Blog Tour | And A Sixpence For Luck #review #giveaway

Today I’m bringing you the first of my Christmas reads, I have a review of the book and there is also a giveaway, first though here is what it’s about.

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Daisy Jones has hit rock bottom. Or so she believes.

A cheating boyfriend, trouble at work, having to move back in with her mother, and being forced to compare her brother’s loved-up, newly-wed status and brand-new shiny house with her own dire lack of prospects, isn’t what she imagined her life was going to be like at thirty. To top it all off, Christmas is just around the corner!

Daisy, bless her, thinks things can’t possibly get any worse, but when her ancient great-grandmother persuades her to plant a silver sixpence in the Christmas pud for luck, Daisy is about to discover that they most definitely can.

 

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This will sound like a terrible thing to say but as soon as I started reading this book I knew it was the type of romance book that I don’t tend to get along with and I was a little annoyed with myself because the blurb had really intrigued me. However the more I read the more I was pleasantly surprised by this book.

It was actually a really enjoyable read, which just goes to show that I should maybe be a little more open-minded about my book choices.

The storyline was equal parts dramatic and funny, I did find myself chuckling at the disasters that Daisy got into and I liked that she had a loud and dysfunctional family to add to the mix.

I liked the banter that Daisy and Noah, their misunderstandings and unfortunate meetings and then the lovely things that they end up doing for each other but my one gripe would be that I didn’t like how dramatic Daisy got near the end of the book. It was clingy and annoying rather than being worried and was a bit too over the top for me.

As I have found with romance books it was really predictable in places, a lot of that was probably intentional, but what I really admired was that there was a very predictable stereotype in one of the characters, Daisy’s sister-in-law Zoe, but the further into the book you get you realise that Daisy has misread her. It was really refreshing that she turned out to be the polar opposite of what I expected and that Daisy could admit that she was an idiot for not getting to know Zoe better.

I know that usually people are most concerned with the relationship between the two people falling in love but this was the relationship that really caught my attention.

I’m glad that I gave this book a chance because I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would and I think that people who love a romance will probably love this book.

three.5

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If this sounds like a book that you would enjoy then you’ll be pleased to hear that there is a giveaway where you could win…

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 a signed copy of the book and a silver sixpence necklace


Lilac spends all her time writing, or reading, or thinking about writing or reading, often to the detriment of her day job, her family, and the housework. She apologises to her employer and her loved ones, but the house will simply have to deal with it!

She calls Worcester home, though she would prefer to call somewhere hot and sunny home, somewhere with a beach and cocktails and endless opportunities for snoozing in the sun…

When she isn’t hunched over a computer or dreaming about foreign shores, she enjoys creating strange, inedible dishes in the kitchen, accusing her daughter of stealing (she meant to say “borrowing”) her clothes, and fighting with her husband over whose turn it is to empty the dishwasher.

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