Love and Muddy Puddles (A Coco and Charlie Franks novel Book 1) by Cecily Anne Patterson (MY REVIEW)

About the Book

41FpMmJRxeL._AC_AA218_Things can’t get any worse, right?

Thirteen-year-old fashionista Coco Franks has finally made it into the popular group at school and is planning to have the most amazing year ever. But then her dad decides to go all eco-feral-greenie-crazy-tree-change and moves the whole family to a remote farm, so they can ‘bond’. With social death looming and more than a few pairs of ballet flats ruined by mud, Coco’s plan is to get herself back to Sydney and her clique at any cost. But it will take an Akubra-hat-and-flanny-shirt-wearing boy and a nervous horse called Cupcake to show her who her real friends are. 

After all, things can’t get any worse, right? It’ll take a boy with no dress sense and totally hick boots, and a contrary horse called Cupcake to bring Coco to her senses. But it might just be too little, too late. 

Love and Muddy Puddles is humorous contemporary fiction, set in Australia, and aimed at brave-hearted girls aged 10-14. If you love funny books with a twist and some real-life drama, and you’ve ever wondered who your real friends are, grab your copy now.

Love and Muddy Puddles is the third novel by Australian writer Cecily Anne Paterson. Her first novel, Invisible, also a clean, contemporary story for young teen girls, was called an ‘exquisitely written story’ by Publisher’s Weekly review of teenage fiction and was a semi-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards in 2014. 


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What a wonderful book. I could not put it down! I couldn’t put down any of the books in this series, but that’s a matter for the other upcoming reviews.

Cecily’s characters are about as real as can be. We are taken on an entertaining romp through what would be an unsettling year for most teens. There are serious moments with an equal quantity of laugh out loud events. The dialogue within this precious book is superb … Cecily has this teenage lingo down pat.

Bravo – 4 stars!!

About the Author

o5_-cv7FCecily Paterson grew up as an expat in Pakistan until the age of 16. She went to a British day school and then an international boarding school, so her accent has always been a bit of a mix. 

She studied French, law and politics and university before getting into editing, where she’s stayed ever since. 

Cecily has wanted to be a bestselling author since the age of 8 when she won the White Essay Cup at her school, beating 10 and 11-year olds to the prize. 

She writes (mostly) contemporary, warm-hearted fiction for girls aged 11-14.

She is the mother of four children and lives in a beautiful little tourist town in New South Wales, Australia.

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