Friday, 10 October 2014
Review: The Little Shop of Hopes and Dreams by Fiona Harper
Nicole was a lovely character, a little bit of a mystery in some respects, and i thin k that's what she wanted to be, bu she really grew and flourished as the book went on, really coming into her own by the end. I totally wanted to cheer for her in the last few moments of the book because I respected her and i loved the ending that this author wrote for her. The other characters in the book were all pretty likeable too. There is a bit of a love triangle scenario (of sorts) and normally this makes me dislike people in the book if they're trying to be with someone they're not supposed to but i like them all, especially Nicole's friend Peggy. She has a Doris Day obsession and i LOVE this, just like Charlotte's obsession with Elizabeth Taylor in Sex and the City!
The setting is fairly simple but beautifully described. We are not flown to any particularly exotic locations but that's OK, sometimes it's nice just to stay closer to home. I loved the ending and the kind of epilogue and overall i just found this book a satisfying read. It wasn't the fastest of books, the pace was some times a little slow but that is the only thing that stopped this from being a five star read for me. You'll be guaranteed a lovely time if you pick up this book!