Tuesday 31 March 2015

Book of the Month: March

The Vintage Guide To Love and Romance
by Kirsty Greenwood

Jessica Beam is a girl who knows how to party. Only lately she's been forgetting to turn up for work on time. Or in clean clothes. Down on her luck, out of a job and homeless, Jess seeks the help of her long-lost grandmother.

Things aren't going well for Matilda Beam, either. Her 1950s Good Woman guide books are out of print, her mortgage repayments are staggering and her granddaughter wears neon Wonderbras.

When a lifeline from a London publisher arrives, the pair have an opportunity to secure the roof over their heads - by invigorating the Good Woman guides and transforming modern, rebellious Jess into a demure vintage lady.

The true test of their makeover will be to capture the heart of notorious London playboy Leo Frost and prove that Matilda's guides still work. It's going to take commitment, nerves of steel and one seriously pointy bra to pull this off . . .
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I've been eagerly (read: impatiently) awaiting the publication of Kirsty Greenwood's new book, The Vintage Guide To Love and Romance, so I was so excited when I received an early review copy. I couldn't wait to get stuck in and I soon realised that the wait had been so worth it. Jessica Beam is such a wonderful, vivid character and I adored her story. Jess has her flaws (she isn't very organised and she drinks like a dehydrated fish) but they only made me love her more. Plus, she knows all the best swears (we all know swearing is cool, right?)

The Vintage Guide To Love and Romance is an hilarious read packed with laugh-out-loud moments. Kirsty Greenwood is an uber-talented writer and I will be eagerly (again read: impatiently) awaiting her next book!
My full review of The Vintage Guide To Love and Romance will be here on the blog on Thursday 9th April.
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