Thursday 31 January 2013

Review Celebration - Laurey Buckland

A Girl's Guide to Fairy Tales
Laurey Buckland

For daydreamer Maddie, obsessive compulsive Clare, over dramatic Isobel and happy-go-lucky Sophie, life is more a world of tragic than magic. For Maddie it’s a constant battle against the monotony of a job she hates while her heart aches to be somewhere else, for Clare it’s a perpetual struggle to vanquish her teenage insecurities and to see herself for the woman she really is, for Isobel it’s a refusal to reveal her true self for fear it’s not what everyone imagined her to be and for Sophie it’s a willingness to believe in a rumour that threatens to poison her perfect relationship.

But with the love and support of their friends and a little bit of luck, the girls soon realise that happy ever afters are not just reserved for fairy tale fiction – as long as they start believing in them.

Review by Elizabeth Wright on behalf of - 5*

Laurey Buckland has created something that is really addictive here. The concept is simple, four friends struggling with their own issues yet always there for each other, without question. You might be thinking `another Sex and the City', but this is actually even more enjoyable. Each character has so much depth you never question what you are reading is fiction. Each of the four girls is very different from the other, but you can't help but connect with something in all of them.

The narrative is bubbly and there is something very believable about Maddie, Sophie, Issie and Clare's troubles and the way that they unfold. The truth throughout is simply to be true to yourself, whether that means revealing the real you and letting go of the façade, accepting that your dream can become a reality, or just listening to your friends because sometimes they really do know better than you.
This is a perfect New Year read, a time when everyone concentrates on how to make their lives live up to their dreams, or would be an excellent gift for someone down in the dumps.

Twitter: @LaureyBuckland


Lindsay Townsend said...

Congatulations on a steller review, Laurey!

Jane Leopold Quinn said...

Laurey, this sounds like such an interesting book. I love the remark, "The narrative is bubbly..." That's a selling comment for sure.


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Christine London said...

More enjoyable than Sex and the City?? Wow--this gal is bewitched by your writing! Congrats!

Colleen Connally said...

Looks like an awesome read! Sounds just my sort of book!

Rose Anderson said...

You can't beat "Addictive" Nice review!


Barbara Elsborg said...

What a great cover! A real incentive to buy. Congrats!!!!