March by Sunni Overend
It doesn’t happen often that you come across an author who can present a whole existence in a believable way. Sunni Overend did so, presenting complete and true-to-character individuals, believable situations, and faultless dialogue, all with flair and style.
Starting with the presentation of the book, the cover exudes elegance, and the cleverly placed title is carried off by a cover design perfectly matching the story.
Apple March was once a promising student at the prestigious Emmaline Grey academy for design. With the fashion world at her feet, something happened that caused Apple’s experience at the academy to go sour, and she was sent tumbling through the world of designers and fashion labels until she found herself managing a clothing boutique under a tyrannical boss. Taking place mostly in Melbourne, the story also takes us to New York, Paris, and several other charming and description-rich places.
The story follows Apple as she meets up with an old friend, the charming and gallant Charlie. He is heir to a massive jewellery empire, and has more than enough money. Through Charlie a whole new world opens up to Apple, but only time will tell if it was for the best.
This is an exciting story that just draws you in. You sympathise with Apple, fall in love with Charlie, fume over a few monsters, and laugh at other brilliantly coloured characters.
I will be looking out for more books from this author with her polished, enjoyable work.
**** four and a half stars