Monday, July 18, 2011
The Little Lady Agency by Hester Browne
Melissa Rommey-Jones is a regular girl who is down on herself and down on her luck - she lost her job, she's hung up on an ex-boyfriend who is probably not that good for her, everyone else seems to have life figured out except for her. Until she has a business idea that lets her be who she's always wanted to be - she buys a wig, creates a new persona to go with it and lets life's adventures unfold. What she can't seem to realize is that it's not the wig that's responsible for her new life, Melissa and the fake Honey Blennerhesket are the same person, after all!
The story is great fun. It's a perfect light summer read. It's different to other chick lit type books, as it had a very specific sort of charm to it. Melissa is a girl unlike many others, she is naive and trusting and believes the best about everyone. She values honesty and respect and good manners. She likes true gentlemen. Although the story is set in modern day London, Melissa's charming character makes it read like it's set in the 1930's.
Absolutely lovely. I already have the next installment of Melissa's adventures and it's definitely on my vacation reading list.