The Poppy Effect
The Little Unicorn Gift Shop by Kellie Hailes is a delightful, warm, tender and fun contemporary novel. It is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The infectious joie de vivre is definitely catching. It is a book of high energy. “You run on pure enthusiasm.”
The main themes are of friendship and love. Some friendships are just made for life. The years and miles cannot diminish them.
A belief that a character is unlovable will just break your heart. “The harsh whisper… reminding her that she wasn’t good enough. She wasn’t worth loving.” Our early years experience will set our foundations for life. Protecting our heart is key – but one can only run for so long. Sooner or later we must face our fears and our past.
Love blossoms in the novel. The reader catches the budding and developing even though the characters try to disguise it.
It was a pure delight to witness the banter between the leading characters – amusing and cheeky in a ‘carry on’ humour sort of way. A zest for life contrasts with a more cautious approach. The result was explosive chemistry.
The novel is a light hearted read but dig beneath the surface to expose pain that will break your heart.
Finishing the novel has left me smiling. I loved the friendship, business venture and huge hearts to be found within the pages. Give yourself a pick-me-up today and buy The Little Unicorn Gift Shop.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.