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Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley. Rock Chick is an adventure romance after the style of the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich, and came highly recommended to me by someone who enjoyed both! Indy Savage is a cop’s daughter and … Continue reading
Blackberry Summer by RaeAnne Thayne is a fun, romantic easy read. Yes, by the end of the first chapter you already have guessed who is going to end up with who. But it’s a small town setting where everyone knows … Continue reading
Three authors I’ve never heard of. Three books I wasn’t particularly looking for. But … three covers that grabbed my attention and three titles promising pure escapism? Yes please! The Perfect Location by Kate Forster This Australian author loves all … Continue reading
Dawn French’s Oh dear Silvia takes place in a hospital room where Silvia (of the title) lays in a comma & visited by a number of family members, friends & hospital staff. The memories of each visitor helps set the story and as you read you will find out who Silvia really is. The first chapter is told by Ed, the ex-husband, with following chapters jumping from Ed to Winnie, the hospital nurse, to Tia, the housekeeper, to Cat, Silvia’s current partner, to Jo, the sister & to Cassandra, the daughter. Each character spills out their hearts to Silvia while she lays their unresponsive. The character development is spot on & the plot is well constructed to expose pieces of information at critical times to create good flow.
French’s irreverent style of humour is apparent as she takes a serious situation and adds comedic value. It’s a talent of hers that shines through in her writing! Her characters are all unique and their individual relationships with Silvia will help to keep you interested in the overall story. I did feel slightly disappointed with the ending as I was hoping for a clearer explanation of why Silvia was in the comma and also some resolution for the characters would have been nice. However, a great read which will stir up your emotions.