Book Review: Gobble Me Up

When beautiful (but stuck up) city girl, Rachel, visits her grandmother’s farm for Thanksgiving weekend, little does she expect to meet André, the hunkiest farm-boy in America. Wooing him should have been easy with her big city ways, but André is apparently immune to her looks and she seems to only succeed at looking ridiculous in front of him. Could things get any worse?

Rachel is about to give up and go home on the eve of the Thanksgiving feast… when an old family curse takes matters into into it’s own hands… Rachel faints in the fields and wakes up to find herself transformed into a Turkey- and only true love’s kiss can change her back. Will Rachel be able to convince André that she’s the one for him, even in her poultry form? Or will she be the roasted highlight of the family dinner? 

Ugne Kimmerson’s hilarious rom-com takes the traditional Thanksgiving holiday and spins it into one of my new favorite books. I picked this masterpiece up after a recommendation from a friend, and I honestly could not put it down until I had flipped the last page. Kimmerson did a fantastic job at keeping the audience engaged with Rachel’s feathered antic, but she truly managed to maintain a beautiful conversation on what true love means and how it can exist in even the most bizarre of forms.

My only complaint would be that I found André to be a bit one dimensional for the first half of the book. I 100% get that Kimmerson couldn’t have the two hit it off right away, but I had a hard time believing that André wasn’t attracted to Rachel’s “goddess like looks and body of a newly born angel” (Kimmerson, p. 25). I mean, come on! Kimmerson, of course, more than makes up for the weak beginning once Rachel takes on the turkey form. Here is one of the sweetest excerpts that I just drool over:

“Rachel strutted up to where André was shoveling hay, his sweat glistening across his broad, shirtless back. She tried to call out to him, but all she could muster was that ridiculous gobble.

André turned and studied the turkey in front of him, it’s eyes sparkling in the morning light. It blinked a few times and he was fascinated by it’s delicate, fluttering lashes. He crouched down in front of it, brushing back his golden locks.

‘You look familiar,’ he whispered, more to himself than to the turkey, ‘there’s just something about you…’ his voice trailed off as he reached out to stroke the rainbow of plumage. The softness of the feathers surprised him.

Rachel felt herself blushing furiously- he was so kind and gentle, unlike any man she had ever met before.”

GAHHH MY HEART!!! Too cute, right?? Love love love this book, and with the coming Thanksgiving and Holiday Season it is the perfect read to get everyone in the spirit.

Gobble Me Up is a 10/10 amazing read. Couldn’t have asked for a better book 🙂

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    Jemima O
    November 7, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    What a plot twist! Did not expect a book about a turkey- so perfect for the holidays though so I can’t wait to read.

    Jemima O.

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    Coral Arbre
    November 7, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    LOVE this, so obessed!!!

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    November 7, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    What a perfect find for the holiday season, I love books about Thanksgiving 🙂 great post girls!

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    Oscar Torres
    November 7, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Hi Phyllis, how do you find books to review? I would love to recommend a book that is probably better than this one, it’s also about a bird. LMK!


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    Anita Rincon
    November 7, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Hahahah I love love love this, what a great book to read right before Thanksgiving- especially the whole family curse thing. I totally know about those!!!

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    November 7, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    How perfect for the holidays!

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    November 8, 2016 at 10:25 am

    That scene you described gave me goose-errrr-turkey bumps!

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    November 8, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    This sounds so great!


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    November 29, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    It’s definitely on my Must Read list now!!

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    December 2, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Phyllis I read Gobble Me Up and the sequels “You Gobbled Me Up” and “Gobbledegook” a few years ago and I was blown away by André and his affable ways. The story continues on a darker path (Rachel ends up dying in the beginning of the second book) but André discovers love again in the form of another human-turned-turkey, with a sci-fi twist (hint: can curses be explained by string theory?). I won’t spoil it any more though!

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    January 13, 2017 at 5:09 am

    I’m sorry but I really must add: the word turkey is most certainly not onomatopoeic, it comes from the name of the country of Turkey, because turkeys were originally thought to be a species of guineafowl, which were then called turkey fowl because they came from Turkey (incidentally, in Turkey, turkeys are called ‘Indias’, and in India they’re called ‘Perus’


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