The Chateau of Happily-Ever-Afters by Jaimie Admans
Where dreams come true…?
Wendy Clayton stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago. Instead, she has a ‘nice’ life. Nice job. Nice flat. Absolutely no men. Until her life is turned upside-down when her elderly neighbour, Eulalie, passes away and leaves her the Château of Happily Ever Afters!
But there’s a catch: she must share the sprawling French castle with Eulalie’s long-lost nephew, Julian. And no matter how gorgeous he is, or how easily she finds herself falling head over heels, Wendy needs to find a way to get rid of him…
Because surely happily ever afters don’t happen in real life?
This book is bright and funny, full of colour and life, and I won't forget it in a hurry. But for now, Ms Admans, what I really need is another instalment. Please, please don't leave it there..
The play of dialogue between the two main characters is a work of art, and so are the situations they got themselves into. I thought this novel was blisteringly funny, well-plotted and I really enjoyed the hint of 'otherness' provided by the strange goings on at the Chateau.
A really, really good read!
About the Author
Jaimie is a 32-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, watching horror movies, and drinking tea, although she’s seriously considering marrying her coffee machine. She loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she’s got the voice of a dying hyena. She hates spiders, hot weather, and cheese & onion crisps. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots. She will never have time to read all the books she wants to read. She has been writing for years but has only just plucked up the courage to tell people. She is the author of chick-lit romantic comedies Kismetology and The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters, and young adult romantic comedies Afterlife Academy, Not Pretty Enough, and North Pole Reform School. Find out more on www.jaimieadmans.com or find me on Twitter @be_the_spark
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