Tuesday, 20 December 2011

The Cava Queen Book Review.

The Cava Queen - Amanda Meheux 5/5

So a couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about how there was a new book coming out, written by an old school-friend's aunt, Amanda Cross (Meheux). I received my book last week, and have already finished it! It was fantastic! It won't be out in shops until next year, so for now you can buy it from her website (they ship worldwide!) or you can buy it on Amazon for your Kindle.

The story starts in dreary Blighty (that's England...for all you foreigners), where TV personality Alex Chapman is approaching her 40th birthday, she has no man, no children, and then to top it all off she gets fired on her special day. Fed up and on the verge of a mid-life crisis, she jets off to Barcelona and ends up in the Spanish town of Sitges after meeting a man named Bart on the plane. Alex is a local celebrity in Sitges amongst the gay community, and throws herself into life there; going out partying every night, lazing on the beach by day, finding love, and drinking her mandatory glass of Cava every step of the way. But when the Cava funds run dry, she is forced to move back to England...will she ever get back to Sitges, and be reunited with Pete the Palm? I guess you'll just have to buy the book and read it to find out!

This is a heart-warming story of friendship, love, and finding your true self. You'll be weeping and laughing with every turn of the page, and I think it's the type of story that every one can relate to in one way or another. I literally couldn't put the book down, (as the customers at my workplace know full-well - sorry guys!) and as I've said in a previous review, 'It is very rare that I get drawn into a book to the point I feel I am apart of it. To the point where I feel I know the characters, the places, the events taking place. This book is one of those rarities.' - Just like The Shadow of The Wind, The Cava Queen is one of these rarities, although they are both very different books, I truly felt like I was in the story, as if all of these characters were my friends and I knew them all individually. You know an author is a truly talented writer when this happens. An absolutely fantastic read, perfect for a rainy day or if you're lying by the beach! Looking forward to the next one Amanda!



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