Chrissy’s Review: Clementine Rose and the Surprise Visitor by Jacqueline Harvey

Clementine Rose and the Surprise VisitorClementine Rose and the Surprise Visitor (Clementine Rose #1)
written by Jacqueline Harvey
published by Random House Australia, 2012

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange  for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book: 
This was a super fun, cute book! I read it myself in a few hours. I can’t wait to read it to my daughter!

Clementine Rose is sweet, honest, cute, and curious. You can’t help but fall in love with her. Her life is filled with adventure. Her mom loves Clementine immensely. She is doing her best to keep the family house. Digby is a favorite character of mine. He is a great “uncle” and confidante to Clementine and her mom. Violet is mean and broke. But there is way more to her than meets the eye. Clementine wears her down a bit.


Would I recommend it: Absolutely. I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough for me to read these books to her.


About the book – from Goodreads: 
A gorgeous new series for girls from the bestselling author of the Alice-Miranda series.

Clementine Rose was delivered not in the usual way, at a hospital, but in the back of a mini-van, in a basket of dinner rolls.

So begins the story of a lovely little girl who lives in Penberthy Floss in a large ramshackle house with her mother, Lady Clarissa, Digby Pertwhistle the butler and a very sweet teacup pig called Lavender.

When her scary Aunt Violet arrives unexpectedly, the household is thrown into disarray. What is it that Aunt Violet really wants and what is she carrying in her mysterious black bag?

From the author of the best-selling Alice-Miranda series, for readers aged 5+





  1. I love the Clementine Rose series! I’ve read all the ones my local library has to my kids. I’ve linked our review of the first two.