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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 fulfill 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?
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Ahhhhhh……..(that’s my satisfied noise after finishing this book).
What a wonderful story! If you are looking for a romance with a hint of something magical then this book is the perfect read for you. My first thoughts upon finishing the novel as that it’s like an adult fairy tale. The ‘magic’ aspect isn’t strong or overpowering but it adds a little smidgen of unique essence to the story – adding depth and additional narrative to pull the different aspects together.
The narrative has two main story plots; the romantic aspect and the family perspective.
The two main protagonists (Maisie and Theo) are delightfully lovable characters with little imperfections making them very human and realistic. I love how Maisie also gets the opportunity in the novel to discover a lot about herself and not just find romance. The additional characters who work with them both add depth, comedy and a heartwarming feel to the novel.
Maisie also has to deal with her dysfunctional family. This aspect of her story is told through a series of flashbacks and present day events that across the book explain some of Maisie’s quirks and beliefs. As her family begin to come back to her, Maisie is dealt with a few surprises.
This novel was such a delightful and indulgent read and I cannot recommend it enough.
Author Bio – Jenni Keer
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.
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Website – https://jennikeer.co.uk/