Monday, March 10, 2014

Review: Storm in a B Cup by Lindy Dale

Title:  Storm in a B Cup
Author:  Lindy Dale
Genre:  Chick Lit
Publisher:  Secret Creek Press
Release Date:  January 23, 2014
File Size/Pages:  897 KB/23 pgs
Source:  CLP Blog Tours

My Rating:  5/5

Summary:  “It’s my funeral. If I want you to play Bon Jovi as they wheel my body away to be cremated you’ll do it.”

The horrified look on Brendan's face says he'll do anything but. “People will laugh.”

“I want them to. I want a funeral where everyone stands around and remembers the funny things I did, and then they get really pissed."

Sophie Molloy has Breast Cancer. She didn’t think it was cancer to begin with, she thought it was another cyst. She also didn’t think it would be the catalyst for a series of life changing events, none of which involved chemotherapy. Within months of her diagnosis, Sophie loses not only her right breast but her boyfriend of three years, her house and her best friend. Her life spirals from great to bad, then ugly. Nothing can make it better, not even the crazy care packages her mother keeps sending from Melbourne.

To make matters worse, Sophie fears she’s developing a crush on the plastic surgeon that will be reconstructing her breast. Dr. Hanson has the bedside manner of an angel and the looks to match. He’s so caring and compassionate, Sophie begins to believe he cares about her in a most non-doctor-patient kind of way. But he doesn’t, of course. He’s merely her doctor. Or does he?

A fictional tale, based on the author's medical journey with the disease, Storm in a B Cup is a warm-hearted glimpse into the world of a Breast Cancer sufferer that will have you laughing out loud.

Review:  I received this novel from CLP for Lindy's blog tour in exchange for my honest opinion, and I absolutely LOVED this novel. The novel begins with Sophie Molloy, the main character, and her possible diagnosis with breast cancer. After what seems like ages to Sophie (but chapters for us), we find out that Sophie does have breast cancer. After her diagnosis and with a plan in her head, Sophie, and even her young son, Rory, seems to handle the news well. Sophie's boyfriend, Brendan, on the other hand, doesn't take the news well and turns into a real jerk! Just when I thought things were finally looking up for Sophie, I'm hit with the scene I didn't see coming when she goes in for surgery. Overall, I absolutely loved this novel! It was fun, fast-paced, and showed a funny approach on a not so funny subject. I think Lindy did an amazing job with the characters she incorporated in the novel and I commend her for writing such an amazing book. This is definitely one of those STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND GO BUY THIS NOVEL!!

Author Bio

Lindy lives on acreage in country Western Australia where she spends her days teaching, writing, walking and looking after orphan lambs. (See Daisy Darling)

She’s a hopeless U2 and Bon Jovi fan - as judged by her collection of tour t-shirts. She’s also rugby union fanatic, coffee and champagne lover, chocoholic, over-exaggerator, trashy TV, music and iPhone addict.

Lindy has been writing in the genre of Chick Lit & Women's Fiction for the past ten years but has also tried her hand at a paranormal romance in the book, Angel’s Bend. Chick Lit remains her main love.

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