Blog Tour - The Happy Ever Afterlife Of Rosie Potter (RIP) By Kate Winter

Falling in love is never simple… Especially when you're dead.

A debut novel by 
Kate Winter
Publishing 21st May 2015
Trade Paperback, £13.99. 
Also available on eBook

When Rosie Potter wakes up one morning with what she assumes is the world's worst hangover, the last thing she expects is to discover that she's actually dead. With a frustrating case of amnesia, suspicious circumstances surrounding her untimely demise, and stuck wearing her ugliest flannel PJs, Rosie must figure out not only what happened last night, but why on earth she's still here.
Slowly the mystery unravels, but there are many other secrets buried in the quiet Irish village of Ballycarragh, and nobody is as innocent as they first appear. Aided by the unlikeliest of allies in her investigation, Rosie discovers that life after death isn't all it's cracked up to be, particularly when you might just be falling in love . . . 
The Happy Ever After of Rosie Potter is a hilarious, life-affirming and romantic journey through Rosie Potter's afterlife, in which she shares the ghostly tale of how she lived, she died, and she loved (in that order).

About The Author

Kate Winter is a journalist, novelist and storyteller from the North West of Ireland who was lucky enough to grow up with no TV (though she didn't consider it a lucky break at the time) and lots of books. After graduating from University of Ulster with first class honours and the Ulster Television Award for her BA in Media Studies, Kate promptly forged a glittering career for herself in waitressing. Then one day, beside a swimming pool in Australia, Kate decided it was time to write a book. The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP) is Kate's debut novel. 
Follow Kate on @KatiCut.
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My Review
I wasn't sure what to expect with this as it was a debut novel but the blurb and title intrigued me so I thought I'd give it a go. I'm so glad I did. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this. It was a brilliantly original idea, very well done. 

What if you wake one morning to discover that your headache is not caused by a major hangover but that you are actually dead? And in rather suspicious circumstances too. Rosie is determined to uncover the truth of her demise which is sometimes hard as no one can see or hear her except, as she later discovers, her brothers best friend Charles. 

I was sucked into Rosie's story immediately and read this in one sitting. I laughed so hard in places my husband told me to shut up because he couldn't hear the tv but I will admit I also cried my eyes out at the beautiful ending.  

The writing and plot flowed along at a good pace. It had a nice and easy style to read that pulled me in quickly. The writing itself was excellent. I really liked Kate Winter's style. She definitely has a talent for humour mixed with emotion and great three dimensional characters that you can connect with and invest in. Rosie is sweet and funny but with plenty of sass. I loved her colourful turn of phrase. It was great to read a book written with typically british humour, and swear words. There's just something about the words 'arse' and 'bollocks' that really drive a point home lol, and Rosie definitely delivers them with style. Charles is also great. Strong and kind but with a sense of humour too. 

The secondary characters were also great. Chris and Jack's characters had some great moments. 

This is an excellent debut novel and I would definitely read more books from this author. It's a great romantic story with a very clever, funny and also poignant twist. 

I would recommend this to all romance fans. 

*ARC received with thanks courtesy of the publisher*