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~* It's Winter Again! *~
A Winter's Tale - Trisha Ashley
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A Winter's Tale - Trisha Ashley
Advantages: Wintery! Descriptive Writing!
~* Apologies for this Christmas review - I was going through my files on my computer and saw this review which I had wrote back in December, but saw that I hadn't actually posted it on here! *~
I absolutely love winter - it's my favourite season. I love everything about it ; cosy nights in by the fire, Christmas, hot chocolates with marshmallows, and so you can see how this book caught my eye.
A Winter's Tale is a chick-lit book by Trisha Ashley. The paperback version of this book is currently available to buy from Amazon for a price of £3.68 which I think is great value for money.
In this book : Single mother Sophy Winter inherits a mansion in the countryside in Lancashire. All her dreams have come true! Soon, the reality hits her and she realises that this is going to be a challenge. What will happen when she discovers that this was once the home of Shakspeare and when she meets a hot young man ? How will she cope in her new home ? Read A Winter's Tale to find out!
I really enjoyed this book and thought that the plot was interesting one. I thought that the book had a very good plot, which was different ; a lot of books in this genre begin with a girl who leaves her 'horrible boyfriend who cheated on her', enjoys the single life for a while and then meets the man of her dreams. I liked how this book started off differently ; Sophy inherited the mansion ; I thought that it was great seeing how the 'rich' live from a working class point of view.
I liked the characters in this book. My favourite was the main character Sophy as she seemed so 'normal' and 'real' that she was really easy to relate to. I felt so sorry for her, when she had all these people 'wanting to know her', and she couldn't make out if it was because of her new found wealth or because the genuinely wanted to know the 'new girl'. I did not like Jack, as he seemed like a real 'sleaze', and I was hoping that Sophy wouldn't get with him.
This is the kind of book which leaves you in a positive mood. I love these kinds of books, as when you have finished reading them, you feel as though you can achieve anything, and so this book is an instant mood booster.
I found this book to be a great releaxing read which is perfect for reading whilst sitting by the fire on a cold night. I was hooked on this book as soon as I had read the first couple of sentences, and just could not put the book down. When I wasn't reading it, I kept thinking 'when will I get to read that book again?!'. This book has over three hundred pages, but I loved it so much that I had read it within a couple of hours!
I thought that this book was well written. The descriptive writing was excellent ; I really felt as though I was in the mansion and found the author's descriptions to be interesting and comical at times.
I really enjoyed this book, and am now going to buy some of the author's other books!
If you are looking for a great book to keep you entertained during these cold, dark nights, I would defiantely recommend this book to you!
Thanks for reading!
December 13th 2010
xd-o-n-z-x (also posted on ciao under xdonzx)
Summary: A great Winter read!