Sunday, 25 January 2015

Book Review: Fudge Berries and Frogs' Knickers - Lynda Renham

Synopsis - Poppy Wellesley is rich. In fact Poppy Wellesley is very rich, so when her fortunes change from riches to rags.  Poppy has to start a whole new life. Put yourself in her Guccis as she swaps her penthouse apartment for a run-down houseboat on Regent’s Canal. Meet her dippy friend Chelsea, the infamous Jack Diamond (see The Dog’s Bollocks) and her hunky boat neighbour, Taylor. Will Poppy hold on to her millionaire fianc√© or will Pug-face Pandora steal him from her? Can she avoid the advances from Balls (Lord Balthazar Wyndham-Price) or does she find true love on the canal? Fudge Berries and Frogs’ Knickers is a romantic comedy roller coaster ride that
will put a smile on your face and a cheer in your heart.

Review - I was sent a pre-publication e-copy for early review.  Unfortunately, and with apologies to Lynda Renham I didn't manage to get my review in 'early', the e-book was released on 23rd January.  However, I am only two days overdue and hopefully this still counts as an early-ish review.  Please note that the paperback will be released on Valentines Day 14th February.

Well, the book does exactly what it says on the tin.  A romantic roller coaster ride that not only puts a smile on your face but has you laughing and does put a cheer in your heart, something that is needed for these long wintry nights and dreary, miserable wet and cold days.  Poppy does indeed go from riches to rags and it is interesting to see how she manages or not.  Does it all come right in the end? The author takes a pop at the titled and awfully well to do, and yes, there are some stereotypical characters in there but you can imagine the snobbery within the ranks.  Meet Roddy the fiance, the best friends and the rivals, the funny but embarrassing mother, they are all there.  My favourite characters apart from our heroine Poppy are of course the barge owners who live on the canal and Ms Renham has had fun with these characters.  A great read, I thoroughly enjoyed it.  This one is up there with the best of Lynda's stories. 4*


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