The Woman Who Knew Everything by Debbie Viggiano book review

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The Woman Who Knew Everything written by Debbie Viggiano, publisher Gingersnap Books, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

To buy link:  http://amzn.to/2ymFZwR

Product Details (as per amazon page)

Three friends. Three wishes. And a dollop of magic…

Shy Chrissie, well-meaning Dee and no-nonsense Amber have worked together at law firm Hood, Mann & Derek ever since leaving their respective colleges. Now in their late twenties, the women have a close-knit friendship with much more in common than just typing up letters and legal documents for their solicitor bosses. Firstly, they’ve all been living with their respective boyfriends for the last few years. Secondly, they feel a marriage proposal is well overdue.

When office siren Cougar Kate invites the three women to her birthday soirée – complete with visiting fortune teller – the girls know there is only one question they’ll be asking the mysterious Madam Rosa: Will their men be going down on one knee any time soon? But opting to see a clairvoyant like Madam Rosa, who claims to know everything, is a bit like opening Pandora’s box. Some revelations are a joy, whereas others are most definitely not. Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for…

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this novel.  All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

This was such a fun read and an ideal book to blow away the cobwebs of an autumnal day.

The author Debbie Viggiano, I’m sure, must have had such a fabulous time writing this novel as she has thrown in plenty of comedic scenes that literally had me chuckling out aloud.

Three best friends; Amber, Dee and Chrissie, all work for the same solicitors.  They’ve all been courting for a fair while and are hoping that their relationships will move to the next level with their respective partners proposing soon.  However, each girl hasn’t fully revealed the truth about their current love situation.  Their boyfriends of late haven’t been quite as committed as Amber, Dee and Chrissie would like and the girls are all starting to feel a little downtrodden.  When the trio are invited to a psychic party they leap at the chance so they can ask ‘Madam Rose’ the question of whether their boyfriends will soon be popping the question.  Madam Rosa reveals a little more than what the trio wanted.  They all go home on a mission to prove the psychic wrong leading to quite hilarious consequences.

The author took me on a lively little journey with the trio facing hurdles and more in their love life.  It was a fabulously funny, flirty romance.  I personally would have liked the author to expand a little more at the end of the story as I felt it ended a little abruptly but this did not spoil my overall enjoyment and it was a joy to read.

To learn more about Debbie Viggiano and her work please do visit the following pages:

Website:  http://www.debbieviggiano.co.uk/

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/DebbieViggiano

 

 

The Corner Shop of Whispers by Debbie Viggiano book review

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The Corner Shop of Whispers written by Debbie Viggiano, publisher Gingersnaps Books, is available now in paperback format and is available from 14th February 2017 in ebook format.  The ebook will also be included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

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Romantic Florrie, scatty Daisy and snobby Alison are neighbours, living their married lives in the tiny English village of Lower Amblegate where everyone knows everybody. Together the three friends share laughter, tears, and things they wouldn’t want anybody else knowing. But unbeknownst to them, a scandal is brewing.

As rumours circulate, the gossips go into overdrive, rocking marriages and revealing the women have much more in common than just neighbourly bonds…

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This was such a fabulous read and my first experience of a Debbie Viggiano story and I will definitely look out for more books by this author.

The story is set in an affluent suburban cul-de-sac in a fictional village called Lower Amblegate.  The three friends and neighbours Florrie, Daisy and Alison are quite different in personality but they work well together as a team and would do anything for each other.

Florrie is the main character in this story.  She’s a young woman happily married to her husband Markus for 5 years.  Florrie and Markus have some exciting news, after a five year struggle to start a family Florrie is finally pregnant.  However, all is not quite what it seems with this news.

Alison is the neighbour that likes to be ‘in’ with the yummy mummy crowd and the School PTA and when she hears of local actor arranging a Ball at her mansion Alison is eager to help organise and become BFF’s with the local celeb.

Daisy is the most easy going of the trio but as a busy mum and wife to local primary school headteacher she doesn’t have the time to stress over the little things.

With the preparations of the Ball (local event of the year) under way and an unexpected painting commission for Florrie from the local celeb things are looking up for the residents of Lower Amblegate.

However, rumours are rife of adultery amongst the villagers, some very high profile ones at that, tittle tattle starts especially within the walls of the corner shop.

This story was scandalous but oh so very addictive.  Who doesn’t love a bit of juicy gossip!?  Lots of raucous moments that the author Debbie Viggiano treated us to.  A great story that takes you on many highs with its fun side but it had a darker edge to it that had you gripping the pages to find out what happens next.  A brilliant romcom I thoroughly enjoyed.  5/5*

 I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this novel.  All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

To find out more about Debbie Viggiano and her books please do visit the following pages:

Website:  http://www.debbieviggiano.co.uk/

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/DebbieViggiano