Review: Kingston Court by Holly Kammier


Kingston Court by Holly Kammier

Contemporary Romance / Chick Lit
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Publisher: Acorn Publishing, LLC

** Top British book reviewer says Kingston Court has some of the best love scenes she’s ever read. **

Sometimes you have to fall to learn you can fly.

Samantha and Natalie are at a crossroads. Gorgeous, over-the-top Samantha, hides from her past by hanging her status and her happiness on her “perfect” husband. That is until she learns his secret.

But she’s not the only mother on the block struggling. Natalie, nurturing and careful, is thrust back into the workforce after her husband barely survives a near-fatal car accident.

This fast-paced novel follows the lives of two dramatically different women who are faced with life-altering experiences.

Death and misfortune in the span of a single year force these two women to either sink, or rediscover their inner strength and independence. Described as a modern day twist between Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives, Kingston Court is full of scandal, temptation, and all of life’s juicy little secrets.

Now, this is what I call The Desperate Housewives version 2.0. I had been a big fan of that TV show when it was still airing ten years ago, and I found the girls/wive’s stories really entertaining and intriguing. After reading Kingston Court, it felt like it took me back to those times when I eagerly st in front of the TV and revel in the lives of Susan Meyers and the Van De Camps and Gabriella Solis. (Okay, I apologize for the millenials who don’t recognize these people I am blabbing about, but this I gotta say, Desperate Housewives was the next best thing to Sex and The City and you’re missing out a lot). Okay, that’s about it.

Anyway, back to Kingston Court, where the wives and neighbors chatted among themselves and gossiped just about everyone.. This book is really good, full of drama and angst and craziness and scandals. I’ve spent most of the night reading this, stopping at the early whispers of dawn, and I couldn’t stop thinking about the characters, Natalie and Samantha, and the lives they had to take after their husbands’ unexpected predicament and surprise announcements.

I had my full attention and sympathy for Natalie after what happened to her and her husband, Mark. To take all the sacrifices and bear all the burden was just too much for the sweet little housewife. I couldn’t help but cry with her. With Samantha, however, well… she’s another story. At first I pitied her for feeling ignored by her husband, Cameron.. But as soon as her insecurities took over her, came the pretensions and anxiety that consumed her home life. I started disliking her because she was too selfish and self-absorbed. I can’t say what made me like her in the end, though. And the other members or girls of the Kingston Court were all quite personable and imperfect and each had a story to tell; grit, jealousy, gossips, obsession, acceptance and new beginnings.

I love getting immersed into the world created by Holly Kammier. It was like reading a real episode of a daytime drama unfolding right in front of me, and I couldn’t wait until I get to the next episode. This was such a great treat! I love everyone and everything about this book. Spending about 5 hours reading this story was well worth it. Hoping to read more from Kammier real soon!


Holly Kammier is a former journalist who has worked everywhere from CNN in Washington, D.C. and KCOP-TV in Los Angeles, to the NBC affiliate in small-town Medford, Oregon. A UCLA honors graduate, she is the author of the best-seller, Kingston Court, her debut novel.

Choosing Hope, her recently released novel, is a cross-over to Kingston Court with overlapping characters and locations.

The California native and mother of two, lives in San Diego, California close to her family and friends. Co-Founder of Acorn Publishing, Holly is available for speaking engagements and content editing.

You can visit her online at

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