The Elephant Girl – Henriette Gyland

The Elephant Girl


Choc Lit


My Rating
4 stars -  I have a few more lined up from this publisher and am now looking forward to them even more!

The Elephant Girl is the second novel from Henriette Gyland and one of many new titles from Choc Lit, a relatively new publisher which publishes stories for women with romance at the forefront.  I never thought I’d ever be a fan of contemporary romantic fiction but I don’t mind being proven wrong here and more recently by another of Choc Lit’s titles, Beneath an Irish Sky.

There are two key characters in The Elephant Girl,  Helen Stephens and Jason Moody, both in their mid-twenties, who meet in supposedly random circumstances.  Little does Jason know that Helen is a woman on a mission, determined to track down the woman responsible for her mother’s death 20 years beforehand.

In this cleverly plotted tale, the author successfully blends romance and mystery with a dash of thriller for good measure.  Fear not, ye wimps (like me) who don’t fare too well with blood and gore, this is crime-lite, an ideal holiday read to put a smile on your face…or maybe an occasional  frown as you might want to knock Helen and Jason’s heads together but  then the path of true love never did run smoothly!

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  1. Angi says:

    Totally agree with your publisher comments. The title ‘choc-lit tends to suggest something saccharine, and unappealing. But several of their early offerings were from authors published by the sadly defunct Transita Press and some of their new ones look particularly promising.Christina Courtenay, Sue Moorcroft, Jane Lovering, Amanda James – just a few of the names from this increasingly successful team.

  2. Anne Cater says:

    I enjoyed this one too. I’m a big fan of Choc Lit, especially as they usually send chocolate with their books!

  3. Teresa says:

    Angi, they have a very strong base of authors, I hope they continue to do well.

  4. Teresa says:

    Anne, yes, the chocolate is a bonus! ;-)

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