Looking for La La by Ellie Campbell

Looking for La La by Ellie Campbell

Looking for La La

Looking for La La

tells the story of a thirty-something, loathe-to-get-back-in-the-workforce mother whose life takes a chaotic turn when she decides to investigate the mystery behind these postcards. The novel takes a humorous look on the ups and downs of marriage and motherhood, the fragility of trust, and the importance of having a lot of women friends who like to share a glass of wine.  Oh yes, and let’s not forget the stalker and the murderer too.

About the authors

Ellie Campbell

Ellie Campbell is a pseudonym for sisters, Pam Burks and Lorraine Campbell who collaborate across the mighty Atlantic, finding writing together the perfect excuse for endless phone conversations.  They are equally passionate about travel, animals and the great outdoors. Although Pam lives near London, with husband, three children and a dog, while Lorraine is on a Colorado ranch near wild and wonderful Boulder with husband, five horses, five cats, one dog and four chickens – they both believe in enjoying life to the fullest, be it discovering new remote locations or going on trail rides in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
Together they have written five novels How To Survive Your Sisters, When Good Friends Go Bad, Looking for La La, To Catch a Creeper and Million Dollar Question.
Twitter  @ecampbellbooks
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EllieCampbellbooks     Web site: http://chicklitsisters.com/

Available on Amazon.com  Amazon.co.uk


Format: Paperback

This book was fun British Chick-Lit at its best. I keep saying that I do not like British books, but keep finding books that me a liar! This story is total Mayhem (a state of rowdy disorder) from beginning to end, and totally fun! This book has a great little mystery to it, and to be honest – I was very much surprised at the end.

Great character development. I didn’t even really like the main character but I wanted to keep reading just to find out what more trouble she and her friends could possibly get themselves into. Lets just say that almost no one ends up with the same person they started out with in the beginning.

A few fun quotes –

“Mummy, who’s the card from?’ He shares Declan’s coloring, the gingery hair, blue eyes and pale but cheeky face. ‘La La, darling. Apparently a tellytubby’s sending love letters to Daddy.”

“Alec? Not Baldwin?’ she jokes. ‘Meg Ryan’s long-suffering husband?
No drip. Meg Ryan married Denis Quaid until she ran off with Russell Crowe before he ditched her for Nicole Kidman, when Tom Ditched her. This is way before Nicole married rock star Keith, I might add. Alec Baldwin’s wife is, or rather was, Kim Basinger. They’re divorced now. Fought over Ireland.’
‘Cathlic/Protestant dilemma?’
“No, their daughter, Ireland.”

“Men,’ Gabby sighs. ‘Spend all their time trying to turn you into their mothers, wanting clothes ironed, meals cooked, but then they despise you because you remind them of their mothers.”

By WiLoveBooks on May 21, 2013

Format: Paperback

A fun read with some serious parts. When Cathy’s husband gets a postcard that is signed with love from La La Cathy is excited at the prospect of figuring out the mystery. The story definitely kept me guessing. Everyone is keeping secrets and when I thought I had things figured out, I realized I didn’t. I was definitely surprised by how things turned out. Cathy is funny. As a stay at home mom, I could relate to many of her issues. She tends to jump to conclusions and makes up stories at the drop of a hat. Her mouth gets her into a bit of trouble. She also has an interesting group of friends that she likes to varying degrees. This was just an entertaining read that I didn’t want to put down.
*I received a copy for my honest review.

By Nessie on April 8, 2013

Format: Paperback

Cathy is a stay-at-home mum, craving excitement. Whilst those close to her go to work and school, she is left to try and fill her days whilst trying to avoid the housework. Then the postcards start arriving and Cathy’s life takes on a new meaning. She becomes her own private detective on a mission to find out who is trying to destroy her. I really liked Cathy as you know she is slightly crazy. Even before she met her husband, she would amuse herself by buying the items she found on a list in a supermarket trolley and making dinner with those ingredients! This novel made me laugh out loud many times and is a must read for those women wanting a light hearted book with some real insights as to what it is like to feel ‘left out’ when you are raising small children.

By Maryline -M’s Bookshelf on March 4, 2014

Format: Kindle Edition

This review was first published at M’s Bookshelf – http://mssbookshelf.blogspot.be

Ahh, where to start?! I got really caught up in this novel. It took me a while to warm up to Cathy, the main character. Not sure I actually did end up liking her… Normally, the main character is a deal breaker for me. Not relating to him/her is usually the kiss of death… but not with Cathy in Looking for La La. Even though she wasn’t my favorite MC, the story was so well written. It was intriguing, it was funny, it was fast paced,…
What a roller-coaster! Looking for La La really has everything. Family life, girlfriends, gossip, love, relationships, intrigue, betrayal, stalkers,… you name it, ‘Ellie Campbell’ put it in there. Brilliant. Like I said, I got really caught up reading it. I felt all Cathy’s ups and downs, highs and lows,… even though her life is as different from mine as possible, it just all felt so… real! And those twists! This is probably as unpredictable as fiction goes, I mean, seriously.
I cannot wait to read more from this fabulous sister-author-duo, Pam and Lorraine.



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