Monday, 19 September 2016

Review: How To Find Your (First Husband) by Rosie Blake

How to Find Your (First) HusbandHow to Find Your (First) Husband by Rosie Blake

It's a beautiful day in 1994 and the turn-out in the school playground is fantastic. Isobel is eight years old and marrying Andrew Parker, the boy of her dreams. Life is perfect. Then the ceremony is over, and a week later so is the marriage. Twenty years on and Isobel is dressed as a prawn handing out promotional fliers outside an L.A. fish market. Her career is going nowhere and her love life leaves a lot to be desired. Nothing Isobel hoped for has gone to plan. Then, she catches sight of Andrew, her first husband, in the background of a TV news item and wonders: if she can track down Andrew, will she recapture the happiness that she felt all those years ago? Isobel travels the globe to find her first husband, via Cornwall, Devon and a remote Malaysian island, but is he really what she is looking for?

Claire's review  3 of 5 stars

This book follows Isabel, on a journey to find her first husband...a boy she married when she was at school as a child in the playgroup, and she is determined that he is her one true love.
This is most definitely a holiday beach read, and was quick and easy to read, with likable, quirky characters and humorous in places.
For me, though, I found the story very predictable and could tell the ending from a few chapters in. I also thought at times, the humour was very forced and trying too hard to be funny. I would have also liked to see what became of the other characters in the book even if it was only added to the epilogue.


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