Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Watching Willow Watts by Talli Roland

Willow Watts lives in the small and very quiet village of Belcherton in the UK, having moved back there from living a good happy life in London, where she had graduated from a prestigious flower school in Knightsbridge after doing really well and landing a great job in Liberty’s. She had made the decision to return to Belcherton to be there for her father who since her mothers death seems not to be coping too well and Willow finds out his business is in debt. She is living a quiet life in the village where nothing much happens.

When Simpson Dyer the head and only member of Belcherton’s tourist board is making a film to promote Belcherton and attract more visitors he films Willow dressed up as the icon Marilyn Monroe and he puts the film on You tube with a grey image of the real Marilyn’s face floating in the background. Willow finds herself an instant internet sensation when the post gets thousands of hits and starts trending due to a comment a fan of Marilyn posts claiming it to be the ghost of Marilyn! Thousands of fans follow suite and after the clip is shown in the media fans of Marilyn start descending to the usually quiet Belcherton, even going as far as to setting up a campsite. Even after seeing Willow in the flesh they all go on believing that she is the essence of Marilyn.

Jay Bellamy introducers himself as a hot shot London agent who wants to sign Willow to work and earn good money being Marilyn and Willow sees this as the answer to helping clear her fathers debts.

Betts Johnson is a massive Marilyn fan who is unhappy with her life she flies over to Belcherton from America to come in search of finding her idol.

Will Willow lose her own identity and become Marilyn?

Is Jay all he claims to be?

Will this not only change Willow’s life but the people who are closest to her?

A fantastic funny read that is entertaining from beginning to end. A brilliant storyline.
Watching Willow Watts is one to watch out for!

For more information on books by Talli Roland visit her website


  1. Thank you so much for taking the time and read and review 'Willow'!

  2. Sounds like an interesting book. Quite an unusual plotline.

  3. Hi Chris, the plotline is really good and so different too.

  4. I loved this book; read it in one sitting!

  5. I love books like that Rowena, I was the same could not put this book down! x