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The Kicking The Bucket List By Cathy Hopkins #Review

About The Book 

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Cathy Hopkins

Warm, wise and full of heart… I absolutely loved this book.’ Lucy Diamond

Meet the daughters of Iris Parker. Dee; sensitive and big-hearted; Rose uptight and controlled and Fleur the reckless free spirit.
At the reading of their mother’s will, the three estranged women are aghast to discover that their inheritance comes with strings attached. If they are to inherit her wealth, they must spend a series of weekends together over the course of a year and carry out their mother’s ‘bucket list’.

But one year doesn’t seem like nearly enough time for them to move past the decades-old layers of squabbles and misunderstandings. Can they grow up for once and see that Iris’ bucket list was about so much more than money…

My Review

I loved the cover of the book and the title. That’s what grabbed my attention first. It’s easy reading, the words flowing with no difficulty and not overly descriptive which I find drowns a book.

The idea of Iris knowing her daughters were at odds and wanting to fix it was beautiful. With her trusty sidekicks you can imagine the days and nights of planning and the distraction it must have gave Iris.
I found it odd not having a character to emotionally connect with. I thought the three sisters to be a bit cold and harsh. I wanted to care about them and be cheering from the sidelines for them to get on. But it didn’t happen. I thought their behaviour to be immature at times. They annoyed me. I loved Anna. She had the right attitude. The situation with Rose hit me like a brick. It was very heavy and ever so drastic. It took death to make some sort of resolution. Also, I don’t think it needed the cursing. It gave it a harshness that wasn’t needed and it would hinder who I could suggest the book too. Overall I liked the book. I did enjoy it. I wanted to know what happened with Dee’s house. It had been an integral part of the plot. So could there be a sequel? If there was I would definitely buy it. I loved the mindfulness parts and it made me want to look more into that.

Overall a good book with a very important message

 

 

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