Sunday, March 4, 2012

I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella, Read by Jayne Entwistle

    British writer Sophie Kinsella ( the pseudonym for Madeleine Wickham) won us with the Shopaholic series, and she’s continued to woo us with her witty, imaginative stories (the kind you can’t stop listening to or reading - pure delight!)

    Having mentioned “listening to” - Jayne Entwistle delivers a winning narrative of Poppy Wyatt’s touch-and-go, tongue in cheek existence.

    In Poppy’s mind she’s on top of the world.  Soon to marry the man any girl would commit mayhem to have, Magnus Tavish, she’s walking on air until she loses her engagement ring and tumbles to earth with a thud.  This happens during a hotel fire drill during which her cell phone is nabbed.  She soon finds another phone in a trash can and grabs it - not a good idea.  Seems the phone belongs to a rather uptight businessman, Sam Roxton, who wants it back.  And definitely does not want Poppy messing with his messages.

    True, you sort of have to ditch your belief to follow Kinsella’s plots, but nevertheless they are a great deal of fun.  And, so is I’ve Got Your Number.

    - Gail Cooke

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