Saturday, 11 August 2012

Happy Hour

Fact: Author Anne Mitchell won a writing competition when she was only six years of age.

Fact: Ann recently completed a masters in creative writing,


BLURB: What if your husband had an affair with a beautiful actress?

What if you were blackmailed into impersonating someone else on primetime TV?

What if your beloved twelve year old son suddenly disappeared?

What if you fell hopelessly in love with someone you definitely shouldn’t have fallen in love with?

Could you ever be happy again?

Jane Anderson has always been happy for her husband Paul, a handsome garden designer, to take the spotlight while she looks after their son Jeremy. But when Paul wins a gold medal at the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show, he catches the eye of glamour-puss Elizabeth – and it’s not just his horticultural skills she’s interested in. Jane’s oldest friend Susie invites her to New York for a little therapeutic shopping and sightseeing, but in Manhattan Jane finds she bears an amazing likeness to TV's Rosie Reynolds, ultra-glamorous host of the popular news and talk show Happy Hour, and that's when her troubles really begin. After Rosie’s botched face-lift Jane is offered the job of emergency stand-in on Happy Hour. But here she meets Lou, a dangerously charming man who also happens to be Rosie’s husband... For Jane, it’s the hour of truth.

Review:  This book makes for very easy reading but then good writing always does. Jane, of course was the character I most identified with but all of the characters are likable and for the most part they read true. I think I guessed how things were going to work out by the half way point, but by then it didn't really matter because I was hooked.

A great read...Happy Hour will provide many happy hours of reading.

Reviewed by Lisa

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