The Happy Ever After Life of Rosie Potter (RIP) by Kate Winter blogtour review

THARP coverI’m pleased to be involved in the blogtour of the paperback release of The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP) by Kate Winter.  The novel is available now in ebook format and paperback from all good retailers.

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Product Details (as per amazon page)

When Rosie Potter wakes up one morning with what she assumes is the world’s worst hangover, the last thing she expects is to discover that she’s actually dead. With a frustrating case of amnesia, suspicious circumstances surrounding her untimely demise, and stuck wearing her ugliest flannel PJs, Rosie must figure out not only what happened last night, but why on earth she’s still here.

Slowly the mystery unravels, but there are many other secrets buried in the quiet Irish village of Ballycarragh, and nobody is as innocent as they first appear. Aided by the unlikeliest of allies in her investigation, Rosie discovers that life after death isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, particularly when you might just be falling in love . . .

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I’d like to thank the publishers for an arc in return for an honest review.

Firstly, I’d like to say how gorgeous the cover of this novel looks.  I was totally drawn to the book by its cover, it looks bright, cheerful, a little whimsical and pretty. I was also intrigued by the title, a very strange title for a romcom and reading the synopsis I was even more intrigued.

This is a bitter sweet murder mystery romcom.  It has an original offbeat storyline written with such wit and humour that you can’t help laughing out loud with.  You almost forget the tragedy of the story with how sensitively the author, Kate Winter, has woven humour and warmth around the pages.

This was a truly beautiful love story with a twist.  This twist hurt me so much I was sobbing uncontrollably.  It’s a clever story that has left a lump in my throat but has also left a warmth in my heart.

A fabulously, original story that pulled at my heart and rattled my funnybone.  5/5* read.

Kate 1Kate Winter is a journalist, novelist and storyteller from the North West of Ireland who was lucky enough to grow up with no TV (though she didn’t consider it a lucky break at the time) and lots of books. After graduating from University of Ulster with first class honours and the Ulster Television Award for her BA in Media Studies, Kate promptly forged a glittering career for herself in waitressing. Then one day, beside a swimming pool in Australia, Kate decided it was time to write a book. The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP) is Kate’s debut novel.  (Publisher’s author press release information)

To find out more about Kate and her writing please visit the following links:


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