Review: Girls on Tour by Nicola Doherty

Friday 24 April 2015
Title: Girls on Tour
Author: Nicola Doherty
Publisher: Headline
Publication Date: 23rd April 2015
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781472218803
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 4/5
Purchase: Amazon
Poppy is bound for Paris, the City of Love. Could this be her chance to end her epic dry spell?

Lily is en route to her cousin's wedding in LA, where she's willing to break a few rules to land her dream role.

Maggie can't wait for her romantic ski holiday in Meribel - until it goes seriously off-piste.

Rachel packs for a glamorous Roman holiday, but a blast from the past is about to sabotage la dolce vita.

The girls get together and fly to Manhattan. But someone's been hiding a big secret in the Big Apple...

Hilarious, romantic and unputdownable, Girls on Tour is an irresistible series of interlinked stories about four ordinary girls who have extraordinary fun in faraway places. Follow them in an unforgettable year that includes breaking up, making up, new jobs and some big surprises ...

There seems to be a real trend at the minute either for novella series or for actual novels to be published in parts. I have to say that despite reading a couple myself, it's not something I am crazy about and as an impatient reader I want the whole story at once. I had already read Poppy Does Paris and Lily Does L.A. back in August, and so I reread them in this book to reacquaint myself with the characters and their story.

Firstly, I love the cover for Girls on Tour, and it is probably my favourite of Nicola Doherty's books so far. Secondly, if you aren't going on holiday this year then you will finish this book feeling like you have. It really is a lot of fun, and despite some of the drama and heartache that our characters face along the way, I was really jealous that I wasn't along for the ride with these four amazing women!

Poppy, Lily, Maggie and Rachel are four different and individual girls but not entirely dissimilar. Having not one but four characters to follow was great, and female readers will easily recognise themselves, or their own friends in one of the four girls. I also enjoy Chick Lit more when our characters live accessible lives, and face true to life issues, as the girls do here. They are believable characters that readers will really be able to relate to.

It's hard to summarise what each book is about without stepping into spoiler territory, safe to say that each novella tells each individual girls story brilliantly (and the characters feature in each other's titled stories), before bringing them all together at the end for a New York finale. Nicola is a brilliant writer and these books contain everything that is required for a good story. There's comedy, shocks, drama, romance, lots of surprises and more than a couple of didn't-see-coming twists.

Girls on Tour is a book you will not want to end, and I would love to read about one or all of these girls again in a future novel from Nicola. I've said it before but I'll repeat it here, I just love Nicola's books and she's fast becoming a firm favourite of mine, and an author I know will never disappoint.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks Shaun, I'm glad it gave you a mini-holiday! Thanks for coming on tour :)


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