Publication: 4th March 2021 – Simon & Schuster UK
From the beloved bestselling author Santa Montefiore comes a new novel filled with humour and heart about being in control – and losing it. For fans of The Temptation of Gracie, Flappy now takes centre stage, more charismatic and competitive than ever.
Underneath her graceful exterior lies a passion nobody knew about, least of all Flappy herself…
Flappy Scott-Booth is the self-appointed queen bee of Badley Compton, a picturesque Devon village. While her husband Kenneth spends his days on the golf course, she is busy overseeing her beautiful house and gardens, and organising unforgettable events, surrounded by friends who hang on to her every word.
Her life is a reflection of herself – impossibly perfect.
Until the day that Hedda Harvey-Smith and her husband Charles move into the village. Into an even grander home than hers. Taking the front seat on the social scene, quite literally.
That simply will not do.
Flappy is determined to show Hedda how things are done here in Badley Compton. But then she looks into Charles’s beautiful green eyes. And suddenly, her focus is elsewhere. She is only human, after all…
Happy Monday and happy first day of March. I am delighted to welcome you on my stop for the blog tour of Flappy Entertains, the fantastic new novel by Santa Montefiore.
I had so much fun reading this book. Flappy Entertains is entertaining, light-hearted, and refreshing, exactly what we need to right now to cheer us up.
Flappy Scott-Booth is the queen of Badley Compton. Everyone knows that the first row in church at Sunday mass belongs to her. No party is complete without her. Her husband owns the local golf club and they have gardeners, a cook, and Flappy has just hired her own PA. Everyone wants to be her friends and she is always in control until the Harvey-Smiths move to the village. Hedda Harvey-Smith seems oblivious to Flappy’s social position, while her husband Charles captures Flappy’s attention and heart.
Santa Montefiore wrote another fantastic novel that will capture you from the very beginning. I loved the small community setting full of gossip, jealousies, and social ranks to respect. Flappy is a fantastic character. The perfect host with always the right food and the right wine. The seemingly well-read book club leader who secretly reads the Daily Mail and asks her PA to find the right book to propose at the next meeting. The yoga guru who is building her meditation nook to hide a huge secret. She really made me laugh and I liked how she developed throughout the novel.
Charming, enchanting, and witty, Flappy Entertains is the perfect read to escape for a few hours of entertainment and laughter. Highly recommended!
A huge thank you to Rhiannon and Simon & Schuster for inviting me to join the blog tour and providing me with a proof of this beautiful story.
Flappy Entertains is published by Simon and Schuster on 4th March 2021, and available to buy through Bookshop.org HERE
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Santa Montefiore was born in England in 1970 and grew up in Hampshire. She is married to writer Simon Sebag Montefiore. They live with their two children, Lily and Sasha, in London. Santa’s books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages and have sold more than six million copies in England and Europe.