Friday, November 25, 2016

My Not So Perfect Life: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella

A special thank you to NetGalley and Random House for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Sophie Kinsella I adore you!  You make me smile as I'm reading.  In fact, if you haven't listened to a Sophie Kinsella audiobook, I highly recommend it, especially if narrated by Jayne Entwistle.  Sorry, I digress...

We are introduced to a new character, Katie/Cat Brenner.  "Cat" is trying to reinvent herself in modern-day London.  She Instagrams her "perfect" life; her glamorous job, jam-packed social calendar, fabulous flat.  But the real truth is she has a painful commute to an entry level job, posts pictures of other people's food, and rents a crap room with no closet.

Katie's nemesis/boss Demeter seems to have it all, a picture-perfect family, gorgeous wardrobe, and success with everything she touches.  Demeter shatters Katie's hopes of making London a success when she fires her.  Because Katie can no longer afford city life, she is forced to move back home to the family farm in Somerset which turns out to be a blessing in disguise.  Katie uses her talents to help launch her father and step-mother's glamping business all while keeping up a facade that she is still gainfully employed but on "sabbatical".

Enter Demeterher family has booked in for a holiday at the family farm.  Does Demeter really have it all, is everything how it appears?  Should Katie get her revenge, or try to get her job back?  All is not what it appears and Kinsella will have you hooked until the last page.  What a fun ride.

SOPHIE KINSELLA is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series as well as the standalone novels Can You Keep a Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me?, Twenties Girl, I’ve Got Your Number, and Wedding Night.

She lives between London and the country.

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