A quirky tale of family life
Thank you to Anne Cater for the invite to the blog tour and for the copy of the book in return for a fair and honest review.
When Genevieve Dubois returned to Curmudgeon Avenue, this opened up the opportunity for Edna to realise her long held dream of escaping to France. But as Edna embraces all things European, Genevieve appears to shy away from her French roots. Meanwhile, we return to Curmudgeon Avenue for the third time, the wind had blown in the truth about the tall, handsome stranger and although Harold and Edith had been relieved to discover that he is neither an elephant detective, nor a fraud investigator, Toonan had been a little disappointed that he was not interested in her either.
Matteo Dubois was looking for his mother, Genevieve Dubois, and although he did not find her on Curmudgeon Avenue, you have probably guessed that he is about to cause a disturbance- FINALLY! There is hope that the set of nincompoops that live here currently will move out, and leave me in peace! Edna had already escaped with Genevieve to France, which was a real shame for us because Edna was one of the less annoying ones. This delightful comedy romance is the third book in the Curmudgeon Avenue will make you smile.
My Review :
I had not read the other two books in the series so it did take me a little while to familiarise myself with the characters. Although it is a standalone novel I would recommend reading the other books first to enjoy all the eccentricities of the characters.
However, when I got into the story I found myself wanting to read on to find out about Genevieve and Edna's relationship and their escapades in the gite Chateau le Grincheaux in France.
The antics of Patchouli and her daughters Toonan and Wantha were humorous and the speed dating scene made me chuckle.
Edna is totally besotted with Genevieve but is she all she seems to be ? When tragedy strikes the truth is discovered and Edna finds herself on her back to Edith and Harold in Curmudgeon Avenue.
It is a quick read with a fly on the wall style of writing looking at the daily lives of the residents of Curmudgeon Avenue and beyond.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Samantha Henthorn was born in 1970something in Bury, England. She has had short stories and poetry published in magazines. Her books include the Curmudgeon Avenue series (The Terraced House Diaries and The Harold and Edith adventures). '1962', 'Quirky Tales to Make Your Day' and 'Piccalilly'
She has two cats, one dog, one gorgeous grown up daughter and one husband. When not reading or writing, she is listening to heavy metal and would be thrilled to bits if someone read her books.