Tag Archives: Jenny Colgan

Operation Sunshine – Jenny Colgan

13 Mar


Synopsis – Evie needs a good holiday. Not just because she’s been working all hours in her job as a receptionist for two high-powered plastic surgeons – but also because every holiday she has ever been on in her life has involved sunburn, arguments and projectile vomiting – and sometimes all three at once. Why can’t she have a normal holiday, like other people seem to have – some sun, sand, sea and (hopefully) sex? So when her employers invite her to attend a conference with them in the south of France, she can’t believe her luck. At last, the chance to hob nob with the rich and glamorous, to party under the stars, to live the life she’s dreamed about. It’s certainly the holiday of a lifetime – but not quite in the way Evie imagined!

my thoughts – This book was a lovely little sunday afternoon read. It is another chick lit book, i seem to be reading quite a few of them at the moment, but i really enjoyed this one. It made me think about how much i am looking forward to summer this year. The plot line was good and i really identified with Evie too. A lovely easy read, perfect for reading on the beach in the summer!

Rating – 4/5

Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend – Jenny Colgan

15 Feb

Synopsis – What does an It girl do if she loses all her money? Sophie Chesterton is a girl about town – she knows all the right people, goes to all the right parties, and wears all the right clothes. But deep down she suspects that her best friends are actually rather nasty, and that her lifestyle doesn’t really amount to much. Her father wants her to make her own way in the world, to make him proud. But after one shocking evening her life is changed for ever. Scraping a living as an assistant to a ‘glamour’ photographer; living in a hovel on the Old Kent Road with four smelly boys; eating baked beans from the can – this is one spectacular fall from grace. Sophie is desperate to get her life back – but does a girl really need diamonds to be happy?

My thoughts – A lovely little book. A kind of cinderella story in reverse. i liked how it started in the present and then went back to the past. it kept me guessing which man she was with untill right at the end. It is a lovely little story that doesnt require much thinking. Highly recommended.

Rating – 4/5

Working Wonders – Jenny Colgan

21 Nov

Synopsis – Laughs, love, office life. And a little touch of magic ! From the bestselling author of LOOKING FOR ANDREW MCCARTHY and AMANDA’S WEDDING. Laughs, love, office life. And a little touch of magic! Gwyneth Morgan loves her job. And she’s good at it — she’s never faced a challenge she can’t handle — until she meets Arthur Pendleton and his motley crew. Gwyneth sets Arthur a challenge that makes his heart sink. His team can’t even find their own desks, let alone win a prestigious competition. Pitted against his ex-girlfriend, as well as his love rival and deadly enemy, Arthur is forced to break the law and overcome massive obstacles as he embarks on his quest to achieve the impossible — and maybe, just maybe, win the heart of the enchanting Gwyneth. As Gwyneth learns some surprising revelations about the man she’d once considered just an inept colleague, she’s forced to reconsider. Is it possible that Arthur is her knight in shining armour?

My thoughts – this was a fantastic fantastic book! to start with, it was written from the male point of veiw, which in my reading is quite unusual for chick lit. it also has the story of king arthur worked in between the pages. it was very funny at times, the ending made me cry and i am so happy that the project came together at the end. It was very easy to pick up and get into, i loved the caracters, the plot was fabulous and i would highly recommend this book to anybody. it was fantastic!

Jenny Colgan

20 Nov

I am Currently reading Working Wonders and i love it so much i thought it would have a look and see what other books she had written.

Amanda’s Wedding – January 2000

Talking to Addison – January 2001

Looking for Andrew McCarthy – June 2002

Working Wonders – September 2003

Do You Remember the First Time – August 2004

Where have all the Boys Gone – June 2005

West End Girls – April 2007

Operation Sunshine – June 2008

Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend – May 2008

The good, The Bad and the Dumped – May 2010