Love in Row 27
What happens when Cupid plays co-pilot?
Still reeling from a break-up, Cora Hendricks has given up on ever finding love. For herself, that is. To pass the time while working the Aer Lingus check-in desk at Heathrow, Cora begins to play cupid with high-flying singles.
Using only her intuition, the internet, and glamorous flight attendant accomplice Nancy, Row 27 becomes Co...more
A different idea for a storyline which is perfect for a holiday or if you've even been to check in desks for a plan ...more
Cora works at the airport and she spends way too much time researching passengers and putting one couple in row 27. Hoping they will fall in love. And as the book progresses it turns into more of an obsession. She must find love for others, but what about herself?
She does have help, I mean how else would she see if it pays off? Nancy, a stewardess, tries her best to spy on the hap ...more
Cora was the flight check-in attendant playing matchmaker and her friend, Nancy, a stewardess, helped push things along once on the flight by giving free drinks and chatting to them more. Cora was just passing through this job until she decided what she wanted to do. Her Mum had worked there for ...more
The book covers almost a year during a 'security alert' which requires everyone to return to desk check in from e-ticket check in until security measures are addressed. The issue causing this alert is carefully not one which occurred at Heathrow but elsewhere, and no reason is shown for the outcome ...more
This book is simply wonderful and I loved every moment of it. It's wonderfully written with great characters and an original plot. I ...more
Heartbroken and home from Berlin after the breakdown of a 2 year romance, Cora finds herself working the check-in desk at Heathrow where a serendipitous policy change regarding a pause on self-service means she finds herself in the position to play Cupid (indeed, this becomes the name her flight attendant friend Nancy affectionately calls her).
Cora and Nancy have a system where suitable single candidates for love are sat together in row 27. Cora gets proceedings started by a bit of s ...more
So this book has accompanied me to work as my bus read for two weeks. It was perfect for that as the plot is uncomplicated and the characters clearly defined. I liked the idea behind the book, checkin attendant plays matchmaker and most of the book was brilliant. The ending was disappointing as it turned into a will they won't they romance for the lead character and it didn't fit with my perception of her or ...more
With the help of social media she starts to investigate people booked on flights and decides who she thinks will be suitable partners from the passenger list and then puts them next to each other in row 27. Nancy then keeps an eye on them throughout t ...more
This is the first book I've read from Eithne Shortall but most certainly won't be the last. It was an easy, up-lifting read with fully-rounded characters and laugh-out-loud moments.
There was also the more sobering plot thread concerning Cora's mother who suffers from dementia.
A really good summer-time read. Highly recommend!
This was a complete impulse spend. I bought it when it was going fairly cheap and then I read it for Contemporaryathon, figuring it would be at least a quick read. And it really was.
Cora, our protagonist, has had a nasty break-up and when Heathrow airport has to reinstate in person check ins for security reasons, she takes this opportunity to start match-making in Row 27. We switch between various point of view, Cora, Nancy, her ambitious friend, George, the coworker who ...more
This is fluffy, fun, a bit predictable and a nice easy read; just how chick-lit should be. Matchmaking is a common theme in chick-lit, but the idea of the 'dates' happening on a flight is unique and quirky and adds a lot to the story. Two of the singles appear throughout the novel, making them main characters. It is the one-off singles who really make this book interesting because, without them, we would probably have a bit ...more
White Cora is happy to play Cupid for her passengers, what she doesn’t realise that the real Cupid is about to hit ...more
I had expected something light, humorous and uplifting. Maybe because of the Polish cover (which you can't see on Goodreads yet, but I will switch editions as soon as possible). In reality, I found this book simply tiring - too heavy (naturalism! the themes! toxic relationships, terminal illness, abortion etc) and depressing. Not captivating at all. The only thing I liked about this book was the letter at the ...more
Eithne was born and grew up in Dublin, Irela ...more