Book Review

Book Review : “In A New York Minute” by Nicola Stretton.

I make no secret of the fact that I love New York City. When I was given the chance to read “In A New York Minute” I knew instantly that I could not turn it down.

“In A New York Minute” tells the story of Phoebe Robinson, a Londoner who wins a competition for a week long holiday in Los Angeles. When a meteorological problem forces her plane to make an unplanned landing in New York she quickly adjusts to her plans being changed; it’s still America, it’s still free and it’s still a holiday! A chance meeting with a modern day knight in shining armour continues to change the face of her trip, just what will happen next?

I enjoyed reading “In A New York Minute”. It’s pretty standard chick lit fare, with common twists and turns throughout the plot. Despite this it never felt like I was reading something I’d read before. I enjoyed the characters and found myself caring about what happened to them.

One thing I found interesting with this book is the fact that it’s a self published book. Whilst I’ve been seeing more and more of these books appearing and being discussed this was my first opportunity to read one. In general I found the experience a positive one. Whilst the book is fairly standard in terms of page size, it is a very thin book (97 pages). Whereas I’d initially thought it must be a short story, it is instead printed with a fairly small print size. I had no problem with this, but I do wonder whether some readers would find it a challenge.

I definitely enjoyed this book and look forward to seeing how Nicola Stretton grows as an author with future books.

“In A New York Minute” can be bought with a 25% discount from as a paperback book or ebook. You can follow Nicola Stretton on Twitter and on Facebook. Whilst I was provided with a review copy of the book all of the opinions expressed are my own.

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