Excited? Yes somewhat!
‘I’ve lost it. The only thing in the world I wasn’t supposed to lose. My engagement ring. It’s been in Magnus’s family for three generations. And now, the very same day his parents are coming, I’ve lost it. The very same day. Do not hyperventilate Poppy. Stay positive!!
Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry the ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her ‘happy ever after’ begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring but in the panic that followed, she has now lost her phone. As she paces shakily round the hotel foyer she spots an abandoned phone in a bin. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect!
Well, perfect except the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton doesn’t agree. He wants his phone back anddoesn’t appreciate Poppy reading all his messages and wading into his personal life.
What ensues is a hilarious and unpredictable turn of events as Poppy and Sam increasingly upend each other’s lives through emails and text messages. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations, mysterious phone calls andhiding her left hand from Magnus and his parents… she soon realises that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.’
This book as all of Kinsella’s other books was a joy to read. I suppose it really does depend on the genre of book you enjoy reading – well this is mine! Ever since a younger age (which I will not mention in an attempt to avoid depressive thoughts of the ageing process) I have found that when I read a Kinsella book not only do I want to read it all at once but it is so nice to just escape into that little fantasy bubble that is perfectly sculpted into the storyline.
Many may think that Kinsella creates false hope for all the single ladies in the world who read her pages. However life is what you make it and believing that a books storyline is written about yourself – unless you know the author and it is your biography then you are sadly mistaken.
The one downside to this book was the footnotes. It was irritating enough to have them at the bottom of almost every page but having read a page and then realising that there are a dozen footnotes and going back to find the numbers for each relevant note was just ridiculous. The character in the book was a flake with a good heart just looking for her Mr Right. Having thought she had found him the finish line was in sight but then life took the unexpected turn and it was once again upside down before a whole series of events propped it back up again.
Thinking back on the book I think I may revisit the pages, possible disregarding the footnotes as the gist is easy to pick up. A re-review may be on the cards.
I hope the recent bout of thunder and lightning isn’t distracting you lovely people from having a fantastic sunday at home. Have a great day.