Monday, March 12, 2012

Any Dream Will Do

Any Dream Will Do
By Maria Duffy

This is the story of Jenny Breslin, who is a little dissatisfied with her life so turns to Twitter where she makes some exciting friends and decides to invite some of them to spend a weekend with her in Dublin.
She hopes they will not have a boring time but this turns out to be the least of her worries as she gets to know her Twitter friends a little better in real life...

I really warmed to Jenny's character, she is not perfect but very likable. I really looked forward to reading the book to find out what happened to her (and all the other characters!)
The book felt fresh, modern and up to date. However I felt the last chapter was not necessary, I would have preferred if it ended with the snowshower!

The real message in this book is to appreciate what you have in life and make the most of your circumstances and I must say it left me feeling quite upbeat.

Rachel's Rating: 4.5/5

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Christmas at Tiffany's

Christmas at Tiffany's
By Karen Swan

I picked this book up in early December thinking it would be a nice festive read. The cover is really pretty and the blurb on the back appealed to me. The main character is Cassie who at the start of the book discovers that her husband of 10 years has been cheating on her with her best friend. Absolutely shattered by this devastating news she flees from their quiet life in rural Scotland and decides to spend 4 months with each of her best friends in the 3 fabulous cities they live in – New York, Paris and London.
 She lives and works in each city for 4 months and with each move reinvents herself to blend in with the city in question. Of course she finds a fabulous job, meets fabulous people and has a fabulous time in each city but something is still missing & she needs to discover who is the real Cassie it and where she belongs.
This was an enjoyable book. I think it was incorrectly marketed as a Christmas story as it actually covers a whole year in Cassies life so do not let this put you off if you are looking for a nice read this February.

Rachel's Rating: 3.5/5