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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

"The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard"

by Robert Bryndza, AF, 2012, ebook, 250p, rating=3.5
Source:  purchased
Content: moderate adult language and sexual context

Where Bridget Jones left off... Coco Pinchard picks up.
Coco was never a single thirty-something. She married young, had a son, and put her dream to be a writer on hold.
Now her first novel is published. Husband Daniel has greyed nicely into a silver fox, and son Rosencrantz is grown up. It should be time to enjoy life.
That is until the annual family Christmas with her hideous mother-in-law Ethel, and Coco opens her gift from Daniel. It’s not the jewellery she chose, but an iPhone. This marks the start of Daniel’s mid-life crisis and she catches him in bed with a younger woman.
The iPhone becomes a confessional of sorts, through emails to her friends Chris, an ageing trustafarian and Marika a slightly alcoholic schoolteacher.
Then she meets the hunky Adam and she’s back in the world of dating as a single forty something...
Read the emails which tell the hilarious tale of Coco picking up the pieces. (Amazon)

I misread the blurb and thought it was about an iPhone being the culprit to the finding out about the affair.  Thinking that, I jumped at the invitation by the author's partner to read it.  See, a friend is currently going through a marriage mess and she says that the iPhone played a big part in said mess.  I was curious what this book had to say and perhaps get some insights for my friend.  Well, it was totally different from what I thought so it didn't relate to her situation afterall.  Oops!

This book was HILARIOUS!!  A British humor that continuously tickled my funny bone.  I suspect I would be laughing even more if I understood some of the British terms/culture but, even so, I got the gist and I was rollin'!!  So if you need a laugh, then here's your next book to read.  Quirky-captivating characters, good writing, lighthearted but tender storyline, and downright side-splitting.  A very entertaining read.  Thanks Mr. Bryndza! 

This would be fun to see in film.


  1. This sounds fantastic! Thanks. :)

  2. Glad you enjoyed it. I'd be happy to help you out with any of the terms you didn't understand.

  3. Thanks for stoppin' by ladies.
    --You're welcome Dana.
    --OK Tracy. :)


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