The Unlikely LIfe of Maisie Meadows

I really enjoyed Jenni Keer’s first book, The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker, and there are some similar themes running through this one – how ‘family’ are not always the people you are related to, the belief that things can have magical powers, and a cast of quirky characters beautifully brought to life.

This is so much more than a romantic comedy – in fact some of the misunderstandings between Maisie and Theo seem a bit contrived.

It explores some serious problems, such as how to cope with loneliness, and the effects of an acrimonious divorce on children, with a light touch and lots of humour.

Maisie may have her faults but her heart is in the right place and she learns from her mistakes. I look forward to reading Jenni’s next book.

Thanks to Avon and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review.