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Sometimes the best things start in the strangest ways …. with a giggle!

On a night out in Edinburgh, single mum Liza-Belle Graham finds herself revealing her hopes and dreams to a green-eyed stranger. Liza always wanted to run an “arty-crafty-booky” business, and she’s seen the perfect empty shop to make her dreams a reality. No harm in telling the stranger. It’s not like she’ll see him again …

But Scott McCreadie is no mystery man – he’s an interior designer looking for new premises. And who does Liza bump into when she arranges a viewing? None other than Scott trying to steal her perfect shop!

Is Liza’s arty-crafty-booky dream in jeopardy, or is this a new dream about to begin?

Titles in the Schubert series include – Every Witch Way – A Christmas Secret – It Started With A Giggle –

Title:  It Started With A Giggle
Series:  Schubert #3
Author:  Kirsty Ferry
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  January 21, 2020
Publisher:  Choc Lit
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Sometimes a story will simply leave me with a smile on my face most of the time that I’m reading it.  It Started With A Giggle was that kind of book.  It’s a novella-length romance with just a hint of magic, a cast of characters that will keep you on your toes as we get a look at both sides of their story, and a situation that could have turned out quite differently yet was the perfect answer to needs that neither Scott or Liza knew they were looking for – it turns out they were looking for each other, they just didn’t “get” that yet.  But with the help of one adorable, cranky, feline matchmaker they’re about to start on the adventure of a lifetime, falling in love when least expected.

While It Started With A Giggle is the third novella in a series linked by a mysterious cat and his owner you “could” read this story as a standalone title.  Oh, certainly reading the previous stories will give you more background on how we ended up here and now, but I didn’t feel it was absolutely needed (and I’m a stickler for reading series in order).  All you really need to enjoy this story is in the Cover Description.

I had fun with Liza, Scott, Schubert, one precocious pre-teen and a story that will warm your heart and quite possibly leave you with sore cheeks from smiling so much.  If you love a good romance, a relatable couple, a touch of magic, and a cast of interesting secondary characters then you’d enjoy It Started With A Giggle.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Choc Lit. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

Available for the Kindle (release date 1/21/2020)