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The Not So Secret Emails Of Coco Pinchard: A Funny, Feel-Good Romantic Comedy [Kindle Edition]

Robert Bryndza
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (324 customer reviews)

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'This was by far one of the funniest books I've read in the past year. Very 'Bridget Jones' but less stuffy and more 'Sex and the City' meets crazy family.'Heather Smith, Amazon Reader

'I couldn't put it down. I literally laughed out loud several times... and who wouldn't want to read through a stranger's correspondence? Fabulous book.' Noel, Amazon Reader

'So refreshing not to have a cliche rom-com where you know exactly how everything is going to pan out! If you want a great British comedy give this a read!'LL Colmer, Amazon Reader

Coco Pinchard never experienced life as a single thirty-something. She married young, had a son, and put her dream to be a writer on hold. But now her first novel is published, husband Daniel has greyed nicely into a silver fox, and son Rosencrantz is all grown up. Shouldn't it be time to enjoy life?


That is, until the annual family Christmas when her hideous mother-in-law Ethel comes to stay, and Coco opens her gift from Daniel. It's not the jewellery she chose, but an iPhone. This marks the start of Daniel's mid-life crisis and Coco catches him in bed with a younger woman.



The iPhone becomes a confessional of sorts, through emails to her friends Chris, an ageing trustafarian and Marika a slightly alcoholic schoolteacher. And as Coco's life unravels, she documents her seemingly endless (and often entertaining!) run of bad luck.


Then she meets the hunky Adam and she's back in the world of dating as a single forty-something!  Read the emails that tell the hilarious tale of Coco picking up the pieces, in this fun, feel good Romantic Comedy. The first book in the smash-hit Coco Pinchard series!


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"This was by far one of the funniest books I've read in the past year. Very 'Bridget Jones' but less stuffy and more 'Sex and the City' meets crazy family." -- Heather (Amazon reader)
"I couldn't put it down. I literally laughed out loud several times... who wouldn't want to read through a stranger's correspondence? Fabulous book." --Noel (Amazon reader)
"So refreshing not to have a cliche rom-com where you know exactly how everything is going to pan out! If you want a great British comedy give this a read!" -- Miss LL Colmer (Amazon reader)

About the Author

Robert Bryndza was born in the UK and lived in America and Canada before settling in Slovakia with his Slovak husband Ján. His debut novel The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard became an Amazon bestseller and two sequels have followed, Coco Pinchard's Big Fat Tipsy Wedding and Coco Pinchard, The Consequences of Love and Sex. 
When he's not writing Rob is learning Slovak, trying to train two crazy dogs, or watching Grand Designs - all in the hope that he'll be able to understand his mother-in-law, build his dream house, and get the dogs to listen. 
You can find out more about Robert at robertbryndza.com and on Twitter @RobertBryndza 
Or, for a far more interesting option, you can now follow Coco Pinchard on Twitter @CocoPinchard

Product Details

  • File Size: 1563 KB
  • Print Length: 310 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Team Bryndza Books (November 19, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0086V6JLE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,960 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Review from Zen Dixie November 5, 2012
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I picked up this book for two reasons: first, the title intrigued me; second, it was free.

Sometimes I think mild voyeurism is part of human nature. Why else would shows like Survivior, Real Housewives, and Big Brother be so popular? And why else would the potential of peeking into someone's (albeit a fictional someone's) private electronic world be so intriguing. So, I dove head first into the life of Coco Pinchard via a series of one-sided emails.

Robert Bryndza did not disappoint. In The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard, Bryndza lured the reader in at one of the most stressful times of a person's year - the Christmas holidays. Everyone can relate to Coco's emailing her best friends Chris and Marika, venting about her in-laws, her family, and their trials and tribulations.

The story takes place mainly in England, with short stints in Brataslava, Slovakia, and Los Angeles. Coco Pinchard is an author who, shortly after a stressful holiday, has her life turned upside down. From ill-timed remarks and a philandering husband to gardening an allotment and staging a musical, Coco's emails to her two best friends (Chris and Marika) and her son (Rosencrantz) help keep her from completely drowning in the insanity of her life.

An interesting twist to the writing is that Bryndza gives only Coco's perspective. It is Coco's emails and responses that appear in the book. However, the reader can glean a lot from this one side of many conversations. Watching Coco deal with trauma, family, mis-steps, and successes reminds us that we all go though ups and downs and, with any luck, we find out we are much stronger than we thought.

In The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard, the reader joins Coco for a roller coaster ride through nine months of her life. At the end, Coco seems more like a friend than another character.

-Rebecca Dobrinski (originally published at Zen Dixie, October 2012)
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious Read! November 5, 2012
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Coco Pinchard is a happily married (or so she thinks), forty-something year old mother of one who has just recently published her first book. Her son still lives at home while attending drama school and her husband has just landed a new job. When her husband, Daniel, gives her an iPhone for Christmas, Coco starts using it to email her two best friends, Chris and Marika on a daily basis. Then one day she walks in on Daniel and his mistress, which leads to divorce, drunken nights and some hilarious adventures.

The first time I heard about a book being told through emails, I thought to myself "Now how is that going to work?" But I've read a few books in this style and I have to say that I really like it. Maybe it's because I am a nosy person and love knowing everyone's business and this feels kind of like snooping. But whatever the reason, the more I read these kinds of books, the more I like them.

I loved Coco. She was funny, crazy and drank just a wee bit too much. I can't say that I blame her after everything in her life goes wrong at once, but still, she drinks A LOT. She also had a tendency to over react. She automatically assumes the worst and jumps to conclusions. She has some amazing friends, Chris and Marika, who are also a little off the wall in their own way, and some unfortunate in-laws. I couldn't help but feeling for her and wanted to see at least one thing go right for the poor woman. She has a great personality, always upbeat even in the worst of times and I admired her strength.

The family dynamics in this story were spot on. Ethel, Coco's mother-in-law, is kind of rude, very blunt and a little crazy in her own right. She doesn't seem to understand that her son is the cause for the divorce and keeps trying to push him and Coco back together.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good weekend read March 24, 2013
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I admit I've gotten to be a bit scared of freebies these days. This one however was just the pick me up and good laughter book I needed. It was real and very engaging. Could not put it down. Only con I would say is if you don't care for the format of the story being a series of emails you won't like it. It took a min to adjust but once I did complete enjoyment. I wouldn't mind a a sequel of Coco's son's texts or emails. Happy reading all.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pithy, Colorful, Laugh Out Loud June 29, 2013
By PMG
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Coco Pinchard is Bridget Jones at middle age. The plot was so funny - a chain of unbelievable events that are somehow quite believable. You can't help but relate to Coco. I was so surprised that such a real woman was written by a male author! Terrific job. Can't wait to read the next segment of Coco's life!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh-out-loud Funny December 26, 2012
By Katie
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Coco Pinchard is having a bad year. When her novel, "Chasing Diana," bombs spectacularly and unsold copies are sent off to be pulped, Coco is devastated. To make matters worse, her husband has a mid-life crisis and dumps her. Just when it seems things can't get any worse... they do.

Despite a seemingly endless run of bad luck, Coco perseveres, and triumphs in the end - when her book becomes a hit musical stage play at the Edinburgh Festival. Oh, and she finds love with hunky Adam, as well.

Told through a series of emails, "The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard" is laugh-out-loud funny and highly recommended for fans of Bridget Jones and Rebecca Bloomwood.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots a laffs May 14, 2013
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I laughed a lot while reading this book. I liked the main character, could empathize with her predicaments with family. I dutifully hated the mother-in-law and i thought her husband was a wuss. The characters are relatable and i enjoyed the e-mail format.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars lots of fun!
A nice light read. I found myself coming back to it again and again to complete it. Heaps of fun
Published 2 days ago by Enviro Mommy
5.0 out of 5 stars What a joy
What a joy this darling book is; the British humor had me bursting into laughter so many times those nearby as I read must think me a nut job - cannot wait to read everything this... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Julie Crume
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed the book, not layout
Very much enjoyed this book. Very funny, yet the layout is quite annoying. Definitely would have gave it four stars if it wasn't for that. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Tlc
2.0 out of 5 stars ... language so when I found out the book is easy written I read it
English is my second language so when I found out the book is easy written I read it, but the story is not novel, it feels like watching a cheap Hollywood movie on TV!
Published 4 days ago by HannaH
2.0 out of 5 stars Laugh a little
A few laughs Not great
Published 6 days ago by Buchanan fantastic
4.0 out of 5 stars Engaging Emails make fun reading
A delightful romp through a divorce, writing contracts, the Edinburgh Festival and an allotment garden. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Suzanne McLean
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny, endearing, full of laughs
This was a quick, funny and thoroughly entertaining read. I loved the word pictures created by the author. There were several laugh out loud moments.
Published 8 days ago by Dianne Risdon
4.0 out of 5 stars Frivolous piece of fun
A very light hearted read, perfect for holiday reading. I found it a little difficult to get into at first as it tos and fros as Coco emails a variety of different people but, once... Read more
Published 9 days ago by JayKay
4.0 out of 5 stars Rob makes a great middle-aged woman
Hilarious! One sided emails from Coco to her family, friends and co-workers. Coco has a cheating musician husband, a gay theatrical son, a wild MIL, a betraying book publisher, a... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Kindle Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Okay
Interesting enough to read to the end but it was just okay. The jokes were just funny enough to make me smile.
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More About the Author

Robert Bryndza was born in the UK and lived in America and Canada before settling in Slovakia with his Slovak husband Ján. His debut novel The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard became an Amazon bestseller and two sequels have followed, Coco Pinchard's Big Fat Tipsy Wedding and Coco Pinchard, The Consequences of Love and Sex.

When he's not writing Rob is learning Slovak, trying to train two crazy dogs, or watching Grand Designs - all in the hope that he'll be able to understand his mother-in-law, build his dream house, and get the dogs to listen.

You can find out more about Robert at www.robertbryndza.com and on Twitter @RobertBryndza

Or, for a far more interesting option, you can now follow Coco Pinchard on Twitter @CocoPinchard

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