Book Review: The Kicking the Bucket List

Author: Cathy Hopkins

Publisher: Harper 2017

Rating: 4/5

Faded Fall

So I’m pretty sure this is my first book written by Cathy Hopkins and I was pretty excited to see what was in store for me. I LOVE discovering new authors that I enjoy! It was bought as a gift, which I love as it means you just have to try new authors and books that you wouldn’t always buy yourself. It’s exciting!

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“Oh, I wish I could see your faces now. How are you going to refuse the last wish of your dead mother?

Meet the daughters of Iris Parker: Dee, sensitive and big-heated; Rose, uptight and controlled; Fleur, the reckless free spirit.

At the reading of their mother’s will, the three sisters discover that their inheritance comes with strings attached If they are to inherit her wealth, they must spend a series of weekends together and carry out their mother’s ‘bucket list’.

B one year doesn’t seem like nearly enough time to move past the decades-old squabbles. Can they grow up once and see that Iris’ bucket list is about so much more than any of them realize?

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Dee, Fleur and Rose’s Mum dies and at the reading of the will it is clear that Iris has a series of events that need to be completed if they want to receive their inheritance. After years of fall outs and silence, the three girls have stopped talking and don’t get along, something that Iris wants to change.

Throughout the book you learn about the three girls. All wildly different, leading different lives, have different levels of wealth and happiness.

Whilst completing their mother’s ‘kicking the bucket list’ the ladies have to complete a series of activities and tasks in a search of happiness and peace. They do begin to talk to each other and find a sense of closeness but is this all they discover whilst completing their mother’s dying wishes?
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Cathy has put a lot of work into getting this book just right.  It’s original and clever. I applaud her for creating something different for death and grief is often such a sensitive subject.

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think? If not, would you like to read this book based on my review? I’d love to hear your thoughts ❤

– Happy reading x

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