Claire Bixby grew up watching Doris Day films at her grandmother’s house and yearned to live in a world like the one on the screen – sunny, colourful and where happy endings with chiselled leading men were guaranteed. But recently Claire’s opportunities for a little ‘pillow talk’ have been thin on the ground. Until she meets mysterious Dominic. Nic is full of secrets but their connection is instant. Could he help Claire finding the Hollywood ending she’s been searching for?
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps…
Before I start this review I need to thank Cara Frances for sending me a review copy of The Doris Day Vintage Club.
I absolutely love that feeling, you know the one; the one that happens when you start reading a book and it physically pains you to put it down. This is exactly the feeling I got when I started reading The Doris Day Vintage Film Club. Initially, it was the title that made me want to read the book. I grew up watching Doris Day movies and absolutely loved the sense of class and style that she seemed to ooze so effortlessly. What a privilege it is for me to say that Fiona Harper has captured this same sense of dignity with her novel.
The story’s protagonist, Claire, has been hit by many of life’s obstacles. The death of her mother and her beloved grandmother, being abandoned by her father at an early age and more recently – getting divorced; yet she still manages to slap a smile on her face every day. Yes, you have guessed it; our heroine is much like Doris Day herself whose own personal story shows not only a Hollywood legend but a survivor too.
In a modern take on the classic Doris Day/Rock Hudson movie Pillow Talk we see Claire fall in love with Nic, a handsome if not sometimes hapless hunk of a man. However, as we know from the Doris Day classic things aren’t always what they seem.
I adored The Doris Day Vintage Film Society. It was a light hearted story that just captures you from the very first word. You fall in love with Claire and Nic and you desperately want them to be together. You can see that they are perfect for each other and you can see that their path to true love won’t be easy but it is the kind of book that makes you yell “kiss her, you fool!” at the male lead and “Forgive him, you donut.” at the heroine.
If warm hearted romances that are unputdownable are your cup of tea then you need to read this book.
Finally, I need to thank Cara Frances for sending me a review copy of The Doris Day Vintage Club.
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