Book Review

Oh Crumbs – Kathryn Freeman

Today is my stop on the Oh Crumbs blog tour. Before I let you know my thoughts on this book, here is the blurb. Keep reading all the way down for a fab giveaway at the bottom.

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Sometimes life just takes the biscuit …
Abby Spencer knows she can come across as an airhead – she talks too much and is a bit of a klutz – but there’s more to her than that. Though she sacrificed her career to help raise her sisters, a job interview at biscuit company Crumbs could finally be her chance to shine. That’s until she hurries in late wearing a shirt covered in rusk crumbs, courtesy of her baby nephew, and trips over her handbag. 

Managing director Douglas Faulkner isn’t sure what to make of Abby Spencer with her Bambi eyes, tousled hair and ability to say more in the half-hour interview than he manages in a day. All he knows is she’s a breath of fresh air and could bring a new lease of life to the stale corporate world of Crumbs. To his life too, if he’d let her. 

But Doug’s harbouring a secret. He’s not the man she thinks he is. 


This is book is a lovely, light read, just perfect for these long, hot summer evenings we are having at the moment.

After the death of their mother, Abby Spencer is forced to grow up quickly in order to look after her four very different younger sisters. Despite this, Abby never loses her spirit, and although she has to make a number of sacrifices whilst the girls grow up, she remains warm, and cheerful, and open. This is in stark contrast to Doug, who is reserved, closed off, and desperately unhappy. I don’t think it is too spoilery to say that when these conflicting personalities meet, sparks fly instantly. However, as this book goes to show, nothing in life is ever simple.

Abby’s chaotic, noisy, welcoming family, with single mum Mandy, sensible, organised Sally, sweet, caring Holly, and precocious Ellie (and not forgetting Pat the Dog) couldn’t be more different to Doug’s cold, unfeeling parents, with both families proving that money doesn’t equal happiness.

When reading this book, it was impossible not to fall in love with each and every one of the Spencer girls (although speaking as an only child, I suspect I would struggle to live in their manic household). My heart went out to Doug, with his life controlled by secrets and fear of letting anybody get too close.

If you are looking for a book to enjoy on your summer holiday, I would definitely recommend giving this one a try.

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A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also writes romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero.

With two teenage boys and a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), any romance is all in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn’t always about hearts and flowers – and heroes come in many disguises.

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Win a paperback copy of Too Damn Nice by Kathryn Freeman (Open Internationally)

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I would like to say a massive thank you to Kathryn Freeman, and to Rachel’s Random Resources for enabling me to take part in this blog tour, and for providing me with a copy of the book. Don’t forget to check out the other stops on the tour.

2 thoughts on “Oh Crumbs – Kathryn Freeman”

  1. And I would like to say a massive thank you to you, Mia, for taking part in the blog tour, and for this really lovely review. It’s put a big smile on my face this morning 🙂

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