Thursday, October 13, 2016

Book Review - The Singalong Society for Singletons by Katey Lovell

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Review by Suze
 
Mon has to get through a whole year without her boyfriend Justin. They're even on a break and she hasn't heard from him in months. After ten years this hurts her more than she can say. Fortunately there are musicals to cheer her up. She and her housemate Issy love them. When Mon's sister Hope is on her own as well because of trouble with her girlfriend they decide to have a regular Friday night musical celebration and they call it The Singalong Society for Singletons. Good food, fizzy drinks and singing and dancing is exactly what they need. Mon invites her friend Connie and Issy brings Ray and Liam, two guys who love musicals more than life itself. Their society is now complete and it's time for the fun to begin and the heartbreak to be over.
 
The Singalong Society for Singletons has several really great main characters. Mon is a sweetheart. She worries incessantly, but some things can't be planned, they just have to happen. She learns a lot about herself during her merry Friday nights and I loved that. Issy is pretty and she always seems to be so together, but she's carrying quite a secret around with her. Connie is ready to spread her wings and needs that final push in the right direction. Holly is outspoken and brave. She's going through a difficult time and has to figure out what to do with her future. Ray is a ray of sunshine, he's always happy and knows a lot about musicals. Liam is a sweet guy who seems to be flirty and flighty, but there's a lot more to him than that. They're all fascinating to read about and that's what makes this story so wonderful.
 
Katey Lovell has written a novel that's mostly set in just one living room and it works. I admire her for the audacity to do this and she completely pulls it off. Her colorful descriptions of the main characters are fabulous. Everything that happens to them has a natural flow to it that makes the story completely believable. Even though there's sadness, especially about relationships, the merriment of the musical songs always wins. I loved the coziness and cheerfulness of The Singalong Society for Singletons. It's a cute and charming story that will for sure bring joy to every single musical loving reader out there.

7 comments:

  1. It sounds like a strange idea for the story all to be in one living room, but I like the sound of the plot. It sounds easy reading and cosy.
    Amanda.

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  2. It's a cute and clever premise!

    --Trix

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  3. This sounds like it would be wonderful on the stage or tv.

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  4. This sounds like a really interesting book. thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  5. Hmm... WHY does Mon have be separated from her boyfriend for a whole year? This is going to bug me now. Guess I'll have to read it to find out, hehehe!

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  6. Oh, I love charming stories. This is going on my TBR pile.

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