One of the first things I did when I got my Kindle on Friday was to go through the Amazon Marketplace and purchase books written by friends or those I know through Twitter. This included Christa Charter’s or, as she’s better known, @trixie360’s book The Sleepless Nanny. There is some background to the book on her blog. Amazon.co.uk link.
I keep telling myself that I don’t have any guilty pleasure books and that I don’t mind that some books might not be as highbrow as others, but in all honesty I varely rarely find myself talking about chicklit. I don’t even like a lot of it, most are annoying characters or too much of a will they, won’t they for me to enjoy and they make me want to scream just like most, if not all, rom-coms.
I finished reading The Sleepless Nanny within a few hours and it was enjoyable and I couldn’t stop reading. That’s not to say that there aren’t issues with it, the pace at times feels too rushed and at other times too slow, but the characters work well. The story was believable and whilst there are some little grammar niggles it worked and I particularly enjoyed seeing all loose ends resolved.
I’m now looking forward to seeing what Christa is writing next.
For £1.87 I expected a lot less.