Friday, 5 March 2021

Blog Tour: Review of Flappy Entertains by Santa Montefiore

 


Today is my stop on the tour for Flappy Entertains by Santa Montefiore. I have a review to share with you today and if you like the sound of that you can click here to order your copy now. Don't forget to check out the other stops on the tour for more exclusive content and reviews. 

Here's what it's all about...

Underneath her graceful exterior lies a passion nobody knew about, least of all Flappy herself…
 
Flappy Scott-Booth is the self-appointed queen bee of Badley Compton, a picturesque Devon village. While her husband Kenneth spends his days on the golf course, she is busy overseeing her beautiful house and gardens, and organising unforgettable events, surrounded by friends who hang on to her every word.
 
Her life is a reflection of herself – impossibly perfect.
 
Until the day that Hedda Harvey-Smith and her husband Charles move into the village. Into an even grander home than hers. Taking the front seat on the social scene, quite literally.
 
That simply will not do.
 
Flappy is determined to show Hedda how things are done here in Badley Compton. But then she looks into Charles’s beautiful green eyes. And suddenly, her focus is elsewhere. She is only human, after all…


Review: This book feels so different from Santa's previous books in so many ways but the writing style is still just so her. I love the way she describes things in her novels, you can instantly picture the mood and the setting because of her vivid but subtle descriptions and this book was no exception. I felt like I was really there is Flappy's house with her living her busy life and like I really knew who she was and her circle of friends from the very beginning. 

With that being said I didn't necessarily warm to Flappy from the very beginning. I would compare my journey with Flappy as a character to my journey with Cher from Clueless the movie. To begin with I thought she was somewhat shallow and just doing things for show and I did not like that but once I got to know that she had hidden depths and a reason for behaving the way she did I really grew to appreciate her. Her keeping up appearances kind of behaviors also forms most of the plot for the book and whilst is can be disastrous at times it can also be very funny and has obviously served her well. 

This book was great to spend a day reading because it takes place over a short time in a small setting with a small cast of characters. I felt like we got a lot of depth with this village and its characters rather than trying to cover a whole lot of geography or time and that just made me feel all the cozier and all the more invested. I really loved the way we got to spend most of the time inside of Flappy's head and see her perspective of her circle but then we also got glimpses of her assistant Persephone and her perception of Flappy and her lifestyle. Those little glimpses were short but very very valuable. 

I am glad that we have another Flappy book coming out from this author because I do feel like just as I was getting to know Flappy the book ended and I really want to know how things move forward after the ending of Flappy entertains. Don't you just love when a book leaves you wanting more like that?

To order your copy now, just click the link: UK or US

Flappy Entertains is published by Simon and Schuster on 4th March 2021, and available to buy through Bookshop.org HERE


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