|Coco's Secret* by Niamh Greene.|
When Coco discovers a mysterious, decades-old letter hidden in the bag's lining, she sets off on a quest to piece together the story behind it, stumbling across secrets that span three generations as she goes. Could the beautiful Chanel bag be about to teach Coco more than she wants to learn? Or will it show her just where her heart can take her if she lets it lead the way?"
I'm not completely sure I would have picked this book up if I were faced with an entire bookshelf in a shop, I'm still kind of discovering my favourite types of books to read, but I can honestly say that this is one I'm very glad to have read because it's incredibly charming and thoroughly heartwarming.
Coco is such a relatable and lovely character; she likes to spend time at home, she's imaginative and creative, funny and tries to keep her life as uncomplicated as possible. She's at a point in her life where she's trying to figure things out and throughout I was hoping she would because I found myself wanting the best for her. The supporting characters all bring something to the story, with Coco's Grandmother, Ruth, being my favourite. She is utterly fabulous and I hope as I get older I can be a little like her, feisty and determined not to have to grow old gracefully.
From the very first page I was hooked, I couldn't put it down so on a particularly rainy afternoon I grabbed a mug of hot chocolate and a blanket and I finished the book in an afternoon. I always felt pretty safe in the knowledge that Coco would solve the mystery, she starts to realise she shares more in common with her late Mother that she thought, but I didn't expect to tear up slightly when things begin to unfold. I think this is a testament to both the story and to Niamh Greene's writing, it's a thoroughly lovely read that I would recommend if you're looking for a book that will make you smile.
Have you read Coco's Secret?
What are you reading at the moment - I would love some recommendations?