Mavis and Dot by Angela Petch @Angela_Petch @rararesources #bookreview

Happy Black Friday! Anybody go shopping today? Not me!😌😌😌

Excited to share with you today my review for this delightful story! A huge thank you to Rachel for my invitation to the tour and Angela Petch for her wonderful words!💛🛍

Mavis and Dot

A warm slice of life, funny, feel-good, yet poignant. Introducing two eccentric ladies who form an unlikely friendship.Meet Mavis and Dot – two colourful, retired ladies who live in Worthington-on-Sea, where there are charity shops galore. Apart from bargain hunting, they manage to tangle themselves in escapades involving illegal immigrants, night clubs, nude modelling, errant toupees and more. And then there’s Mal, the lovable dog who nobody else wants. A gently humorous, often side-splitting, heart-warming snapshot of two memorable characters with past secrets and passions. Escape for a couple of hours into this snapshot of a faded, British seaside town. You’ll laugh and cry but probably laugh more.”This book is quirky and individual, and has great pathos…[it] will resonate with a lot of readers.” Gill Kaye – Editor of Ingenu(e). Written with a light touch in memory of a dear friend who passed away from ovarian cancer, Angela Petch’s seaside tale is a departure from her successful Tuscan novels.

All profits from the sale of the books will go towards research into the cure for cancer.

My Thoughts

This was such a heartwarming delight of a story…

Mavis and dot were two eccentric and engaging characters in the twilight of their lives…. I completely adore both of these ladies and would love to spend the afternoon thrift store shopping with them… when I picked this book up I was expecting a fun fluffy read, but what I got was so much more , there was a lot of unexpected depth to this story… something else definitely worth mentioning is the prophets from the sale of this book go towards cancer research…

Mavis and Dot met each other while playing bridge… this chance encounter led them to discovering their mutual love for thrift shopping… so a beautiful friendship developed… mavis and Dot are so different from one another, but that added to the charm of the story and their friendship…

There really was so much packed in this story: thrift shopping, a trip, A drag queen, illegal immigrants, a baby, a dog and so much more… all the secondary characters were so colorful and so much fun! I truly found every single character in this book endearing…. I definitely hope we will get more adventures with Mavis and Dot…

Absolutely recommend to anyone in the mood for a feel-good story and the end of this book will definitely put you in the holiday mood…

*** A huge thank you to the author and Rachelle for my copy of this book ***

Purchase Links

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Author Bio

A prize-winning author, Angela Petch lives half the year in West Sussex and the summer months in a remote valley in the Tuscan Apennines. She recently signed a two-book deal with Bookouture for her Tuscan novels and “Mavis and Dot” is a temporary departure from her usual genre. She has travelled all her life: born in Germany, she spent six years as a child living in Rome, worked in Amsterdam after finishing her degree in Italian, moved to Italy for her job, then to Tanzania for three years. Her head is full of stories and she always carries a pen and note-book to capture more ideas.

In May 2017, Angela Petch won PRIMA’S monthly short story competition and recently had a dozen stories published by The People’s Friend magazine.

“Mavis and Dot” was written in memory of a dear friend who lost her battle with ovarian cancer. All profits from sales of the book will go towards research into a cure for cancer.



Twitter: @Angela_Petch



“Tuscan Roots” (to be reissued by Bookouture in 2019)

“Now and Then in Tuscany” –


Have a fabulous Friday!Berit

9 thoughts on “Mavis and Dot by Angela Petch @Angela_Petch @rararesources #bookreview

    • Sandy you have made my day! It was such a beautiful book I hope you love it! And I agree even better that the profits go to cancer research!💕💕


    • Absolutely! Hope we are still friends when we are Mavis and Dot’s age of course I am 20 years older than you, LOL Alma I think we could have fun going thrift shopping and on vacation to Italy! Not to mention the new modeling and drag queen, LOL


  1. Great review, Berit. Based on the blurb and cover, I also thought this would be a light, fun, humorous read. Glad to hear that it was more than that and that you enjoyed it. The MCs sound very likable.

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