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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Book Review - Johnny Doesn't Drink Champagne


Book Review
Johnny Doesn't Drink Champagne
by Cody Young
Meet the Author
Cody Young was born in the New Forest, Hampshire in the UK, of Native American descent.  She emigrated to New Zealand when she was nineteen and educated at the University of Auckland.  Cody has won various awards for her historical research but she has always wanted to write fiction - delicious love stories with a touch of humour. Cody is married to a very romantic Italian and they have a family of three boys.  Her first story was read out by Bill Oddie on the Saturday Banana Show when she was ten.  One of her classmates was so impressed that they gave her ten pence - her first royalty cheque which she kept in her jewelry box. 

Book Description
I’m seventeen and he’s twenty-one. That’s okay… isn’t it? He drives a Lamborghini. So what? He was born in 1462. Uh-oh. He seeks revenge, but there is one person standing in his way. Me.

On a high school trip to London, Madison Lambourne meets seductive stranger Johnny De Vere, who believes he knows her already, and is torn between love and revenge. Eager to learn more about this beautiful, lonely young man, Madison agrees to go with him to a re-enactment at the Tower of London. Dressed as a highborn medieval lady in a black velvet gown, she accidentally slips through a doorway that leads to the past. Knowing she will not last long on the streets of medieval London, Johnny must follow her… with devastating consequences for them both. A wild time-travel adventure full of love, lies, mystery and betrayal.

Meet the Hero - Johnny De Vere
Book Review
Madison was transported back in time after following a mysterious figure that she recognises but cannot remember, whilst on a visit to the Tower of London.
A historical adventure of epic proportion which describes the medieval period perfectly, with the fear of the tower and many people living in poverty, through the book you can sense the smells and fears in London 1483.

On the journey our heroine discovers the full facts of the mysterious (and must say very good looking) figure Johnny De Vere and the secrets of how he has kept his tender age of 21.   Also discovering the king has locked up his two illegitimate sons to be executed.  Madison is horrified, can she save them?  Will Johnny help her as he is "the guardian of the river of time" which preserves history as it is. 

A story for both male and female readers, the adventures, historical facts and of course romance will keep the reader wanting to turn the pages.  There is not many stories that I did not want to end but this was one!

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  1. Sounds like a really good book! Thanks for sharing! Following via GFC from

  2. Very interesting. I gotta admit, I was kind of confused by the plot summary, but what I did understand sounds promising. Thanks for posting!

  3. WOOOOOOW sounds like a pretty interesting book. I'll have to add it to my TBR list (which seems to get bigger and never smaller, huh).

  4. nice review, seems like a good read


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