Eloise. What secrets did she take to her grave? By Judy Finnigan After her best friend Eloise dies from breast cancer, Cathy is devastated. Eloise by Judy Finnigan. Kate Saunders. October 6 , am, The Times. Cathy is shattered when her best friend, Eloise, dies from breast cancer. But she . It was almost inevitable that Judy Finnigan, one half of television’s ‘Richard and Judy’, a couple who have done so much to promote books and their authors.

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Her husband Chris equally so- as a psychiatrist it just did not ring true. As it turned out, the setting in beautiful Cornwall was the one thing I really enjoyed about the story, even when parts of the book read like advertising from the local tourism board. Stung by her husband’s scepticism, Cathy decides to explore Eloise’s mysterious past, putting herself in danger as she finds herself drawn ever finngan into her friend’s great – and tragic – secret.

This situation is putting a severe strain on their marriage. Abacus Prague Spring Simon Mawer. From my holiday notebook: Please update your billing details here to continue enjoying your access to the most informative and considered journalism in the UK.

InJudy’s name became synonymous with discovering and sharing great fiction, through the Richard and Judy Book Club, where authors including Kate Mosse, Rosamund Lupton and Victoria Hislop were championed and brought to the attention of millions of readers.

Lead character Cathy is insane, her heart constantly flooding with love for her daughter, her husbands kiss dripping water into her mouth like a dried up plant. When Eloise begins to appear to her in her dreams, trying to convince her that her children are in terrible danger, Cathy finds it difficult to turn to anyone for help without appearing crazy and disturbed — even her husband Chris is doubting her sanity.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But what will happen if they realise how they met Scouring the internet for a suitable partner for Jen, Aiden finds Tom.

It tells the story of a woman grieving for the loss of her friend, the eponymous Eloise, who has died, prematurely, at the age of forty-five from cancer. Apr 20, Adele Geraghty rated it did not like it Shelves: So when his colleague, Jen, is dumped unceremoniously by her dreadful boyfriend, Aiden decides to take matters – and Jen’s life – into his own hands. The book also at times came across as more of a diary of events that Judy had possibly been through herself, rather than a true novel.

Luckily for Jen and Tom, Aiden’s not just an interfering colleague. Could the story become a trilogy; told through the eyes of a dying psychiatrist and through the voice of Eloise?

Although it was easy to read, a point in the author’s favour, the characters’ personalities altered from black to white and back again over a couple of paragraphs.

Perhps more detail on the main storyline rather than the minutiae of daily life would have helped.

Book review: Eloise by Judy Finnegan | JAQUO Lifestyle Magazine

Absolutely no shades of grey! One thing I particularly liked was that the book focused always on Eloise, who we learn straight away has passed away. The plot, characters, terminology and setting are at odds with each other, supposedly set in our time, yet the writing style and terminology would have been better set in ‘s Britain.


I wa Don’t waste your time, unless you enjoy juvenile name-dropping and working in what appear to be, travel adverts for a certain locale as part of the plot. This was such a disappointing book. I’ve only read the first four chapters finmigan I can’t grasp where this book is going.

They are still deeply in love but the pragmatic psychiatrist believes his wife is being selfish and focussing only on herself.

Eloise by Judy Finnigan

A moving meditation on grief, family bonds, motherhood and female friendship — Sunday Express. Watching the British visitors arrive from her own terrace is Anna Viola, whose family has lived for centuries in the crumbling red-brick farmhouse above Il Vignacce.

When she starts having vivid dreams about Eloise and even seeming to see her in real life, her family believe she finniggan heading for a relapse, but Cathy is convinced the ‘visions’ are real and that Eloise really is trying to tell her something. View all 12 comments.

Book review: Eloise by Judy Finnegan

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Eloise 2 14 Sep jkdy, An isolated Tuscan farmhouse on the edge of an ancient wood is the perfect setting for a late September holiday.