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“The Misplaced Affections of Charlotte Fforbes is as wry and endearing as her two previous novels and continues to explore the lives of their characters from the perspective of new, and just as idiosyncratic, narrators… She has a knack for odd imagery that is humorous and evocative and I found this novel as much fun as its predecessors.” Dr Cushla McKinney, Otago Daily Times.


Some of the characters in Robertson’s two previous books are found within the pages of her latest offering, plus there are some new ones, each adding a huge load of depth and character to a book which is bound to bounce right up the bestseller ranks before too long. If you are a fan of Catherine Robertson, this is a must read. If you don’t know the author, best you discover her quick-smart and look forward to enjoying what is a great read with her exciting new novel and start scouting around for the earlier two. Great reading, thoroughly enjoyable.” Jacquie Webby, Oamaru Mail.


“The sheer naughtiness of Charlotte is part of the book’s appeal, along with trademark Robertson wit, sharp observations on parenting and less-than-perfect children, and the welcome return of characters from her delightful debut, The Sweet Second Life of Darrell Kincaid. If, like me, you want a bit of grit with your chick lit-style entertainment, it’s time you discovered Catherine Robertson.” Sonya Rowell, Your Weekend magazine.


“What elevates this novel is Robertson’s clever and witty writing style.” Canvas magazine.

The Not So Perfect Life of Mo Lawrence

About the book: This book contains confronting main female characters, more rude words and (kind reviewer again) “clever dialogue”. It’s located where I used to live in the US: Marin County, across the Golden Gate from San Francisco. Michelle, Mo, ...

“An earthy, authentic tale of love and loss. Robertson has built on her reputation as a writer of great romantic comedy.” Kerre McIvor


The Not So Perfect Life of Mo Lawrence is as quirky, funny and unafraid to puncture pretension as Michelle herself. How can you help but enjoy a story in which a person can be cut from a cloth that is ‘the kind of synthetic, flocked upholstery fabric that felt like hell against your skin but which would wear until the crack of doom. And which matched the curtains’?” Otago Daily Times.


It would be a disservice to refer to Robertson’s work as “chick lit” unless that means wickedly funny, clever and well-written. Although the book is a very entertaining read, it is by no means light and fluffy.” Tiffany Matsis, Booksellers New Zealand ‘We Love Books’ blog.


Catherine Robertson is a genius. If only more ‘chick-lit’ were this intelligent, complex, forthright and hilarious I think I’d read a lot more in the genre.” 5 star review, Goodreads.


Chick lit meets Lake Wobegon – that is, the men are good-looking and the women are strong…it’s all about getting over yourself with a little help from friends, family, decorative men, running jokes and backbone.” Your Weekend magazine.


“The female characters are all strong women; in that way, the book is an empowering read…fun from the first page to the last.” 
New Zealand Doctor magazine


“What a fascinating bunch of characters Catherine Robertson has created.” 
Oh Baby magazine.


Robertson’s clever dialogue elevates this book.” NZ Herald Canvas magazine.

The Sweet Second Life of Darrell Kincaid

About the book: My first book contains the least challenging female protagonist of the series, rude words, a sex scene that disturbed my friend’s 80 year-old mother and, as one kind reviewer said, “lots of very good jokes”. Main character, ...