Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Niamh Greene " Coco's secret "

I was given a pre-release copy of  " Coco's Secret " to review from the lovely Lisa from Lisalovestoread.blogspot.com......

I had just finished a lot of chic-lit so was all set to read another tale of moaning mothers and their tales of woe.

This book was the complete opposite of that. I actualy read it in a day , and that is not an easy task with 4 kids off school !!

This book is a little bit perfect!
A little slice of chic-lit heaven all packaged into 339 pages.

Coco finds an original Chanel handbag at the bottom of an odds and ends box purchased at auction.  On closer inspection, she discovered an old letter inside the bag and it moves her to a search for the bag's original owner.
With not much to go on, she trusts her inner voice and follows the leads from her small hometown, to London and Paris.
She begins to get a picture of the owner's life and so does the reader. 

From the first page I was hooked. I too wanted to know the origins of the bag and ,along with a great set of characters, Niamh Greene brings us on a nice, easy trip from the 1950s to the present day.

Coco's Grandmother, Ruth is a wonderful addition to the tale and a character I would love to meet in real life.  I could just picture their little antiques shop and all it's bits and bobs, and could almost smell the atmosphere.  

Very chic, very sweet and very clever.  Well done Niamh Greene!

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