Monday, 27 April 2015

The Doris Day Vintage Film Club – by Fiona Harper

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Sweet and romantic, a story guaranteed to have you smiling’ - Milly Johnson on The Little Shop of Hopes & Dreams

Claire Bixby grew up watching Doris Day films at her grandmother’s house and yearned to live in a world like the one on the screen – sunny, colourful and where happy endings with chiselled leading men were guaranteed. But recently Claire’s opportunities for a little ‘pillow talk’ have been thin on the ground.

Until she meets mysterious Dominic. Nic is full of secrets but their connection is instant. Could he help Claire finding the Hollywood ending she’s been searching for? Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps…

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Claire is the head of the Doris Day film club, she is a huge fan and dreamed of luving in Hollywood as a luttle girl. Her grandma loved Doris Day and now Claire has kind of taken over everything, also her appartment. She is a travel agent and she us really passionate about rimantic destinations. Ever since she split up with her ex-husband Philip though, men seem to play asecondary role in her life. I like how driven, clever and passionate she was.

When she gets annoyed by some things her neughbour does, she writes him a letter. These letters go back and forth. His name is Dominic Arden, once in a while we also git to read from his oerspective, which was great. The two if them meet at a party, but only Dominic figures out who she is and he doesn't tell her...

The two of the, get to know each other gette and they get along really well. However, she is confused since he seems to want to book a romantic getaway for his girlfriend and him....
The truth behind this all is really sweet and adorable.

The situation gets more intense and trickier for him to hid, but he cannot bring himslef to tell herr the truth. His feelings have progressed...
I loved reading abozt both their feelings and how it all developped.

Claire had her film club girls and there was a lot going on there as well, especially Abby, who got her own story told through Claire. I really enjoyed these parts, I was really feeling for Abby. Claire also had this whole situation wuth her dad, which didn't make it easier to trust men.

Each chapter was dedicated to a Doris Day film title, which was awesome. Towards the end the drama increased a lot and I was curious of how the characters wiuld react to all of it. I loved loved loved the ending, it's perfect for the story.

I really liked the storyline and how it developped. The change of oerspectives was great, but ut didn't have a real flow, which bothered me a bit. This is a really entertaining story, with lovely characters and written in a fresh way. It's a bit predictable, but I still really enjoyed it.


My possible cast:

Claire: Rosamunde Pike

Dominic: James Franco

Fiona on Twitter: @FiHarperAuthor_

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