Tuesday 15 June 2010

Review: Fairytale of New York

Title: Fairytale of New York
Author: Miranda Dickinson
Publisher: Harper Collins UK
Reading Level: Adult

Rating: 3/5

Publisher's Summary:
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…

I picked this book up over the winter. I liked the cover. On the cover it says," Are happily-ever-afters made in Manhattan?" I love me a happily ever after! Sold!

Cute book! I'm happily surprised! It's been awhile since I've read a good chic-lit! Rose owns her own flower shop. How fun! She helps people through flowers. I've always wanted to be a New Yorker. This book really showed me the glitz and glamor of it all in a real way.

Rose has a past, who doesn't! It is just that no one knows about it, not even her closest friends. Why hasn't she dated anyone since she moved to NY 6 yrs ago?

There were a few things that could definitely have been left out of the book. They weren't essential to the story and to me just took up space away from the true story. I'm not a person who likes fillers. Just get on with the story already!

Go through the ups and downs of life in Manhattan with Rose and see if she can find love, right in front of her face. Great story! Enjoyable read. Character's are believable and lovable. Great debut novel! I would have never guessed this was her first!


  1. Awww, this sounds like such a sweet read. And set in Manhattan too? That's always a winner for me. :D I love me some gushy romance every now and again.



  2. Oh, I've heard great things about this book - I really should read it ... Awesome review! :)

  3. That sounds so sweet! I haven't read a chick lit in a while, I'll have to give this one a bash ^_^

    I gave your blog The Versatile Blogger award! Link leads to award rules and such :) http://magicbeanreview.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/the-versatile-blogger-award-book-blogger-hop/

  4. Aaahhhhh shweeet!

    Nice blog! I'm following you. =) My book home is at Ruz's Bookshelves


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