Reviews

The Frog Prince


"I just want to jump and down with excitement and shout from the rooftops how much I love Sophie Ranald's novels! She really has a knack for writing amazingly entertaining romantic comedies and I honestly think she's one of the most promising voices within the world of chick lit at the moment. I really enjoyed her previous novel 'A Groom With a View', and 'The Frog Prince' is just as fabulous. It has a really fun and enjoyable storyline with great characters; it was so easy to warm to Stella, the main character, and the other characters really added their own special touch to the tale, such as Julian, Will, and Stella's best friends Wizzy and Polly. The storyline really had me entertained from the first page until the last and I honestly think I could have finished this book in one sitting, because I never got bored of it."

"Really enjoy Sophie's books, the characters come alive and I want to read it in one sitting. Stella was a great heroine and loved her strong bond with her friends. Look forward to the next book from Sophie."

"Lovely feel good book. Interesting and likeable characters and a captivating story. Finished it over the weekend and it totally let me escape from the January gloom!"

"Another great book from Sophie Ranald. A real page-turner, with well-written characters and great plot twists. A thoroughly enjoyable read."

 

A Groom With a View

"Every now and again I come across a great chick lit novel which is thoroughly enjoyable from the first until the very last page, which has an entertaining storyline at its core, combined with a fabulous cast of characters; basically, a book I didn’t want to put down but at the same time didn’t want to end, and one I’ll be recommending to others in the months to come. ‘A Groom With a View’ is definitely one of those novels and I’m so glad Sophie Ranald contacted me for a possible review of her second book. I loved the storyline, not just because it’s about weddings (a topic I have a soft spot for) but because it gives its own original twist to a chick lit wedding story."

"Oh boy, what a great read. Well written, nicely twisting storyline, cleverly observed characters – the MIL in particular seemed oh so familiar – and really well paced. I finished it in one sitting, the perfect antidote to a stressful day. Even better than the first one? I think so."

"Sophie Ranald has nailed this genre. She has given us another heroine who could be one of us, not a pathetic mouse needing a makeover which has been the cliche of commercial women's fiction. Pippa is funny, sweet, confident, ambitious and multidimensional. Her back story – and indeed those of the other players – is utterly convincing. There are no casual tropes here – even the evil mother-in-law (and be warned, she's a doozie!) is subtly drawn avoiding caricature."

It Would Be Wrong to Steal My Sister's Boyfriend (Wouldn't It?)

“A perfect chick lit book – witty, light, charming, unputdownable. The characters felt like old friends.”

“If you don't love it, you're wrong. Genuinely clever chick lit. Well observed, kind, funny, silly, sound.”

“Perfect lazy day reading – funny, occasionally thought provoking, well-crafted characters with a good story to tell. Loved it. Looking forward to book number two already.”

“A frothy fast paced story of love, lust and life in London that really does ring true.”

“This is a wonderfully fizzy book that draws you in and charms you from the start. It's intelligent and tightly plotted and rattles through to a very satisfying conclusion.”

“Have finally found an author who does chick-lit better than most and will most certainly recommend.”

“Definitely a cut above your average chick lit. I really enjoyed reading this- engaging characters and a great page-turny plot. It's also extremely funny.”

“Well written, interesting and intelligent, a real page turner.”

“Funny, witty and clever, this is great quality chick lit. Everyone will enjoy it.”

“Compelling and beautifully written, with some laugh out loud moments.”

“Well-written, sharp and fun, and I found myself really caring what happened to the characters.”

“If this is what 'chick lit' now is then sign me up.”

 

You can read the full review by Megan Reading in the Sunshine here

Chick Lit Reviews and News's review is here

 

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