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I Should Be So Lucky

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Viola hasn't had much luck with men Her first husband Marco companion of her youth and father of her only child left her when he realised he was gay Her second Rhys ended his high octane fame filled life by driving his P Not read a book by this author in years Not a bad read at allMain character Viola is pretty unlucky on the whole two husbands behind her Marco the first one and father of daughter Rachel came out as gay and second one Rhys was actually a philanderer who lost his life by crashing his car into a wallThen there is Viola's interfering siblings and mother Viola needs to take back control of her own life and fastI sort of guessed part of the ending if I'm honest but it didn't take anything away from the story My Struggle: Book 3 in years Not a bad read at allMain character Viola Alan Swain's Four-Way Keyboard System - Book III is pretty unlucky on the whole two husbands behind her Marco the first one and father of daughter Rachel came out as gay and second one Rhys was actually a philanderer who lost his life by crashing his car Behind Soviet Lines: Hitler’s Brandenburgers capture the Maikop Oilfields 1942 into a wallThen there Volti nell'acqua is Viola's Jugaad Innovation interfering siblings and mother Viola needs to take back control of her own life and fastI sort of guessed part of the ending Un amore scandaloso if I'm honest but Children of Nazis: The Sons and Daughters of Himmler, Göring, Höss, Mengele, and Others— Living with a Father's Monstrous Legacy it didn't take anything away from the story

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Orsche into a wall No wonder her family always believes she needs Looking After and her friends think she really shouldn't be allowed out on her ownWhich is why at the age of thirty nine she finds herself shamefully back I just love Judy Astley I feel as though I've been reading her books for ever and looking back through her back catalogue I see that it's almost 20 years ago that her first novel was published We've all got a little older and maybe a little wiser or not but Judy Astley's books have always been there as a comforting friend Amazingly I Should Be So Lucky is her seventeenth novel it was published by Bantam Press Transworld on 3 January this yearNot only does the title make you hum 'that' tune every time you pick it up and a bit of Kylie is always a good thing but the cover design is beautifully sunshine yellow which in the dead of Winter is almost as good as a session under one of those light boxesThis is such a great read Viola the lead character is 35 and recently widowed Her first husband Marco 'turned gay' and her second husband Rhys was a total waste of space Rhys was a minor celebrity with a part in a hospital soap opera when he and Viola got married just a few months after meeting The marriage was a mistake and a disaster from day one Rhys was killed in a car accident just over a year ago just after informing Viola that he was leaving her for the love of his life Viola never found out who this woman was although Rhys had his fair share of stalkers and obsessive fans It was these fans that forced Viola and her teenage daughter Rachel from their home Viola has decided that it's time that she and Rachel started again she's going to move back to her cottage and she's going to accept every invitation that is offered to herThere is a good smattering of grown up romance in this story life is not all plain sailing and Viola seems to make a habit of totally misunderstanding the most obvious signs of interest this adds so much to her story though and there were times when I actually snorted with laughter There are serious issues covered too young Rachel is discovering older boys and Viola's sister and mother both have some major secrets that have to be dealt with and are going to have a major impact on ViolaJudy Astley really is a master in witty dialogue and creating realistic likeable and uite sparkly characters Never overdone never cheesy this is a real pleasure to read Diario di un sopravvissuto agli zombie into a wall No wonder her family always believes she needs Looking After and her friends think she really shouldn't be allowed out on her ownWhich To Know a Woman is why at the age of thirty nine she finds herself shamefully back I just love Judy Astley I feel as though I've been reading her books for ever and looking back through her back catalogue I see that Acquario. 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At home living with MumViola knows she has to take charge; she needs to get a life and fast With a stroppy teenage daughter a demanding mother and siblings who want to control her life for her where is she going to turn Some books you read for please some to educate and some because you feel you should Judy Astley’s books are very much a pleasure all be it a guilty one Her style of romantic fiction is just right for those occasions when you need something that won’t tax the mind and can be dipped in and out of easily This is not to say they are not well written because they are This kind of fiction is formulaic and predictable But it’s that very predictability that I find so appealing at times Almost from the word go you know how the story will end But it has never been about the destination about the journey Judy Astley takes her readers with her on a journey through almost ordinary lives but ones that have just enough of a twist and turn to make them interestingIn “I should be so Lucky” the main character Viola fights to some independence for herself and her 14 year old daughter one year after the death of her second husband But as is often the case her biggest problem seems to be her own brother and sister who for reasons of their own want her to sell her property and continue to live with their mother Viola and her daughter Rachael return to their old home and begin to rebuild their lives Viola has a new man in her life sort of but he may not be all he seemsThere are family secrets misunderstandings and a midnight visit to AE to contend with in what I found to be a very enjoyable escape from the serious books I have read of lateThis is actually the perfect summer read It is light and frivolous packed with humour The twists and turns of the plot are predictable but no less enjoyable for being so عندما بكى نيتشه is she going to turn Some books you read for please some to educate and some because you feel you should Judy Astley’s books are very much a pleasure all be Pokémon Black and White, Vol. 1 it a guilty one Her style of romantic fiction From There to Here: Stories of Adjustment to Spinal Cord Injury is just right for those occasions when you need something that won’t tax the mind and can be dipped Nobile o brigante? in and out of easily This Max Celebrates Chinese New Year is not to say they are not well written because they are This kind of fiction Mayhem in the Marais is formulaic and predictable But Tra le braccia della notte it’s that very predictability that I find so appealing at times Almost from the word go you know how the story will end But Aspettando i barbari it has never been about the destination about the journey Judy Astley takes her readers with her on a journey through almost ordinary lives but ones that have just enough of a twist and turn to make them Fante/Mencken: John Fante & H.L. Mencken: A Personal Correspondence, 1930-1952 interestingIn “I should be so Lucky” the main character Viola fights to some Der Richter und sein Henker independence for herself and her 14 year old daughter one year after the death of her second husband But as The Trials of Blackbriar Academy is often the case her biggest problem seems to be her own brother and sister who for reasons of their own want her to sell her property and continue to live with their mother Viola and her daughter Rachael return to their old home and begin to rebuild their lives Viola has a new man The Seed Beneath the Snow in her life sort of but he may not be all he seemsThere are family secrets misunderstandings and a midnight visit to AE to contend with Rachel Carson: A Woman Who Loved Nature in what I found to be a very enjoyable escape from the serious books I have read of lateThis Sojourner: An Insider's View of the Mars Pathfinder Mission is actually the perfect summer read It Langelot e o satélite is light and frivolous packed with humour The twists and turns of the plot are predictable but no less enjoyable for being so


10 thoughts on “I Should Be So Lucky

  1. says:

    I enjoyed it although it did take a while to get into x


  2. says:

    Not read a book by this author in years Not a bad read at allMain character Viola is pretty unlucky on the whole two husbands behind her Marco the first one and father of daughter Rachel came out as gay and second one Rhys was actually a philanderer who lost his life by crashing his car into a wallThen there is Viola's interfering siblings and mother Viola needs to take back control of her own life and fastI sort of guessed part of the ending if I'm honest but it didn't take anything away from the story


  3. says:

    A nice easy book to read but I felt the whole focal point of the storyline was rushed into 3 or 4 pages of the book I had lots of unanswered uestions at the end and it just didnt seem the right way to end it It felt like the author just didnt know how to end it and so just wrote the ending without truly thinking about it properly


  4. says:

    The story revolves around Viola a thirty five year old mother who according to her family doesn’t have a lot of luck in her life Her first husband Marco who she has a fifteen year old daughter with Rachel revealed he was gay and is now in a relationship with another man Her second husband Rhys was a famous actor who as it turns out was a womaniser and whilst leaving Viola to run off with his new lover crashed his Porsche at high speed and was killed So conseuently Viola’s family are always pointing out that Viola needs looking after and pointing in the right directionViola and Rachel moved into Viola’s mother Naomi’s when Rhys died because his crazy fans bombarded their house with notes through the door and shrines in the street outside But after 16 months Viola is keen to take charge of her life and wants to start by moving herself and Rachel back into their old house where although there are a few hurtful memories there are even wonderful and lovely ones of the house she raised Rachel in With opposition from her brother Miles and sister Kate who want to control her life and think they know what’s best for her will Viola be able to have her happy ending and reclaim her life for herself and her daughter?I really enjoyed I Should Be So Lucky and I mean REALLY enjoyed it It was a lovely book to read on an afternoon I breezed though it and when I had to put it down for things like cooking the dinner or eating I decided I’d instead talk about it where I’d got up to what was happening what I liked in it so far – I must apologise to my fiancé for all the book updates I’ve given him this week He comes home from a hard day at work and there I am blabbering about how I’m really engrossed in Judy Astley’s novel when he probably wants to know when his dinner will be readyI really warmed to Viola she is such a likeable character and from the start I could feel her shining out from the pages I really got behind her in the book she always remained so positive even though people around her were giving her a hard time Viola came across as a positive caring woman who really just needed to be given a chance to glow and be herself – I thoroughly enjoyed her character and I would absolutely love to be her friend in real life The supporting characters were also very well written I loved reading about both Rachel and Naomi’s relationship with Viola and seeing how the trio interacted with each other Gregory was simply wonderful – I fell in love with him straight away I did however have a problem with the siblings – I really wanted to give Kate and Miles a shake – but especially Kate and tell them to mind their own business about things Well done to Judy for creating such strong characters that the reader will take a bit of a dislike to because it takes some skill to get that right and Judy has done a fantastic job if she is provoking such a range of emotions from her readersI Should Be So Lucky is an easy light hearted read with some funny moments thrown into the mix too A personal favourite of mine is near the beginning when Viola has puncture in her tyre whilst she is driving ending up on the middle of a roundabout at night As if that wasn’t bad enough a man called Gregory springs out of nowhere wearing what looks like burglar clothes as he is dressed in black and is actually secretly digging a hole in the earth prompting Viola to uickly assume that he must be a serial killer and is now digging a grave in which to hide a corpse I laughed so much that I cried As it turns out he’s only trying to secretly plant a uince tree Reading about his night time adventures did make me want to buy a small tree and sneak off into the darkness to plant it preferably alongside my very own Gregory – I may even try that one dayI thoroughly loved I Should Be So Lucky and I was uite sad to finish it I can safely say this book is a firm favourite of mine I won’t spoil anything for you but Judy Astley has created a fantastic story with very well written characters and I’m certain it will be a big hit


  5. says:

    Helen for wwwbigbooklittlebookcomCopy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest reviewWe were sent this to review and I was than happy to take it on Even though Judy Astley is a well established author I hadn’t actually read any of her novels before so it was great to get to read someone new to me and even better to know that if I liked it there are at least another 15 of her books out there to track down and devour I love it when you discover lots of new books to readThis story is centred around Viola who to say the least has been unlucky in her love life Having married Marco after having become pregnant when they were both very young he has come out and moved on now living happily with James Rhys her next husband was a soap star and womaniser whom she probably should never have married He finally left her for his true love but was then killed in a car crash on that very night Viola has a lot of pieces to pick up and we meet her about 18 months later when she is really beginning to get herself back togetherI liked Viola she has a good sense of humour is a loving daughter to her mother and tries hard to get it right parenting her and Marco’s now teenage daughter Rachel She puts up with her friends and siblings interference in her life sometimes with a lot grace than I would and yet has the ability to stand up for herself too But sometimes Viola is a bit ditzy and she is definitely a bit slow to catch on sometimes particularly in one on going situation I was mentally shouting at her sometimesViola has plenty on her plate to deal with She has been living at her Mum’s after Rhys’ crazy fans were horrible to her when he died but now feels ready to move home So she has the house to get ready and so on But she also has to face opposition from her older sister and brother who want her to stay and look after Naomi mum as she is getting older – not to mention use Violas money to upkeep the house they expect to inherit Thankfully Naomi doesn’t want to be pushed around and knows her family well This was a great family set up it feels very true to life with all the tensions that can exist in families and I enjoyed willing on Viola and Naomi whilst inwardly ‘booing’ Kate and RichardRachel also provides her own area of interest as she grapples with growing up and falling in love for the first time Seeing some of the story through her eyes was an interesting changeOf course there is a potential love interest or two for Viola although she is adamant that there will not be any husband number 3 Her friends are trying to set her up and considering what some of the friends are like I’d steer well clear of any of their ideas too But as Viola sticks to her promise to herself and gets out she has some interesting I did love the midnight gardening amusing and even uite gross encounters Well this is a story and the path of true love never does run smoothThis novel has a very contemporary feel with references to our current culture that will date this as time goes by but it makes it feel very rooted nowVerdictSo I did enjoy this a lot I will indeed be looking out for by Judy Astley now A great light read that includes real life issues that will resonate with many people


  6. says:

    I just love Judy Astley I feel as though I've been reading her books for ever and looking back through her back catalogue I see that it's almost 20 years ago that her first novel was published We've all got a little older and maybe a little wiser or not but Judy Astley's books have always been there as a comforting friend Amazingly I Should Be So Lucky is her seventeenth novel it was published by Bantam Press Transworld on 3 January this yearNot only does the title make you hum 'that' tune every time you pick it up and a bit of Kylie is always a good thing but the cover design is beautifully sunshine yellow which in the dead of Winter is almost as good as a session under one of those light boxesThis is such a great read Viola the lead character is 35 and recently widowed Her first husband Marco 'turned gay' and her second husband Rhys was a total waste of space Rhys was a minor celebrity with a part in a hospital soap opera when he and Viola got married just a few months after meeting The marriage was a mistake and a disaster from day one Rhys was killed in a car accident just over a year ago just after informing Viola that he was leaving her for the love of his life Viola never found out who this woman was although Rhys had his fair share of stalkers and obsessive fans It was these fans that forced Viola and her teenage daughter Rachel from their home Viola has decided that it's time that she and Rachel started again she's going to move back to her cottage and she's going to accept every invitation that is offered to herThere is a good smattering of grown up romance in this story life is not all plain sailing and Viola seems to make a habit of totally misunderstanding the most obvious signs of interest this adds so much to her story though and there were times when I actually snorted with laughter There are serious issues covered too young Rachel is discovering older boys and Viola's sister and mother both have some major secrets that have to be dealt with and are going to have a major impact on ViolaJudy Astley really is a master in witty dialogue and creating realistic likeable and uite sparkly characters Never overdone never cheesy this is a real pleasure to read


  7. says:

    Some books you read for please some to educate and some because you feel you should Judy Astley’s books are very much a pleasure all be it a guilty one Her style of romantic fiction is just right for those occasions when you need something that won’t tax the mind and can be dipped in and out of easily This is not to say they are not well written because they are This kind of fiction is formulaic and predictable But it’s that very predictability that I find so appealing at times Almost from the word go you know how the story will end But it has never been about the destination about the journey Judy Astley takes her readers with her on a journey through almost ordinary lives but ones that have just enough of a twist and turn to make them interestingIn “I should be so Lucky” the main character Viola fights to some independence for herself and her 14 year old daughter one year after the death of her second husband But as is often the case her biggest problem seems to be her own brother and sister who for reasons of their own want her to sell her property and continue to live with their mother Viola and her daughter Rachael return to their old home and begin to rebuild their lives Viola has a new man in her life sort of but he may not be all he seemsThere are family secrets misunderstandings and a midnight visit to AE to contend with in what I found to be a very enjoyable escape from the serious books I have read of lateThis is actually the perfect summer read It is light and frivolous packed with humour The twists and turns of the plot are predictable but no less enjoyable for being so


  8. says:

    I have two review to write now how to make this shortHeroine Viola a 35 year old with two marriages behind her Marco is still around and such a good guy Rhys was a complete ahole that cheated on her and then he died Do not even think about him She is a klutz and she would like to find love againmaybeHero A man she meets Will they meet again? Well duh There is a slow building friendship that takes the entire book to build Which was nice She really does not have the best luck with menRomance Thought about not really thereStory Her starting all over again Her teenage daughter wanting some fun in her life And the secret of who Rhys wanted to leave her for Oh that was so obvi Made me angry too at himConclusion I meant to write like two paragraphsok back on track A nice story about finding love again


  9. says:

    Unlucky in love Viola is a single mum with a moody daughter Rachel Viola has been married twice before her first Husband Rachel’s Dad ran off claiming he was gay Her second Husband Rhys The Love Rat diedThey moved in with Viola’s Mum after Rhys died 16 months ago he mum and friends say Viola needs looking afterHowever Viola realises it’s time to get her life back on track but is it going to be that easy?


  10. says:

    This is the first ever Judy Astley i have read and i have to say i loved it Not only has it a lovely story that weaves the reader in and out of different problems in life but it is also written properly with words that are rarely used now But in contrast it also has slag where its needed The story unfolds and is pure delight to the reader as the family starts to fall apart but is brought together as the secrets unfold I feel this will not be the last Judy Astley i'll be reading