Friday Five Challenge

Welcome to my Friday Five Challenge
(Original idea from Rosie Amber at

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To join in read the rules at the bottom.

My choice today was in the Women Writers and Fiction category and what first caught my eye was the title. The pool picture makes it an obvious summer read.

In love for a week

It is obviously Chick Lit but that can cover a wide range from rubbish to an excellent read!

The description has all the right ingredients:-

Jenny loves to house-sit: looking after a stranger’s perfect home and pretending to be someone else – just for a bit. Her latest booking is a beautiful rambling country house owned by the glamorous Lewis family. Freed of teaching duties for the summer, Jenny plans to do nothing more challenging than walk the family’s badly behaved dog and laze by the pool.

But it appears that the plot darkens.  She discovers a skeleton in the family closet and hidden secrets while also finding love again after her divorce.

Reviews range from 5 to 2 though most are 4 or 5.  Those who gave low stars seem to be disappointed that this book is darker than Fiona Walker’s previous novels, while others find the book funny and full of unexpected twists and turns.

For £2.99 I might just BUY if it weren’t that I have so many exciting books waiting in my To Read collection!

So now it’s your turn.

Get yourself a cuppa and give yourself 5 minutes.

In today’s online shopping age, readers often base their buying decisions from small postage stamp size book covers (Thumb-nails), a quick glance at the book description and the review. How much time do they really spend making that buying decision?

AUTHORS – You often only have seconds to get a reader to buy your book, is your book cover and book bio up to it?

My Friday Five Challenge is this….. IN ONLY FIVE MINUTES….

1) Go to any online book supplier,

2) Randomly choose a category,

3) Speed through the book covers, choose one which has instantly appealed to your eye,

4) Read the book Bio/ Description for this book, and any other details.

5) If there are reviews, check out a couple,

6) Make an instant decision, would you BUY or PASS?


5 thoughts on “Friday Five Challenge

  1. Ooh I love the idea of house sitting and poking about in someone else’s life – plus a free holiday, I think I’d give this one a go, definitely fits the summer reading theme with that cover. Not read any other books by this author, so I would have nothing to compare it with, which is often a good thing. A BUY from me.


  2. Doesn’t appeal to me enough to buy, but it looks okay. I am not keen on chick lit because I don’t find the ‘women getting into hilarious scrapes’ thing particularly funny ~ though I realise I am in a minority, and this looks like the better end of the genre!

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