I have reviewed A Curmudgeonly Christmas, Curmudgeon Avenue #6, by Samantha Henthorn for Reader’s Favorite. The sixth and final book in the Curmudgeon Avenue series, A Curmudgeonly Christmas by Samantha Henthorn brings forth a closure for our favorite nincompoops and leaves an opening for another book — a fan can hope & dream — in…
The World Does Not Revolve Around Curmudgeon Avenue replaces the stars of its previous novels with the Rose sisters (Toonan and Wantha), Georgina Foote, Zandra, and many other side characters (some fresh faces and some old ones). Wantha Rose stumbled upon Georgina Foote at Manchester Town Hall, where Wantha was scheduled to marry Ricky Ricketts. When Ricky Ricketts did not show up, the red-faced Wantha made Georgina swear that she would not talk about this day to another soul. However, Georgina Foote broke that promise over Facebook; thus, insulting Wantha at her own territory, aka the internet.
If you think your job is challenging or that your boss is demanding, The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger would redefine the meaning of those words forever, and perhaps, provide you with a newfound tolerance for your workplace. When twenty-three-year-old Andrea interviewed for a junior assistant position, she could not have possibly fathomed what she was signing up for. How could she? Everybody spoke highly of Miranda Priestly, her prospective boss, the editor-in-chief of Runaway (a famous fashion magazine). In fact, people worshipped the ground Miranda walked on. However, little did she know that Miranda Priestly would single-handedly destroy her relationships, consume her mental peace, and claim every breathing second of her life. The biggest irony was Andrea didn’t even like fashion, and yet, she lost every ounce of her personality for a job that screamed fashion day and night.
Twenty-five-year-old Darcy Evans had a lot of things working in her favor. She had two best friends: Sophie and Erin. She was a personal assistant to a celebrity. Although her boss, Larissa Monroe, had some crazy viewpoints, Darcy knew how to manipulate her. Despite the positives, one aspect of her life always knocked her out: her dating life. To say that she had a bad dating record would be the understatement of the year. Therefore, her friends came up with “The No More Bad Dates Pact.”
The nincompoops are back in the fourth book of the Curmudgeon Avenue series, The Ghosts of Curmudgeon Avenue by Samantha Henthorn. In a wild twist, the side characters of the previous books are in the limelight. However, this does not mean that Edna, Edith, and Harold have disappeared. On the contrary, they are everywhere now. Well, at least Edith is! Edna is despondent at the absence of Genevieve from her afterlife. Harold has declared that he and Edith are “technically” no longer married. Nevertheless, Edith is too busy getting Ricky and Wantha back together to bother about his declaration. Speaking of being bothered, Harold has his own share of paranormal interventions to worry about. Someone, he cannot see, is pushing him to reveal the truth about the elephant accident.
Samantha Henthorn has covered a lot of ground in the third book of Curmudgeon Avenue series, Edna and Genevieve Escape From Curmudgeon Avenue. Edna, who did not appear a lot in the second book, has made an impressive comeback in the third part of the series. In the company of her beloved, Genevieve Dubois, Edna is smiling more and, funnily enough, farting even more. Her dream of settling in France has finally come true. However, she cannot ignore Genevieve’s reluctance to explore the country. Unbeknownst to Edna, Genevieve cannot risk being recognized due to a dark secret of her own.
The house with all its “nincompoops” is back with a whole new dose of stupidity in The second book in the Curmudgeon Avenue series, The Harold and Edith Adventures by Samantha Henthorn. With Edna presumably gone to France with the love of her life, Genevieve, Harold had become a permanent lodger in Number One Curmudgeon Avenue. Despite his unbearable smell, he had found a way to sweep Edith off her feet. Additionally, he discovered a passion for “blaming, claiming and complaining” to the benefits agency. Meanwhile, Edith started staring at her ring-less finger more than ever. On top of everything else, Harold had to look out for “the tall, handsome and well-dressed man,” who, in his viewpoint, was “either a fraud investigator or an elephant detective.”
Curmudgeon Avenue – The Terraced House Diaries by Samantha Henthorn is a hilarious take on the preposterous lives of Edna and Edith. After an elephant crushed Mr. and Mrs. Payne to death, Edna and Edith moved back to their parents’ house. The lives of these sixty-something years old sisters hadn’t quite turned out as well as they had expected. As a result, re-locating to Number One Curmudgeon Avenue was in the best interest of both of them. With their limited resources, they needed money to fix the roof of the house.
Remember This by Shae Buggs My rating: 4 of 5 stars Remember This by Shae Buggs is a romantic comedy with comedy being the main ingredient of its recipe. Lucy is a talented, beautiful, and independent woman. She is married to an amazingly handsome man named Mason. They have been married for about six years…