Sunday, 22 January 2012

Suzanne Bugler: This Perfect World

Laura Hamley is the woman who has everything: a loving and successful husband, two beautiful children, an expensive home and a set of equally fortunate friends. But Laura’s perfect world is suddenly threatened when she receives an unwelcome phone call from Mrs Partridge, mother of Heddy – the girl Laura and her friends bullied mercilessly at school.

The storyline was interesting, but somehow the book is unsettling, depressing and not as gripping as I would have expected from the blurb.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Cecelia Ahern: If you could see me now

Elizabeth Egan is too busy for friends. As a reluctant mother to her sister Saoirse's young son Luke and with her own business to run, every precious moment is made to count. But with Saoirse crashing in and out of their lives, leaving both her sister and her son reeling, Luke and Elizabeth are desperately in need of some magic. Enter Ivan. Wild, spontaneous and always looking for adventure, in no time at all Ivan has changed Elizabeth in ways she could never have imagined.

An easy and magical read. A great story about friendship and happiness and how belief and personal thoughts are important to achieve both.