Book review of “Meeting Miss Mollie”
“Meeting Miss Mollie” by Di Jones
She’s the Agony Aunt who has it all. Except for one small problem – her life is a disaster.
Annabelle is a hard nosed writer with a good marriage, a nice flat, a thriving career at Adorn magazine and a busy social life. She has only one ambition – to be the best known Agony Aunt in the UK.
When her world is turned upside down by her husband’s infidelity she strikes out on her own and goes flatting with a jet setting businessman. But things in her new house aren’t quite what they seem and her problems mount.
Through her ups and downs, Annabelle forges a relationship with the strangest of friends and discovers the best things in life are those she always avoided.
Meeting Miss Mollie is a story about lies, loss, loyalty, love and laughter, and will appeal to anyone who loves chicklit or romantic comedy. You’ll laugh as you read this book, and perhaps even shed a tear.
This is the second novel by author Di Jones, whose first novel Transplanting Holly Oakwood has been in the Top Ten in romantic comedy. If you enjoy Jill Mansell or Sophie Kinsella, Di is a new author you must read.
“Meeting Miss Mollie” started off quickly and I became am enjoyable read. I liked the main character, Annabelle, and liked her even more when she stood up for herself to her cheating husband, James, who I didn’t like anyway. When she has her first run in with a dog, there was something mysterious about it, and I liked how we find out who the dog really is — so cute! Once Molly’s identity is revealed I noticed instant spark between her and her new flatmate, Christian. As far as his girlfriend, Marlena, I thought she was a witch, and I loved how Annabelle’s living with Christian got to her.
One thing I didn’t like was how easy it was for James to slide his way back into Annabelle’s life. I thought she was finished with him, then she winds up in bed with him…that kind of set me wrong and I wondered what she was thinking.
Overall, I was really pleased with “Meeting Miss Molly” and thought it was written well. I even cried a bit. While it didn’t have me turning pages as quickly as Di’s other book, Transplanting Holly Oakwood, this was still a book I’d recommend, especially if you’re a dog lover.
**About Di Jones: I was born in Liverpool, England to parents who had a strong sense of adventure and moved many times. I’ve lived in Canada, the United States, England and New Zealand. I’ve worked in a variety of jobs ranging from envelope stuffer to bakery assistant, librarian to trade development executive, but none of my jobs were as much fun as the one that allowed me to write and get paid for it. That was a few years ago, and each year it’s become more and more apparent what I want to do is write full time, a dream that first occurred to me at seventeen.
I write chick lit – light hearted and humorous stories for and about women who value their families, their friendships, their careers, their independence, who have a sense of adventure, and who live and love with passion.
Like my characters, I love my family and friends, beautiful shoes, anything sparkly, the ‘occasional’ drink, parties, and a good belly laugh. I’m addicted to shopping, chocolate, bubble bath and anything else that smells nice, and the sort of tv programmes you’d never publicly admit to watching.
I live in a lovingly renovated home overlooking Auckland’s beautiful Waitemata Harbour, with my trusted friends Bronson Boxer and Dolce Dane. They keep me fit and exercised, scare the burglars away, sit loyally by my side throughout my late night writing sessions, and hang on my every word when I read final drafts aloud. They truly are my biggest fans, and I theirs!
I love my life, but not so much that there’s not room to live a load of other lives, through the hearts and minds of my characters, all of whom I adore, and some of whom I’m fortunate enough to call friend.
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