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Release Date: 8th July 2019 / Publisher: Avon Books
When Maisie Meadows finds herself single and jobless on New Year’s Day, she resolves that this will be the year she focuses on bringing her scattered family back together. Romance is all very well, but it’s the people you grew up with that matter the most.
But a new job working at an auction house puts her in the path of Theo, a gorgeous but unattainable man who she can’t help but be distracted by. As their bond begins to grow, Maisie finds herself struggling to fulfil the promise she made to herself – but the universe has other ideas, and it’s not long before the Meadows family are thrown back together in the most unlikely of circumstances…
Can dealing with other people’s treasures help Maisie to let go of the past, and teach her who she ought to treasure the most?
When Maisie Meadows finds herself out of a job and boyfriend she makes a vow to get her life back on track, bring her family back together and find a new job! She gets herself a job in a small auction house run by the wildly eccentric Johnny and handsome Theo. There to spruce up their marketing campaign, Maisie fits nicely in with her fellow workmates, but finds herself drawn to Theo in particular! Can Maisie keep her promise to herself or will she find Theo just far too distracting?!
My first book by this author, and only the second book which the author has written. The first thing that attracted me to this book was the cover! It looked so bright and attractive and purple is my favourite colour! I loved the theme of working in an auction house and equally loved the characters that were found working alongside Maisie. The writing made it so easy to just picture yourself amongst them all! I initially felt quite sad for Maisie spending Christmas Day all by herself, but she’s a great character and obviously not one for letting things get her down for too long!! I also loved Maisie’s relationships with all the other characters and the “chalk and cheese” attraction between Maisie and Theo was particularly endearing!! Without saying too much, their first meeting was so funny it made me laugh out loud!
There was though so many moments that did make me laugh that it is impossible to pick my favourite one! Nigel the Hamster though was definitely the star of the show!! The storyline did, in parts, also bring tears to my eyes and I found myself alternating between wiping away tears of laughter and tears of sadness! The writing was clever, witty and heart-warming and I felt an instant connection to the whole premise of the book right from the beginning. Full of family relationships, romance, laughter, sadness, past and present – this book had everything you could possibly need! The book grabbed me from the very first chapter and didn’t let me go until I’d finished it. Would highly recommend it for the ideal summer read!!
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Jenni Keer is a history graduate who embarked on a career in contract flooring before settling in the middle of the Suffolk countryside with her antique furniture restorer husband. She has valiantly attempted to master the ancient art of housework but with four teenage boys in the house it remains a mystery. Instead, she spends her time at the keyboard writing women’s fiction to combat the testosterone-fuelled atmosphere with her number one fan #Blindcat by her side. Much younger in her head than she is on paper, she adores any excuse for fancy-dress and is part of a disco formation dance team.
The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker was published in January 2019.
The Unlikely Life of Maisie Meadows is out in July 2019.