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Friday, 15 February 2013

*** Review*** Six Geese A-Laying by Sophie Kinsella

On the Back of the Book

In Six Geese a-Laying, Christmas is approaching, and Ginny is looking forward to the birth of her first baby. It's a pity her partner Dan is so useless, and she has to keep reminding him where he's going wrong. Luckily she's enrolled into the most exclusive antenatal class going - all the highest achieving, smartest mothers-to-be aspire to be taught by the legendary Petal Harmon. Like the other five women in the class, Ginny already knows exactly what she wants, and how she's going to handle motherhood.But when they turn up for the final class it isn't quite what they expect. As Ginny discovers what parenthood is really going to be like, she begins to realize the things that really matter...

Pre Read Thoughts

This was a free download on Amazon and the reason I chose to download it is that Sophie Kinsella is one of my favourite Chick-lit authors. I found it while I was browsing for free books for my Kindle. The cover’s not too bad, I like the font, but it’s not really eye-catching. I only noticed the book because of the title. The synopsis is nice but it doesn’t sound particularly Christmassy.

Post Read Thoughts

I did like this story but I didn’t think it was very Christmassy, which is disappointing as it’s meant to be. I also thought that it felt a bit rushed and that, even though it’s a mini story, more detail could have gone into it. I would’ve liked to know more about each of the women. The writing was good though and I was quickly immersed in the story and I was a little sad it was over so quickly.
I didn’t really get to know the characters so commenting on them would feel wrong. I think that it’s a shame that I’m writing this as we could’ve had a quick glimpse into their lives and as far as I’m concerned that just didn’t happen.
Overall, this is a quick but fun read. I liked the fact that it also contains a sneak peek of her then soon to be released novel. I didn’t read that as it would either make me impatient or disappointed but I know plenty of people like that sort of thing. My only wishes are for this are that it needs to be longer and that it was more Christmassy. Hey! If you’re going to write a Christmas short, I want Christmas.

My Rating

3 stars – It was good but ultimately it could have been better. I liked the writing but would have liked more length. Which is a compliment when you think about it; I mean what author doesn’t want to be told that their reader wanted more? I recommend this to Kinsella  or just chick-lit lovers in general.

A Final Note
I wrote this review in 2012... or 2011. I have no idea which, but these were my opinions at the time of reading. 

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