Sunday, 24 February 2013

Book Impressions - A Letter For Maureen

My latest read was 'A Letter For Maureen' by Jonathan Hill. It's always nice when you come across something that you wouldn't normally read and it turns out to be amazing. And this is a great read. It features a woman called Maureen who is a bit of a foolish woman.

From that simple start is develops into a  moving and funny story. It's well written making it an easy read and  my usual editing eye didn't intrude at all. Highly recommended.

When it's Maureen's turn to chair the local book group meeting, choosing a new outfit turns out to be the least of her worries. A secret confided in Maureen by a fellow reader impacts on her life greatly over the following year. Then comes a revelation which could change the way Maureen lives her life altogether.

The disaster-prone Maureen, recently recovered from her comic mishaps in Venice, stars in a story that is both hilarious and heartbreaking. 

A novella of ~18,500 words. This is the second to be published in the Maureen series, but the book can be read as a standalone story.


I've just started reading The Showing by Will Macmillan Jones so expect my thoughts on this book soon.


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  2. A Letter for Maureen is free on Amazon today, so make sure to check it out.


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