"Spiky and bright this astute oh-so funny novel about the end of a marriage creates waves of emotions that crash through barriers to allow thoughts freedom to explore."
A simply fabulous howling banshee of a novel that whips into thoughts inducing snorts of laughter, many a raised eyebrow, and also waves of empathy. Spend time with 29 year old Maggie after the breakdown of her marriage, be by her side, explore her feelings and consider her actions. By the end of the first page I had fallen hook line and sinker in love with this novel. It almost feels as though a dumper truck of Maggie’s emotions have been released onto the pages, and yet the spillage begins to create puddles of understanding. The flow of words filtered through my first thoughts into the space behind, and as I read it almost felt as though I was Maggie. The friendships spark with attitude, and the friends themselves are beautifully observed. Monica Heisey has the most brilliantly wonderful and witty pen, I’m not sure that I’ve ever been so overwhelmed and yet felt so at home in a novel. I fell into chasms of heartbreak, and climbed up through layers of hope. The wonderful thing about this story is that it feels stark and real and raw, and simultaneously allows you to feel a real warmth and affection for Maggie. No matter your personal circumstances, I’m quite sure that this wonderful novel will strike a chord, it just had to be chosen as a LoveReading Star Book and Liz Pick of the Month. Really Good, Actually fills my reading heart with joy, it's smart, bold, and absolutely blimmin wonderful!
|Primary Genre||Romance / Relationship Stories|
Closing date: 09/12/2023
Closing date: 14/12/2023