Annabel Buchanan has it all. A privileged life. Pots of cash. Looks and manners born of generations of fabulous breeding. At least, that's what she likes people to think. But Annabel's carefully created image is about to come crashing down.
With her beloved daughter Izzy in need of a
kidney transplant, Annabel is desperate to find a suitable donor. That's
how she comes to admit that before Annabel Buchanan there was Daisy
Benson, given up for adoption by her teenage mum and dad.
her biological family will be able to help, Annabel traces the Bensons
and is horrified by the embarrassing, chavvy bunch she discovers.
They're definitely not her kind of people. And she is equally baffling
But as Christmas approaches and Izzy's situation brings
the Benson and the Buchanan families closer, will Annabel discover at
last that blood is thicker than water?
Published: 6th November 2014
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Series or Stand-Alone: Book 2, Proper Family
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Review: 4 out of 5
What I loved about this story...
I really enjoyed the fact that you had two completely separate families; one 'well off' family who acted very posh and quite snobby like and one family who are more 'down to earth' and quite opinionated and loud. Following both of these families when their worlds collide was very entertaining. The two characters that I liked the most were Izzy and Sarah who strike up a friendship through all the rivalry and fighting between the families. Another two characters that I found particularly funny was Jack and his grandfather. Jack is a young boy and the grandfather is much older (obviously!) and is suffering from Alzheimer's. When these two get together, the results are really quite funny, particularly how much fun they have.
What I was not fond of with this story...
If I was completely honest, I was a bit disappointed by the ending. I won't spoil the story for you here but the conclusion to something that happens throughout this story was not the one I was expecting.
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