[KINDLE] ❆ The Singalong Society for Singletons ❥ Katey Lovell – Dolove.info

The Singalong Society for Singletons Review I loved this novel so much It was seriously so much fun The fact that this book features a couple of teachers including a year 6 teacher and a teaching assistant, as well as a long distance relationship and a ton of fabulous musicals means that it is right up my street But if you re not into any of those things, or can t relate to any of those things, don t worry, this novel is about so much too There is moments of identiy crisis, moments that deal with unrequited love, moments where first aid needs to come into play and so many issues facing us today in society I really related to all of the characters in this book I loved Monique and the situation she is in in her life Although she is a little younger than me, I can relate to her on so many levels I don t think anyone could not love Mon, she has so much going on but is such a positive and compassionate person who clearly loves her friends and family to the moon and back Roommate Issy is equally as loveable and I know you will all be able to feel her need for a glass of red bigger than her head on a Friday night, especially given that she is a year 6 teacher with Ofsted and Sats looming Connie and Hope make up the rest of the cast of girls, and if you forget who s who, there s a cast list at the beginning of the book to keep you d straight something which I love The storyline centres around the four girls and their singalong society for singletons We meet them having just set up the society when Issy invites actors Ray and Liam to join them.you know this makes for some interesting moments I love the fact that no issue is left untackled here including revealing a same sex relationship to overly conservative parents This is the only moment in the book where I wanted just a little bit than this author gave I felt there could have been made of the scene where this May or may not happen no spoilers but I still loved this couple all the same I really liked the long distance relationship aspect of the book because I can completely empathise with that and of course, all the attention to the detail when it came to the teachers This author clearly knows her stuff when it comes to working in a primary school and I love her for getting it so right I need to mention the structure of this book as well Each chapter takes place on Friday night when the group watch and singalong to each musical You get to know which miss it is and who chose it I defy anyone not to sing a number or two as they are reading this when their favourite musical comes along And fear not If you aren t that into musical, each chapter also has some details abotj the film show and it s biggest numbers I found this quite helpful as I totally couldn t Rememebr what songs came from a certain Rogers and Hammerstein film that the cast watched fabulous It also sparked an idea in my mind for watching all of this shows mentioned I need to do it now This book is about so much than the musicals though, but I ve rambled on enough I urge you to pick up this feel good bouncy book and discover the joy for yourself, I m going to go and watch Rocky Horror A nice, undemanding read which draws you in Good to see a lgbtq character Shame my favourite musical wasn t in there but they can t all be Quirky, Cute And Utterly Romantic Bestselling Author Rebecca RaisinMonique And Issy Are Teachers, Housemates And Lovers Of Musicals Their Friday Night Routine Consists Of Snacks, Wine And The Frozen DVD So When Monique S Boyfriend Moves To America For A Year And Her Sister Hope Moves In Because Of Her Own Relationship Woes, Friday Nights Get A New Name The Singalong Society For Singletons It S A Chance To Get Together, Sing Along To Their Favourite Tracks From The Best Loved West End Shows, And Forget The Worries Of Work, Relationships And Love Or Lack Of It But When Issy Shares The Details Of Their Little Group Further Afield, They Get Some Unexpected New Members Who Might Just Change Their Opinions On Singledom For Good The Singalong Society for Singletons is a terrific idea for a novel, and beautifully executed by Katey Lovell, author of The Boy in The series of short stories I was really impressed by how assured the writing for this, her first novel, is She effortlessly glides through multiple plot lines, complex character development and remembering a great many lines from musicals I was particularly delighted that she does not shy away from darker moments as this novel progresses There is real depth and heart to this book which hooks you in and makes you root for her characters to the very end.The story is narrated by Mon, a young woman whose childhood sweetheart, Justin, has declared a self imposed relationship break, by taking a job in the States and leaving Mon behind Supported by her house mates, Mon attempts to move through her heartache, and find peace and purpose of her own in the most unorthodox of ways She becomes part of a group who meet every week to watch and celebrate the power of musical theatre to inspire, cheer and change lives There is a shameless celebration of sheer kitsch here that lifts the book, and yet the dark heart of what Mon and the other characters go through, anchors this firmly in reality and makes this a book of welcome contrasts and real emotional journeys for both the characters and the readers I loved it. Book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review The main characters are teachers and the book is all about musicals, the perfect combination for me I got really excited when I first heard about Katey s book, because I m a huge musical fan Mon and Issy are teachers and what they love most is musicals Their Friday night consist of watching one and having fun Things change about when they are joined by Mon s sister Grace and Mon s boyfriend leaves for a America for a year The Singalong Society for Singletons is born Every Friday night is dedicated to another show and so is every chapter The idea of this is very clever and fab Every time someone else picks the musical and it was always very interesting, to see what they would pick.After a while they are joined by some unexpected strangers, who quickly become part of the singalong party They have a lot of fun together and I just loved all the musical theatre talk It s a book I ve been waiting for Musicals are included and the characters love them as much as I do.Things change with these new arrivals, for Issy, but also for Mon, who still has a boyfriend in the States However, she starts questioning her relationship with Justin.Even though the whole story is based on these musicals, the characters still get their story to tell and it s actually a great mix and change between the scenes This book is great, because Katey has a real talent for developing a storyline, creating relatable characters and still including so much about all these musicals.Some musicals covered are Lis Mis, Oliver , Wicked, Grease and many It was very exciting to see the characters interact while watching them and then also overcoming hurdles and other things.This is definitely a feel good read, with emotions, fun and lots of excitement I was actually sad, when I had to say goodbye to the characters and that s always a good sign.4.5 5 The Singalong Society for Singletons is the feel good book of the year I couldn t stop smiling from cover to cover, especially after seeing the list of musicals right at the start that were going to be featured So many favourites of mine If you are a fan of musicals, then you will without a doubt adore this book, if you aren t then don t worry as you aren t expected to know the shows inside out, and there is a fantastic story of friendship and romances within the singalong society The only slightly small niggle I had with the book was the amount of times I had to stop reading to double check I had a sound track on my ipod, or in the case of one DVD mentioned, rushing to to check it really existed sorry didn t realise the Shrek Musical had, had a DVD releasemay have to add that to my collection, since I love the show and soundtrack The only other slight problem you may have with this wonderful book is if you are like me, you will end up with various songs running through your head as you read the story For me its so refreshing for me to know the majority of what would be the soundtrack to a book In fact I loved how occasionally the lyrics from some of the films would just make their way into the regular descriptions and dialogue very clever by the author The overwhelming feeling I had while reading this book was just how much Katey Lovell must have enjoyed researching this book, everything about it is spot on, and I loved the night out at Rocky Horror, which is one of my all time favourite shows to see live The cult atmosphere of the show was summed up perfectly, complete with the dressing upwith the exception of Monique , I loved all the other s costumes, especially Liam But what is a Singalong Society for Singletons you may be wondering at this point Well after Monique, Issy and Hope were watching Frozen and belting out Let I t Go, they realised just how much better they felt just by singing along They decide to meet each Friday evening and to watch musicals, catch up as friends and generally have a good time with the songs They invite their other close friend Connie to join in and since they were all single at the time the society was born Within a couple of weeks Ray and Liam are added to the group, and they provide a massive burst of energy to the rest of the book Two straight guys with a love of musical theatre, and both appearing to have to them than meets the eyes, and they are both single too, so fitted in brilliantly The story is told as a series of weekly Friday meetings, and we catch up with what everyone has been up to during the week, as well as their chatter while they watch the chosen musical of the week Always loads of snacks are available, and early on there are some fantastic conversations during The Lion King, sparking all manner of changes with one of the Singletons I honestly didn t want this book to finish ever, there were so many musicals that could have been incorporated but on the whole I think the majority of people will recognise a large amount of these shows, they are generally classics whether you have seen them on stage or screen All that is left for me to say is that this book proves what I thought earlier in the year when reading other shorter works by the author, and that is Katey Lovell is a rising talent, and is one to watch in the upcoming years as she produces hopefully wonderful escapist stories Thank you so much to Katey Lovell for the opportunity to have an early review copy This was my honest opinion. Oh I have so much love for this book I adore the premise for this book and simply need to start a singalong society of my own Let me tell you a little secret I love musicals Oh wait it s not a secret at all everyone knows it My lovely and wonderful mum got me into musicals from a really early age I m talking probably before I was born But I do remember proper musicals always being on the tv when I was growing up This had led to me loving nothing than going to the theatre to watch my favourite musicals With my mum of course One of my other not so secret loves are Disney movies I absolutely love Disney and was over the moon excited by the many references and Disney movies referenced in the book Eeeekkkk I grew up on Disney and musicals and it s not a surprise that I could quote you the dialog and sing the songs at the drip of a hat Hell I don t even need a drop of the hat I just do it anyway So this book was right up my street from the beginning Throw in a great storyline, some amazing characters that I would just love to be friends with Throw in pretty much every emotion that you can think of and hay presto you have a book that is made for me This book is perfection and I really really want it to be a series I really ant to visit these characters again in the future and I really really can t wait to read books by Katey Lovell Please please go to your bookshops in the 15th of December when this amazing book hits the stores Or even better if you have a kindle you can download it now for just 2.99 it s a steal at half the price I love this book Thank you Katey Lovell. I LOVE musicals I LOVE Katey Lovell s Meet Cute series And I LOVE THIS BOOK Can you fall in love whilst you re singing your heart out Katey Lovell s homage to the old school charm of musicals is a wonderfully fresh, quirky and romantic read Not that it s all jazz hands and romance Katey isn t afraid to show the good and the bad, and presents a cast of very real characters, who have felt like old friends every time I dipped back in to read THE SINGALONG SOCIETY FOR SINGLETONS is this year s most charming romance it will make your heart sing Originally posted on This Chick ReadsCopy provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review The Singalong Society for Singletons by Katey Lovell is one of my most anticipated autumn releases I haven t had the chance to read any of Katey s novellas in The Meet Cute series, and was so excited when I was approved to read her new full length novel by her publishers Although I m not single and I hardly even remember how singledom feels like, this cute novel refreshed my memory and made me think of those years What immediately caught my eye were the gorgeous cover and super fun blurb I m a big sucker for a beautiful cover and books on friendship The Singalong Society for Singletons tells the story of few friends, all single who spend every Friday night devouring musicals and Disneys animated movies Friday is the day when anything is possible, to cry about your life taking the wrong turn, laugh like crazy while singing to LET IT GO for the millionth time and even have a break through moments while chatting and deciding to take up a new career You see, for Monique, Issy, Hope and Connie the singalong society is not just just a way to vent, but a place where you can share anything and not be judged Monique has just been through a hard break with a man she was with since 11th grade Justin leaves for a year and even though original plans are to make their relationship work even long distance, it seems Justin wants to focus on his career Mon is practically left without a say and finds herself single Single but not alone, as she has her friends who will not only cheer her up but also change her life for the better Issy s having her own problems, trying to figure out how to help her 17 year old pregnant sister Connie is helping out her dad and seems she s settled for so little She feels like her life is not what she wanted and that she forgot her dreams But thank god for the singalong society and her friends who make her realise she needs to chase her dreams Hope is Mon s sister and has just been dumped by her girlfriend But all their troubles seem to vanish when they hear the tunes of their favourite musicals When Ray and Liam join the group, things get a lot interesting and fun.The Singalong Society for Singletons is a cute, undemanding book It s easy to read and perfect after a hard working day However, it felt too light a read for my taste The girls are an interesting bunch and despite going through a rough period, they are optimists I love these type of characters in my chick lits , but I didn t feel them on a deeper level so I could make a decent connection with them.I m not the biggest fan of musicals but I do believe music heals I ve been there, singing Let it Go from the top of my lungs trying to forget how some person mistreated me I was not familiar with some of the songs or musicals mentioned, but that didn t stop me from reading.The thing I liked the most was the girls friendship The girls have this amazing bond between them and it made me think about friendships and how much one true friend means than million so called friends But I expected romance, especially at the beginning of the book when Mon and Justin break up I wanted to feel a bit of her grief, rage, whatever I wanted her to persuade me she loved Justin so much in deeds, not just words I couldn t help but think a crucial part of their story is missing, and this definitely affected my perception on Monique later on However, it s a super fast read and I think it took me less than 3 hours to finish it If you re looking for a light chick lit to take your mind off your problems, this is the book for you Who knows, you might even sing along to some songs or put that Frozen DVD on to watch for the millionth time. I can t even put into words how much I loved this Review to follow closer to publication

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