Book Review – A Clean Sweep

Hello, wonderlandians. Hope you Saturday is going great! I’m will be seeing Avengers – Infinity Wars today. The college where my mom works is hosting a nine hour movie premier with the guys who directed the movie as they went to school there.

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I will be checking on my blog at the intermission to hear what you guys thought of the review.

Disclaimer – This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review. You guys know I don’t bullshit with my reviews.
A CLEAN SWEEP is a laugh-out-loud tale of love, lies and second chances.ACleanSweepcover (1)

Love comes around when you least expect it. Fifty-something widow Emily isn’t expecting romance. Nor is she expecting a hunky twenty-something chimney sweep on her doorstep.
Daughter Tabitha knows something isn’t quite right with her relationship, while her boss – Abba-loving Meryl – thinks she’s found the real deal. Are they both right, or pursuing Mr Wrong?
Emily’s sister, Celeste, has the perfect marriage … or does she? Can a fitness tracker lead her down the path to happiness or heartbreak?
Susan is single, overweight and resigned to a life of loneliness. There was the one who got away but you don’t get another try, do you?
Prepare for a rollercoaster ride of emotions in a book that will grab your heart, make you smile and wish you had a chimney to sweep.

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The Cover

I really the artistic style of the cover. It gives me Mary Poppins vibes. The colors complement each other.

So I had so much feeling about this book. It was slow in the beginning for me to get into because I just wasn’t really connecting with any of the characters. But then I found that even though I wasn’t connecting because of the age gap between me and most of the characters that I found myself growing to absolutely love them. And the author shows that no matter what age you are you can connect the stories of people. With every situation that Emily, Celeste, Susan, and Tabatha went through I found myself crying, routing and yelling at this book because you get attached to these characters.

I think one really cool thing that I did when reading this book is I applied to speed reading techniques. I was having issues with my Kindle freezing on me so I knew that I had to read quickly and I actually really enjoyed the speed reading than I did. I found myself reading faster and enjoying the story a lot more. So if you guys are ever in a bind and you have a short amount of time to read I would really recommend trying speed reading.

I really do recommend this book. I love this book.

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Author Bio
Audrey Davis survived secondary school on the West coast of Scotland. Rubbish at science but not too bad at English, she originally wanted to be an actress but was persuaded that journalism was a safer option. Probably wise. She studied at Napier College in Edinburgh, the only place in Scotland at that time to offer a journalism course.
Her first foray into the hard-nosed newspaper world was as a junior reporter in Dumfriesshire. Duties included interviewing farmers about the prize-winning heifers to reporting on family tragedies. She persuaded her editor to let her launch an entertainment column which meant meeting the odd celebrity – or just the downright odd. From there, she moved to the loftier rank of senior reporter back in her home patch. Slightly more money, less farm animals but a higher crime rate. As Taggart would say: ‘There’s been a murrrrder!’
After a stint in London on a video magazine – yes, she is that old – Audrey moved to Singapore with her fiancé. She tried valiantly to embrace the stinking heat, humidity and lack of jobs, although she did work briefly on a magazine which was banned by the government for ‘artistic’ use of naked men’s bottoms.
Next on her adventures was a land Down Under where her main focus was raising Cost Centre One (aka firstborn) and coming to terms with the imminent arrival of Number Two. Still, she loved the Aussie way of life – BBQs, beaches and bring your own booze to restaurants – so it came as a blow when OH announced a move back to the UK. Not a job between them, the climate a possible deal breaker and an Exorcist-style vomiting infant on the flight home didn’t bode well …
Always a survivor, Audrey sought out similar-minded friends (i.e. slightly bonkers), got the children into a good school and thought about taking up writing again. Sadly, thinking about it was as far as she got, unless you count shopping lists. Then, hubby drops another bombshell. Switzerland. As in – it’s packing time again. Off to the land of cheese, chocolate, scarily efficient trains and a couple of teeny, tiny issues. Like driving on the ‘wrong’ side of the road and speaking a foreign language (French). The former was conquered fairly quickly (we’ll skip over the wall demolition in week two), the latter remains an ongoing battle of the hopeful against the hopeless. At least she provides amusement for the local workforce.
It wasn’t until 2016 that Audrey rediscovered her writing mojo with an online Writing Fiction course. From there, her first novel – A Clean Sweep – was born, although it took a bit longer than nine months from conception. A short, darker prequel – A Clean Break – followed, and in November 2017 she published the first in a novella trilogy, The Haunting of Hattie Hastings Part One. Part Two is published on 21 March 2018, with the conclusion following in May/June. After which she might have a wee lie down …
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Thank you all for for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Much love



9 thoughts on “Book Review – A Clean Sweep

  1. I read and enjoyed this one and also felt better and cared more about the characters at the end than at the beginning, Celeste and Tabitha weren’t appealing to me at the beginning. But I snorted and smirked at Celeste’s malapropisms – so clever!


  2. I have my eye on this book. It really appeals to me. Thanks for your brilliant, honest review. I hope you enjoyed your movie!


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