strange situations, some of which are funny, and some of which are sad. In fact, the skill of this author is often the ability to switch from the comic mask to the tragic mask in the space of just a few lines. It’s a book which will, I’m sure resonate with lots of women, especially the bits where Esmeralda finds herself in what are, frankly, ludicrous situations, usually because of her unwise use of drugs or her equally disastrous choice of partner, but it’s certainly not chick-lit. Well, it may be chick-lit, Jim, but not as we know it… Equally, male readers will find plenty to challenge them and keep them out of mischief!
I was left with just two questions at the end, firstly who is this woman and where has she been, hiding her writing under a bushel – I do hope there’s going to be a sequel. And secondly, when I came on here to post this review, I found Amazon listing it as not available – why, when it clearly is? (I heard about it by word of mouth and got my copy straight from the publisher but I wanted to tell my friends to get it from here....) Wake up, Amazon, you’re missing out on sales!