Thanks to her grandmother, Claire Bixby grew up watching Doris Day films and fell in love with the world on the screen – the sunny, colourful world where happy endings always happen. But Claire’s been lacking any romance in her life for quite a while. That is until Nic comes into her travel agency looking to book the perfect holiday. Pity it’s for two! But as Nic and Claire get closer and the sparks start to fly, Claire begins to question everything Doris taught her about romance.
Claire’s a pretty relatable character and even though she still believes in happily ever after’s, she’s not naïve and she’s willing to work for what she wants. Nic is a bit frustrating at times. It’s been ages since I’ve read a romance novel where it’s the man who is the source of the miscommunication and keeps digging himself a hole. So often it’s the woman who keeps making mistakes but this time it’s Nic that doesn’t seem to know when to stop talking.
The Doris Day Vintage Film Club is a sweet read with some lovely friendships between women. Really it’s these friendships that are the highlight of the book. Those who attend the Doris Day Vintage Film Club are all ages and from all backgrounds so you wouldn’t normally expect to see them together. It’s nice to see women become friends over a mutual passion and who like to help each other out.
The Doris Day Vintage Film Club is a nice story. There’s nothing too memorable about it but it’s still a sweet read with nice characters and it manages to not be too predictable. And if one thing is for certain, The Doris Day Vintage Film Club has made me want to watch Doris Day’s filmography. 3/5.