Wednesday 5 August 2020

The Wish List by Sophia Money-Coutts Blog Tour

I think that some books are written purely to put a smile on a person's face when they read it.

And this exactly what Sophia Money-Coutt's latest novel, The Wish List, manages to do with such ease.

Described as a laugh out loud novel, I struggle to argue against that description.


Florence Fairfax isn’t lonely. She loves her job at the little bookshop in Chelsea and her cat, Marmalade, keeps her company at night. But everything changes when her stepsister, Mia, announces that she’s engaged to her boring golf-playing boyfriend. That’s when Florence meets Irish love coach, Gwendolyn.

When Gwendolyn makes Florence write a wish list describing her perfect man, Florence refuses to take it seriously. Finding someone who likes cats, doesn’t wear pointy shoes and can overlook her ‘counting habit’? Impossible! Until, later that week, a handsome blond man asks for help in the bookshop…

But is Rory the one, or is he simply too good to be true? Florence is about to find out that her criteria for finding Mr Right aren’t as important as she thought – and that perhaps her perfect man has been right there all along…

We often use the phrase be careful what you wish for and when Flo (Florence) Fairfax makes a wish list for her ideal man, this is what I found myself wanting to say to her.

The premise...

Florence is a thirty two year old woman who lives with her two half sister's in what was their family home in Kennington. Now despite suffering with anxiety which has her counting numerous things in the hope that there will be more positive outcomes (even is good, negative leads to negativity), Flo is a woman who is actually quite content with her life as a single lady. I will mention that she has the company of her cat Marmalade.

Having never had a proper boyfriend - one night stands don't count - she doesn't necessarily feel like love is a missing piece in the puzzle of her life. However her step mum has other ideas so kindly pays for Florence to see a love coach named Gwendolyn who encourages her to make a list of all the attributes she's like to have in a man.

And then who should walk into her life or should I say place of work but Rory, who happens to tick many of those boxes that she was wishing for.

Too good to be true? A coincidence? Or perhaps magic?

Rory might not be Mr Right but he is Mr Here Right Now.

As Florence embarks on journey with this new relationship she begins to learn an awful lot about love, lust and living.

Laugh out loud funny!

Sophia has written a story that literally has you crying with laughter.

The characters are well rounded. The conversations, the banter and the fantastic one liners had me creasing up.

'Cowabunga' sums it up perfectly - when you know you know!

A highlight for me was the dynamics between the sisters. Flo, Mia and Ruby couldn't be any more different but there love for each other really came through and their casual teasing of one another came across as completely natural and realistic.

Witty and humorous, The Wish List is effortlessly uplifting.

Wishing for more

By the end of the book I was left with my cheeks hurting from smiling so much with every turn of the page.

This was the second book that I've read from this author and I'm still left wanting to read more. Sophia's writing style is addictive.

If you are looking for a pick me up then may I suggest you start with this novel.

And if you don't trust my wise words then do check out the rest of the blog tour below for more reviews and insights:


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