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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter by Kate Winter

Falling in love is never simple. Especially when you're dead.
When Rosie Potter wakes up one morning with what she assumes is the world's worst hangover, the last thing she expects is to discover that she's actually dead. With a frustrating case of amnesia, suspicious circumstances surrounding her untimely demise, and stuck wearing her ugliest flannel PJs, Rosie must figure out not only what happened last night, but why on earth she's still here.
Slowly the mystery unravels, but there are many other secrets buried in the quiet Irish village of Ballycarragh, and nobody is as innocent as they first appear. Aided by the unlikeliest of allies in her investigation, Rosie discovers that life after death isn't all it's cracked up to be, particularly when you might just be falling in love . . .
In this hilarious, life-affirming and romantic journey through Rosie Potter's afterlife, she shares the ghostly tale of how she lived, she died, and she loved (in that order).
Kate Winter is a journalist, novelist and storyteller from the North West of Ireland who was lucky enough to grow up with no TV (though she didn't consider it a lucky break at the time) and lots of books. After graduating from University of Ulster with first class honours and the Ulster Television Award for her BA in Media Studies, Kate promptly forged a glittering career for herself in waitressing. Then one day, beside a swimming pool in Australia, Kate decided it was time to write a book. The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP) is a romantic and darkly funny romp, and is Kate's debut novel. Follow Kate on Twitter: @KatiCut or check out her blog.
Review: For a book that's primarily about death, The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP) is hilarious! Kate Winter has given her a very specific, memorable voice that you just can't help to love and laugh at. After Rosie's death, the life that she thought she was living unravels and she discovers things about everyone she knows - including herself!
I had no idea what to expect when I started reading, but once I'd gotten hooked in by the witty, clever tone, language and plot I just couldn't stop reading. Although the outcome is obviously a sad one (after all, you know Rosie is dead from the beginning), the journey into her afterlife is one that can't be missed. An easy 5 stars and highly recommended for people who love light hearted, romance reads...although be warned, you will laugh out loud!!

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