Freecycling for Beginners by Misha M. Herwin – Blog Tour

Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this tour and to Misha M. Herwin and Penkhull Press for a copy of this novel in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.


The time has come for Jane to sell the family home. Downsizing to a flat means that everything must go, but her late husband’s favourite chair is far too precious for the tip.

Meanwhile, Robyn, balancing her precarious career as a portrait artist with raising an autistic son, is searching for a chair with panache that will allow her sitters to pose in comfort.

Elsewhere in the city, Tracey is clearing out her wardrobe at the same moment that divorced and cash-strapped Debbie is frantically seeking a prom dress for her daughter.

None of these women have ever met until Freecycle brings them together and their lives are about to be changed in ways they could never have imagined.

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My Thoughts

I’m a sucker for novels where friendship is one of the main themes and Freecycling for Beginners really hit that spot. 

It begins with three women, all with material objects that they really need and one woman with something precious to give away.  What ensues is a developing friendship between the women which that becomes so much more than people just exchanging things.  I think the physical and metaphorical aspects of giving and receiving really shine through in this books and I love how it brings a small group together when they really needed each other.

Each main character is well developed and their lives, families etc are explored well in a way that makes you feel as though you know them. All the threads are linked together delicately, and this story shows how much sometimes seemingly simple gestures and relationships can have such a huge, positive impact on someone’s life.

Lots of themes are explored with each character, some emotional, but there is a cosy sense of community and a real sense of peace and being uplifted.  It’s a charming plot that is really well executed and will give you all the fuzzies.  

Author Bio – Misha M. Herwin


Misha M Herwin is a Staffordshire based writer. When not writing she runs workshops for adults and children, including youth groups at the New Vic Theatre, and events such as the 6×6 Story Café for Stoke Libraries. She spends what spare time she has with family and friends, reading, working in her garden and baking. Scones are a speciality.
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