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Perfect Timing by Jill Mansell

November 9th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


Source: Received for review

Availability: In stores now

Publisher: Sourcebooks Inc.

I give 3.5 out of 5 stars

Description from Fantastic Fiction: When Poppy Dunbar discovers that the man she thought was her father is not, she ups sticks and moves to London. There she has two missions, to find Tom, the man she met across a crowded room, and her father. But things don’t turn out the way she expected.

This was your typical fun chick lit book.  Poppy is so oblivious and kind hearted that you can’t help but like her even as you shake your head over her bumbling.   The rest of the crew was just as interesting with Dina, the girl you have to hate for the way she treats her husband and neglects her baby and Claudia who you want to hate and yet still feel sympathy for.  The story definitely keeps you guessing as to who Poppy will ultimately end up with.  Will it be Tom, the man who caused Poppy to call off her wedding, Jake her kind hearted boss who takes Poppy under his wing or Caspar, her handsome, playboy of a landlord.  I think this is one of the few chick lit book that I was not sure what would happen early on so it definitely kept me turning the pages.  I know who I had my heart set on and I was hoping that would be the ultimate ending.  If you enjoy the Sophie Kinsella type books I think you will enjoy this one.

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Chick Lit

3 Responses

  1. Kay

    I like Sophie Kinsella, so maybe I would enjoy Mansell! I never tried one of her books, but I heard good things about them.

  2. Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)

    I really enjoyed this book as well! I really am glad that it ended they way I wanted it to.

    I didn’t think of Jake as a love interest for Poppy, though.

  3. dsuzuki

    Kay-this was my first book by her and I also enjoy Sophie Kinsella
    Serena-I thought he might have a crush on her at first and that’s why he never fired her after all her mess ups.

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