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Losing the Plot

Narrated by: Caroline Lee
Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
Categories: Fiction, Chick Lit
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Vanessa Rooney is a thirty-something dental hygienist who finds herself a single mum with a hole in her heart where her husband had been. Somehow, she finds the courage to fulfil her dream of writing a romance novel but soon discovers that it has been plagiarised by celebrity author Charlotte Lancaster. 

Vanessa sues Charlotte with the help of solicitor Dave Rendall, who's nursing some unfulfilled dreams of his own. When gun QC Marcus Stafford joins their legal team, Vanessa feels like her perfect man has stepped into her life. 

As all hell breaks loose publicly and privately, Vanessa confronts a painful past and realises that she's an intelligent, funny, amazing woman and Marcus Stafford is, well, a tosspot. Vanessa finally understands that what she wanted wasn't what she needed, but has this realisation come too late?

©2019 Elisabeth Coleman (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

“I loved it! It's got a kind of Bridget Jones feel and such a page turner.” (Rebecca Gibney)

“Such a fun read.” (Sigrid Thornton)

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Had me laughing out loud on the tram!

'Losing the Plot' had me laughing out loud on my daily commute! It’s a highly entertaining big-hearted read about Vanessa, an under-confident dental nurse who dares to dream big when she writes a racy romance novel, only to have it stolen. Whilst Coleman’s writing is very witty and the characters are nicely observed, sitting under the story are some terrific contemporary themes ranging from plagiarism to the cost of overly idealised romantic love. It was hard to put the book down and I would recommend it to anyone who likes some ‘Com’ with their ‘Rom’.

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  • jacqui wilson
  • 07-21-19

So so dull

I was bored in the first chapter . Kept going hoping it would develop . What could have been a fun story was average at best .

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  • Ros Tatarka
  • 07-14-19

Delightful read!

Warm, funny and full of heart Losing the Plot is the first novel of accomplished television writer, Elizabeth Coleman. This charming story of dumped mum Vanessa Rooney’s fight to reclaim the rights to her first romantic novel balances wit and warmth beautifully. And narrator Caroline Lee captures the tone and the mood of the novel perfectly. Put your feet up, grab a coffee and listen!