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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Poppy Shilling has been fantasizing about killing off her prig o

Poppy Shilling has been fantasizing about killing off her prig of a husband for a while. His obsessive ways, constant put-downs, and absences from their children's activities have gotten Poppy fed up. Imagine her surprise when the constables come to the door to tell her...
Poppy Shilling has been fantasizing about killing off her prig of a husband for a while. His obsessive ways, constant put-downs, and absences from their children's activities have gotten Poppy fed up. Imagine her surprise when the constables come to the door to tell her that Phil has been killed by being smooshed with a frozen block of pee that fell from an airplane. Poppy tries hard to be properly sad and grieving but she is happy to move on with her life especially when she finds out that perfect Phil had feet of clay.
Poppy meets with Phil's solicitor to straighten out the will and finds herself somewhat drawn to the disorganized but attractive Sam Hetherington. As it turns out she will need Sam to help with more than the will after a young woman claims that she was Phil's lover for years and that he was leaving her a part of his estate. Poppy decides she is going to start getting involved in activities and joins the local church choir and the world's worst book club. There is also a fairly interesting hunt club section that had both humor and sadness. Poppy moves forward with a few missteps but keeps plugging along.
I liked all of the everyday life that went on in this book. Poppy has enough on her plate to sort out her own life but she still manages to get involved in her friend Jenny's marriage, her other friend's acrimonious divorce, and other assorted girlfriend problems. Along the way, she picks up a young admirer who might put Sam out of her head. The characters were fun and made the plot enjoyable. Like a lot of the Brit-lit I have read, there is a lot going on throughout the book and it is sometimes hard to keep up with who is who but it all works together in the long run. Ms. Alliott is a new author to me and I ended up buying two of her other books after reading this one.

posted by SharonRedfern on March 2, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Recommend

Because of the writing style I had a hard start but half way in, I was hooked.

posted by debadoll on March 13, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    Loved it!!

    This book had me laughing, crying and thoroughly entertained. I would love to see this made into a movie.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    A very good read

    A very entertaining read. I enjoyed it very much!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    Yes!

    I was thoroughly enjoyed by this book! I too, as stated above, would love to see this made into a movie. There wasn't a single boring moment. I believe it would be impossible to begin reading this book and not be completely enticed. I have not one single negative thing to say about it. It was fve stars all thd way!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    Loved it!

    I have read Catherine for years. Aspects of this book really hit home for me. I highly recommend it to everyone. You will laugh and be touched by Poppy, her friends, neighbors, etc.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Enjoyed it!

    I enjoyed the book. Will read more from this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    Weekend Read

    I loved this book! If you are in the mood for a quick weekend read with a loveable heroine this is your book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    A must read

    Delightful fast read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    Loved it

    This book was a pleasant surprise. I usually read very deep and sad novels. This was a great break. I was roaring with laughter! Some of the British references went over my head, but it did not alter my love for this book. Well done!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Loved It!!!

    Loved this book....could not put it down! There is a lot of English slang, but my mother is English so I understood it. I did not want it to end. Would love to read a sequel!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Love It!

    I loved this book. The characters are easy to like/dislike. I didn't want to put the book down after I started reading it!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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