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About The Book
Falling in love is never simple. Especially when you're dead.
When Rosie Potter wakes up one morning with what she assumes is the world's worst hangover, the last thing she expects is to discover that she's actually dead. With a frustrating case of amnesia, suspicious circumstances surrounding her untimely demise, and stuck wearing her ugliest flannel PJs, Rosie must figure out not only what happened last night, but why on earth she's still here.
Slowly the mystery unravels, but there are many other secrets buried in the quiet Irish village of Ballycarragh, and nobody is as innocent as they first appear. Aided by the unlikeliest of allies in her investigation, Rosie discovers that life after death isn't all it's cracked up to be, particularly when you might just be falling in love . . .
In this hilarious, life-affirming and romantic journey through Rosie Potter's afterlife, she shares the ghostly tale of how she lived, she died, and she loved (in that order).
About The Author
Kate Winter is a journalist, novelist and storyteller from the North West of Ireland who was lucky enough to grow up with no TV (though she didn't consider it a lucky break at the time) and lots of books. After graduating from University of Ulster with first class honours and the Ulster Television Award for her BA in Media Studies, Kate promptly forged a glittering career for herself in waitressing. Then one day, beside a swimming pool in Australia, Kate decided it was time to write a book. The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP) is a romantic and darkly funny romp, and is Kate's debut novel.
This book hits you where it hurts. The heart. The story follows my new heroine Rosie Potter and how she wakes up dead. Now usually this would mean a love story would be difficult, well impossible how could a ghost fall in love with anyone. Well because poor Rosie hasn't crossed over as she has unfinished business, how did she die? and why? and who killed her? luckily she isn't completely alone she has her brother's best friend, a man she has known all her life, he can see and hear her so stumbling around in her flannel pyjamas she tries to unravel the mess that is her death.
The book has some hilarious moments, its full of belly wobbling laughs. I loved Rosie's outbursts and her paranoia how she felt so deeply for her best friend Jenny even though she was hiding something which creates tension for them both, Rosie was a real breathe of fresh air. She was just a bit crazy, a flannel wearing dramatic ghost that only realises what she has, when she can't have it.
Charles Walker, oh Charles bloody Walker. the definition of an aching heart. The understanding, handsome man who is the only beacon of light Rosie has during her afterlife. He is her partner in crime and helps her uncover the truth even if the truth is about as useful as a hole in the head.
The book is emotional, it touches on every emotion taking you on a journey of laughs, jealousy, love and pain. I enjoyed it so much. The ending blew my mind. I ached and cried. I cried so much I had to go get chocolate before I read the epilogue. The emotional ending filled me up and thawed me out. The epilogue, well that made me borderline hysterical. This isn't a tear jerker, its soul wrenching.
Nothing but beautiful Kate Winter's début novel is exquisite.
5 STARS FOR THE HAPPY EVER AFTERLIFE OF ROSIE POTTER BY KATE WINTER
I'm a bookwhore, yes I said it, I have no shame, I will wander off with any old book I'm not even a little bit ashamed. Twenty Seven, Mum, SEND Teaching Assistant, general beauty hoarder and lover of the Irish.