It Started with a Giggle by Kirsty Ferry / #Review @ChocLituk @kirsty_ferry

Schubert #3

Sometimes the best things start in the strangest ways …. with a giggle!
On a night out in Edinburgh, single mum Liza-Belle Graham finds herself revealing her hopes and dreams to a green-eyed stranger. Liza always wanted to run an “arty-crafty-booky” business, and she’s seen the perfect empty shop to make her dreams a reality. No harm in telling the stranger. It’s not like she’ll see him again …
But Scott McCreadie is no mystery man – he’s an interior designer looking for new premises. And who does Liza bump into when she arranges a viewing? None other than Scott trying to steal her perfect shop!
Is Liza’s arty-crafty-booky dream in jeopardy, or is a new dream about to begin?



My Review

Here comes Schubert again! Don’t go calling him just a cat, because he is so much more. He is more like a human hiding in a cat’s body. Maybe this time his role is a little smaller, but just as important as usual.

Nessa is being Nessa, which I love because she has such a great personality. She always makes me smile and Ewan is still ‘hiding’ a bit behind her even though that’s not really easy with him being a gentle giant.

What harm can there be in talking about your dream to a stranger? None whatsoever, right, because your dream is what it is. Just a dream. But why should it remain that way? Isn’t it time you tried to make it real? 

That’s when you find out that blabbing to a stranger wasn’t the best idea you ever had. Or is there a way to turn this nightmare into a fairy tale?

A lovely novella that I finished in one go and utterly enjoyed. 5 stars.

Thank you, Kirsty Ferry and Choc Lit


About the author

Kirsty is from the North East of England and won the English Heritage/Belsay Hall National Creative Writing competition in 2009. She has had articles and short stories published in various magazines, newspapers and anthologies and was also a judge in the Paws ‘n’ Claws ‘Wild and Free’ Children’s Story competition in 2011 and in 2013. ‘The Memory of Snow’, her first novel, was commended in the Northern Writer’s Awards, shortlisted to the top five of Wyvern’s novel competition in 2011 and longlisted in the Red Telephone Novel Competition in 2012.


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