Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Book Review - And a Sixpence For Luck by Lilac Mills

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Title: And a Sixpence For Luck
Author: Lilac Mills
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Author supplied copy
Publisher: Lilac Tree Books
Publication Date: 29th September 2017
Rating: 4 Stars

Curl up with a fun, festive read...

Daisy Jones has hit rock bottom. Or so she believes.

A cheating boyfriend, trouble at work, having to move back in with her mother, and being forced to compare her brother's loved-up, newly-wed status and brand-new shiny house with her own dire lack of prospects, isn't what she imagined her life was going to be like at thirty. To top it all off, Christmas is just around the corner!
Daisy, bless her, thinks things can't possibly get any worse, but when her ancient great-grandmother persuades her to plant a silver sixpence in the Christmas pud for luck, Daisy is about to discover that they most definitely can.

This is the third book I have read by Lilac Mills and although it isn't my favourite, that title still goes to Elephant and Pinky Moon, it is yet another incredibly enjoyable story, which I am very glad that I read. 

There was though slightly too much toilet humour in the first part of the book, which although completely justified and fitting, just left a slightly bad taste in my mouth.  That being said the rest of the humour was top notch, and I daren't say too much or I will spoil the fun for everyone. 

Daisy's great gran suggests putting a silver sixpence at the bottom of the Christmas pudding, so that Daisy's rather poor run of luck will come to and end. The results of the sixpence are more outrageous than you would predict and well there is a change in her luck just not in the way you expect. 

During the book there are multiple trips to hospital for various reasons and in that she meets an incredibly dish doctor, but again keep an eye open for all their initial dialogue especially if you love people talking at crossed purposes and getting confused! 

This is a light hearted, incredibly fun book and although the humour didn't quite tickle me, I was impressed with the pacing of it, and all the various threads of story that were weaved into this book.  In addition to the romance and comedy parts of this rom com, there are more serious topics that are touched upon, and also you get a great feel for all the generations of women in Daisy's rather madcap family. 

Despite the mentions of Christmas pudding and the majority of the book taking place around Christmas and New Year, it really isn't the sort of book that will have you longing put the decorations up, it just happens to have that as the time of year setting, while the story makes you laugh and is fun for any time of the year. 

Thank to Lilac Mills for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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