Eloise. What secrets did she take to her grave? By Judy Finnigan After her best friend Eloise dies from breast cancer, Cathy is devastated. Eloise by Judy Finnigan. Kate Saunders. October 6 , am, The Times. Cathy is shattered when her best friend, Eloise, dies from breast cancer. But she . It was almost inevitable that Judy Finnigan, one half of television’s ‘Richard and Judy’, a couple who have done so much to promote books and their authors.
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However, as Gina’s week in Florence unfolds and the party fijnigan near, a terrible discovery is made. Perhps more detail on the main storyline rather than the minutiae of daily life would have helped. Oct 24, Kath rated it it was ok. What a load of old rubbish. Simply put, it’s written poorly but, it could have worked with some professional editing.
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This situation is putting a severe strain on their marriage. As the novel progresses, the narrative becomes repetitive dealing with the same issues over and over again.
Eloise by Judy Finnigan
Our Authors See all Authors. Watching the British visitors arrive from her own terrace is Anna Viola, whose family has lived for centuries in the crumbling red-brick farmhouse above Il Vignacce. Exudes a deep and soulful sense of place. To be fair, it’s not all bad. I appreciate that location and scene setting is important to a story, but this was just ridiculous. To keep this review as constructive rather than negative criticism, I will conclude with some points which normally make a good ghost story for me: The storyline was appalling, the lead character melo dramatic and plot ridiculous.
Apr 20, Eva Le Bon rated it it was amazing. You might also like: Maybe the compulsion to do that was to see how much more the author could draw from Wuthering Heights to advance her plot.
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Hmmm – I feel a bit mean for saying anything bad about this book when I see from the ackowledgements that Judy Finnigan dedicated it to Caron Keating who died tragically young from breast cancer, but the fact is it just wasn’t that great and honesty must prevail over sentimentality I guess. Endearingly daft, but probably still better than you would expect for something ‘written by’ a TV presenter. May 01, Charis Poynton rated it did not like it.
The Secret Book of Grazia dei Rossi. A quick flick back and it was easy to see who they were. The basic premise of the story is that middle aged, painfully middle classed and slightly unbalanced Cathy has lost her best friend, the Eloise of the title, to breast cancer.
Would I read any other books by Judy Finnigan? We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. I did finish the novel and, without revealing any spoilers, found it to be predictable and schmaltzy in parts; almost descending in to the happy endings typified by Mills and Boon literature, with all its loose ends neatly tied up.
Dolphins Three Identical Strangers I found the characters shallow, and don’t think it was particularly well written. But in the spirit of treating this as nothing more than a light holiday read, I’m going to be nice and let it stand.
Eloise by Judy Finnigan.
But what secrets did Eloise elouse to her grave? Or is Cathy, unable to deal with her grief,slipping back into the clutches of mental illness? I really liked the character of Cathy, I felt a huge emotional attachment to her, and throughout the story I willed her to persevere with what she thought was right, and to carry on going, even though she had opposition.
Want to Read saving…. Sorry Judy but not as good as it was cracked up to be. A real smiler of a floise – Ekoise Pottell, Prima. He’d be perfect for Jen apart from one minor detail: The subject of the story was fascinating, I must say I have not read many stories that have this subject or darkness to them, but it was compelling, it was terrifying in a subtle way and I just could not put the book down.
Eloise by Judy Finnigan
The Woman from Heartbreak House. However, I still got caught up in the story and wanted to know what would happen, and was quite pleased with the ending. Despite reading some poor reviews I decided to give this book a go. She was my friend. As a ghost story, it doesn’t really work; references to ‘Rebecca’ crop up, which is fairly jaded now; yet the modern aspect of the ghost of her dead friend, juyd really come together either.
Unfortunately much of the descriptive writing was derivative and the characters jumped between extreme emotions in such short spaces of time that it seemed like a cheap melodrama. Eloise What secrets did she take to her grave?
Finnegan frequently miss uses the word ‘but’ and adopts dreadful phrasing, such as ‘gladder’. The writer’s celeb status has probably accounted for it’s success. Nice cover art though!
When word of the gruesome new discovery breaks, she finnitan in the midst of arranging a weekend of birthday celebrations for a wealthy Englishman’s wife. Definitely a bag of donuts kind of book. A long, long kiss. A moving meditation on grief, family bonds, motherhood and female friendship — Sunday Express.