Monday, October 3, 2011
Always a Bridesmaid by Anna Pescardot
Desperate to change her life from boring to brilliant she enlists the help of her eccentric best friend, Patsy. Together they use cosmic ordering to help conjure up Nicole's perfect man. When Nicole's life suddenly gets more complicated she soon realises that it might not have been such a good idea after all. Chick lit meets soap opera in this humorous romp..
Our current Author Spotlight is the author of our current review. I was looking for something light and fun to read, to switch up the pace and that is what I got with Always a Bridesmaid. Reminiscent of Bridget Jones' Diary, Ms. Pescardot weaves a funny, will things ever go my way, story.
The main character Nicole is young woman trying to find her way in life, realizing she doesn't want to spend the rest of her life living at home, working a job she hates, always being a bridesmaid on other's weddings, and alone she heads over to her best friends house to ask the Universe to bring her what she wants. After a good chat, plenty of wine she sits down to write out what she wants in a man and ask the universe to bring it to her.
This starts her journey of job change, and puts her on alert to who "universe guy" just might be. Is it the good looking guy she met at the last wedding, is it the guy she met at the coffee shop, or is it the guy who sat down and talked her up at the club the last time she and her best mate went out? Every woman can see a bit of herself in Nicole.
This is a great story that follows Nicole through some funny episodes with her best mate, realizing what she wants out of life and a partner and coming to terms with who she is and accepting that.
You'll laugh, cringe, and shake your head in agreement with Nicole as she goes through her search for "universe guy" and smile in the end. This story will make you realize we can all find our own happiness if we just stop trying so hard and let things fall into place.
I give this one 4 stars. It is set in the UK and I admit there were a few times I had to look up a couple of phrases (being from America myself) but it was totally worth it. Take the time, grab the ebook and sit down with your glass (or if you are like me bottle) of wine and get read to have a good read! Priced at .99cents on Amazon and Smashwords it's worth the read :)
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