I am delighted to be sharing my thoughts today on the brilliant “Jennifer Brown’s Journey” by Angie Langley. It is available in eBook from Amazon UK My thanks to the author for sending me a copy of this book for a review, my thoughts are completely my own.
Five feet one and full of fizz, Jennifer Brown lights up the room. She has a gorgeous partner, a wicked best friend, and a boss who doesn’t mind that she’s the worst typist on the planet. She’s loyal, generous and irredeemably ditzy. Everyone loves Jennifer Brown.But can she learn to love herself? When her world caves in, she needs every ounce of her steely core to step back from the abyss and take charge of her life, reinventing herself first as cook and housekeeper to a saucy sexagenarian, then as manager of a tumbledown country estate with sensitive secrets. Peopled by a battalion of hilarious characters from the caustic, cross-dressing confidant to the besotted ex-boyfriend with a barmy ex-wife, Jennifer Brown’s Journey is a heartwarming, thoughtful, often poignant portrait of the trials of life as a thirty-something woman.Jennifer Brown champions the importance of self-belief, and the value of a bucket-sized glass of wine in a tight spot.And, always in the background, there’s the quiet man with the warm eyes and the velvet vowels.What on earth is Jennifer Brown going to do about him?
The first in a series of three, Jennifer Brown’s Journey is a story of female self-empowerment and the triumph of the human spirit in the face of challenges that many women will recognise. Lighthearted and poignant, the story gives readers a very real sense of a woman, initially rather ditzy, maturing into a redoubtable, self-possessed individual who faces her many challenges with developing aplomb.
Jennifer Brown, a wee blonde bombshell. Often looked at as boobs not brains. She has had enough of her job her life and embarks on a career change. She is doing it her own way and in her own style.
Oh I loved this book. The humour, the heartwarming feeling it gave me and the fact that I now want a cat, I am not telling you anything else about the cat, but his name had me in stitches, which is why I want a cat! Anyway to the book.
Jennifer is stuck in a bit of a rut, the everyday routine of life has taken its toll. She has to lose everything before she can grasp hold of the reins of life again and start enjoying herself. The story is broken into three parts and takes us through Jennifer’s story from city office worker to housekeeper, estate manager and what ever she thinks she can turn her hand to.
This is a wonderful heartwarming read with a great humour to it and I loved everything about it. The bubbly Jen and her “I can do that” attitude when confronted with a new opportunity. This is a story that has a great feel good factor and I am a little in awe with this fictional character and the way she has taken on a new way of life.
I am looking forward so much to catching up with Jen in the next book, I cannot wait to see what she does next. I am sure it will be fun though!
A great read for whiling away a summer’s day with. A fun-filled , heartwarming, humorous lighthearted read and one I would definitely recommend to readers who like this style of book.
About the Author:
I grew up in Somerset and have lived in the south west of England all my life. Nowadays my home is in the beautiful Woodford Valley near Salisbury, on the banks of the river Avon. A tiny piece of heaven and a true writers paradise.
When I’m not writing, I’m a keen wildlife photographer and am currently working on a book of poems for children all about the local wildlife who live along the riverbank.
Writing Jennifer Brown’s Journey was a labour of love for me. Most of the book is based on my true-life experiences, enhanced by my furtive imagination which takes over as humorous characters and situations are brought in to provide the chapters with the emotional balance I feel is required. Many of these humorous elements are the result of everyday observations.
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