Published by Avon on 12th November 2009
Source: I bought it
Amazon UK, Amazon US
Are happy-ever-afters made in Manhattan? Find out in this gorgeous debut, perfect for cold winter nights.
Once upon a time an English girl went to New York to live out her very own fairytale…
Florist Rosie Duncan’s life couldn’t be better, she has a flourishing business on New York’s Upper West Side and fantastic friends. Moving to Manhattan feels like the best decision she ever made. Even though at the time, it was her escape route from heartbreak . . .
For the past six years Rosie has kept her heart under lock and key, despite the protests of her closest friends – charming, commitment-phobic Ed, unlucky in love Marnie and the one-woman tornado that is Celia.
Then a blossoming friendship with publishing hot-shot Nate begins to shake Rosie’s resolve at the same time as her brother arrives in the Big Apple, hiding a secret.
But a chance meeting brings Rosie face to face with her past, unravelling the mystery behind her arrival in New York. Rosie is forced to confront questions she has long been trying to ignore, including will she ever get her very own happy-ever-after?
A sparkling, romantic comedy about an English girl who finds herself in the city where dreams can come true – or so she thinks…
Christmas may be over but I am in denial so this week I have 2 overdue festive reviews.
I picked this book up on Amazon quite a while ago because a) it was set in New York and b) I had heard good things about Miranda’s writing.
I found this book a little slow to begin with and I wasn’t sure about if for the first 20% but after that I couldn’t put it down. I was engrossed in this story I couldn’t put it down.
I loved Rosie and thought she was a great character. She had built so many walls that at first it was difficult to see who she was but as the book progressed and her walls came down she really was just this sweet girl who wanted to be loved but was so scared of getting hurt and humiliated again.
I loved the cast of side characters in this book and the way of Kwoalski’s. The shop is run like any local shop should be, with the thoughts of the community at the heart of it. Kwoalski’s is so much more than just a florist. It’s a place for love and friendship.
Rosie really does make New York seem like the place where dreams are made and this story did nothing to dispel my need to go and everything to raise my expectations for the day I finally visit it.
I enjoyed this sweet romance and look forward to picking up another of Miranda’s books in the future.
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