Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Move Over Darling by Christine Stovell

Received for review

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Choc Lit (7 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906931658
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906931650
  • When is it time to stop running?
    Coralie Casey is haunted by her past. Deciding it's time for a fresh start, she sets up 'Sweet Cleans', a range of natural beauty and cleaning products, and escapes to Penmorfa, a quiet coastal village in west Wales.

    Gethin Lewis thinks he's about to put his home village Penmorfa behind him for good. Now an internationally-acclaimed artist living in New York, he just has to return one last time to wind up his father's estate.

    But the village soon disrupts their carefully laid plans. As truths are uncovered which threaten to split the community apart, Gethin is forced to question his real reasons for abandoning Penmorfa, and Coralie is made to face the fact that some stains just won't go away.

  • Cover:  The prettiness of this cover isn't really shown on screen, but in person it's a beautiful and striking mint green that I adore.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed this book!  I was hooked from page one, and read through it in one day!
    Coralie and Gethin were wonderful protagonists.  Coralie is a genuinely sweet and kind character, and Gethin is a little cynical, but both made for some hilarious situations.
    This book definitely left me with a smile on my face, a feel good read for sure.
    You really start to care for Coralie and Gethin, and want them to work out that they're meant for each other.
    I really loved the small village setting.  That there's no secrets, everyone knows everyone else's business, and that it's full of gossiping older women.
    The subplots and secondary characters were also well written, and delightful to read.
    There was one plotline that did throw a twist in, and catch me completely by surprise, and that was Kitty's pregnancy...had no idea who the father was.
    The romance was really sweet and believable.
    4.5/5 stars!  This is a must read for fans of chicklit, with great characters that will make you laugh.  A real breath of fresh air.

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