Chick lit

Shooting stars over Bluebell cliff by Della Galton

I am pleased with the results of my power through plan of two days ago!

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I have often mentioned that I am picky when it comes to narrative styles and characters in romance/chick-lit books. There are things in this book that worked for me and some that didn’t (which might work for most other readers); I will elaborate further in my review.

This is a story of Poppy and her life, both familial and work-based. She has struck upon an idea for a dating show which she has poured her heart into and hopes for a Netflix success. The way the process is shown, the filming, the love for her town and her family, even her family complications are all well done. I liked them and the colour they provided to the storyline. 

What bothered me is the love story plotline, I do not want to provide any spoilers, but some chapters very explicitly set up relationships between some characters, which later is not taken into account when unravelling Poppy’s story. It happened too suddenly, and despite the background provided (or maybe because of it), I did not buy it. I would not even have mentioned it, but since this is shown as a growth arc for Poppy, I think I should have liked this part more than I did for me to say I really liked the book.

I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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