Coco's Secret - Niamh Greene
Source: Review copy courtesy of Penguin
Coco Swan has always been embarrassed by her name.
With a name like Coco, she thinks people expect her to be as exotic and glamorous as the famous designer, not an ordinary-looking small-town antiques dealer who could win an award for living cautiously.
But when a vintage Chanel handbag turns up in a box of worthless bric-a-brac, Coco's quiet world is turned upside down. Where did it come from? And is it just coincidence that it's the same bag Coco's late mother always wanted for her?
When Coco discovers a mysterious, decades-old letter hidden in the bag's lining, she sets off on a quest to piece together the story behind it, stumbling across secrets that span three generations as she goes.
Could the beautiful Chanel bag be about to teach Coco more than she wants to learn? Or will it show her just where her heart can take her if she lets it lead the way?
Coco's Secret is such a warm and wonderful book. Full of charm and intrigue. It really does have you captivated in it's grasp. I adored it from start to finish and found my self pleasantly surprised that the build up and outcome to the plot was not one that was expected.
A fresh book about love that really does leave you with a warm heart at the end of it. Fast paced, extremely well written in a modern way. It is full of exciting and funny characters all so utterly charming that you love them all. Plenty of twists and turns and sub plots to keep you interested and gripped.
Sorry, I really can't write anything more about it as I don't want to slip and give away a spoiler. One you don't want to miss out on I can asure you.
A book made of wonder and heaven.