A Posy of Promises by Sharon Dempsey

My review

3 women of 3 generation

Grandmom Maggie, absentee mother Scarlett, daughter Ava

3 best friends

Ava, Niamh, Cal

3 boyfriends (not at the same time)

Finlay, Ben, Joseph

A Posy of Promises by author Sharon Dempsey was full of potential in premise, lacking in delivery, at least for me. The book started with Ava inheriting a mansion and then went on to show her relationship with the grandmother in a Nursing Care , followed by breakup with boyfriend Finlay. Her two best friends rallied around her in support, went to a bar, boogied the night away, followed by a horizontal cha-cha-cha with Ben.

Ava’s mother Scarlett made an appearance after decades of being a non-show, and the 3 women tried to recreate a new relationship with each other. Ava was fun and sweet, and she pretty much got along with everyone including her boss Hazel (Ben’s mom)

The story had humor, romance, change in outlook, makeover written in its scenes; it read more like a chick-lit than a women’s fiction. For me, it lacked genuine emotions, I didn’t laugh or cry. There was no slow building of emotions between the mother daughter; I wanted to see that intense bond of love.

The book was a nice read but left me cold and unfeeling.

P. S Joseph was the international (USA) texting friend maybe boyfriend (when he flew down to Belfast)

I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bloodhound Books UK, Bluebird, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.

My rating : 3 stars

Book blurb

Ava Connors is comfortable with her life just as it is, still living in the tiny terrace house where she was brought up by her grandmother, Maggie, seeing her long-term boyfriend, Finlay, and working in a florist.

But Maggieโ€™s health is declining and Finlay is fed up waiting for Ava to make a commitment.

Ava has never really known her mother, Scarlett, and when she inherits an old and dilapidated house it ignites an interest in the mother who had abandoned her as a child.

Why did Scarlett leave her to be brought up by her grandmother?

Soon Ava begins to ask this question and in turn sets off a series of events that will change her life forever.

Product Details

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A chick-lit

23 thoughts on “A Posy of Promises by Sharon Dempsey

  1. Nice review, Shalini. Like you, I read for the emotional impact a story brings. If I’m not feeling what the characters are feeling, then the author failed in delivering what he/she should, IMO. Some readers are less particular, but I’m with you on this. Hope you are enjoying your week. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Sounds cute, but not intense. Nothing wrog with that! But, you were talking about too many characters in you last review and this one sounds just as bad!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I like the 3 boyfriends (not at the same time) ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’–

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  3. Busy. Busy. Had a huge pig roast last weekend with tons of people over. Still trying to recover from it. LOL. Now back at work (day job) and also squeezing in writing whenever I can (about halfway through with Tonyโ€™s story now). I will gladly recommend you to others always. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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