Looking for La La
tells the story of a thirty-something, loathe-to-get-back-in-the-
About the authors
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.
By Wall-to-wall books on April 17, 2013
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.’
“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
*I received a copy for my honest review.
By Nessie on April 8, 2013
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.