Sunday 26 January 2014

Guest Post: Jennifer Joyce with A Beginners Guide to Salad

I'm delighted to be part of a blog tour for this fab book which I gave a rave review to a couple of weeks ago. I really enjoyed the book and am so excited to have Jennifer Joyce here on the blog today giving us some more information about her novel, herself and the main character from the novel, Ruth who is a fellow 90s cheese fan (just like me!)

Ruth loves nothing more than curling up in front of the telly with a family-sized bar of chocolate. She doesn’t do diets and she certainly doesn’t do exercise. But all that changes when she’s invited to her school reunion.
Bullied at school for being overweight, Ruth’s first reaction is to rip the invitation into a million pieces. But then Ruth hatches a plan. She’ll lose the weight and arrive at the reunion looking gorgeous and glamorous, leaving her old classmates in awe. Especially her former crush, Zack O’Connell.
With the help of her friends and a new, unbelievably hot colleague, Ruth begins her transformation. With six months until the reunion, losing weight will be a piece of cake, right?

A Beginner’s Guide To Salad is a romantic comedy based around Ruth Lynch. Overweight Ruth was bullied as a child, so when she receives an invitation to her school reunion, she decides to shed the pounds and shock her former classmates.
Ruth is a big fan of cheesy pop. She likes music that is fun and cheerful and dance routines are an added bonus. Early, frizzy-haired Kylie, Steps, S Club 7 – they’re all on her ipod. I’ve compiled a top ten list of Ruth’s favourite songs.

1. Reach-S Club 7
2. Tragedy- Steps
3. Say You'll Be There-Spice Girls
4. Better The Devil You Know-Kylie Minogue
5. Like A Prayer-Madonna
6. C'est La Vie-B*Witched
7. Livin La Vida Loca-Ricky Martin
8. Ooh Aah (just a little bit)-Gina G
9. Love Shack-B52s
10. Girls Just Want To Have Fun-Cyndi Lauper

Jennifer Joyce is a writer of romantic comedies who lives in Manchester with her husband and their two daughters. When she isn’t disappearing into her own fictional worlds, she can be found waffling on her blog and reviewing books forNovelicious’ Alternative Thursday.
You can find out more about Jennifer and her book at

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