Blog Tour – ‘The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP)’ by Kate Winter @KatiCut @littlebookcafe
I'm sure there is nothing worse than waking up dead, and that is exactly what happens to Rosie Potter. Thinking at first she is suffering from a very bad hangover. However Rosie soon realises that is the least of her worries as she is, in fact, dead suffering from amnesia, and unable to move on. When it become that all is not what it seem it becomes her mission with the help of an unexpected ally to discover whom, how & why she is dead.
The story is told from Rosie's POV, and I won't say much about it as I don't want to give away spoilers. I will say don't let the title put you off as despite the subject matter that yes Rosie Potter is dead. It's not as dark as you may expect; it is a lighthearted & entertaining. Just look at the colourful cover, it's not one that screams Doom and gloom. Now is it?
I loved Rosie’s wit, sense of humor, vibrant personality and her determination. There were some touching moments between her and other characters as they come to turns with the realization her life is now sadly over.
Rosie was an entertaining character, and I have to say so were many of the secondary characters that live in the quiet Irish Village of Ballycarragh. Loved the banter between these characters they made me laugh many times. Apart from the odd one or two who I wanted to slap! I liked them all, especially Charles I won't say much about him, but he was a sweetheart, and I did have a soft spot for him.
Overall this was a heartwarming, humorous and touching read with a paranormal element. I did like the twist at the end and was certainly unexpected. I have to say thought I knew who killed Rosie’s, but I was wrong. It did make me think of the film Ghost as the premise was similar, but as this is one of my favourite films (I love Patrick Swayze) I didn’t care.
The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP) was Kate Winter’s debut novel I was truly impressed, and I liked her writing style it was witty and engaging from the start. Kate has written a story that yes, did make me think that life can be short, and maybe we shouldn't take everything for granted, as we don't know what's around the corner. But that being said it wasn’t in depressing way and after reading the lovely epilogue I was left with a smile on my face. I enjoyed being on Rosie’s life-affirming and romantic journey.
I’m looking forward to reading Kate’s next book.
Oh, and would I like to see what people think about me after I have gone? Mmmm I’m not too sure.
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Kate Winter is a journalist, novelist and storyteller from the North West of Ireland who was lucky enough to grow up with no TV (though she didn't consider it a lucky break at the time) and lots of books. After graduating from University of Ulster with first class honours and the Ulster Television Award for her BA in Media Studies, Kate promptly forged a glittering career for herself in waitressing. Then one day, beside a swimming pool in Australia, Kate decided it was time to write a book. The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP) is Kate's debut novel.
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