July 3, 2013
The Dr Pepper Prophecies
The best thing in 25-year-old Mel Parker’s life has always been her best friend Will, who has seen her through every crisis from lost toys to pregnancy scares. But his girlfriend (who’s prettier, better-dressed, more successful and secretly evil) is determined to replace Mel as the woman in his life and how is Mel supposed to compete? And what do you do when you’ve pretty much given up on your own life? You help others, of course! Whether they like it or not. After all, what’s the worst that could happen?
I read The Dr Pepper Prophecies by Jennifer Gilby Roberts. I had to stay up late last night to finish it. I’ve read a bunch the Janet Ivanovich Stephanie Plum stories. (One for the money, etc.) The Dr Pepper Prophecies is in the same lighthearted tone. Mel Parker is a lovable misfit who we want to get the guy, keep her job and eat the copious amounts of chocolate we can’t.
The Dr Pepper Prophecies is written in U.K. English – much like the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling. People used to American English will still have no problems following the story and it is a great read.
I hope Ms. Roberts writes more stories about Mel Parker. This story is priced less than a soda and lasts much longer. In my opinion, 99c is too low for an 80,000 word story.
Jennifer Gilby Roberts has a degree in physics and a postgraduate certificate in computing, so a career writing fiction was inevitable really. She was born and grew up in Surrey/Greater London, but now lives in Richmond, North Yorkshire with her husband, small daughter, two middle-aged cats and a lot of dust bunnies.