Review published on September 16, 2018.
Jennifer is a likeable, fun loving, rather scatty character as well as a hopeless typist who manages to keep her job because her boss likes her loyalty and can-do attitude. It is quite surprising to find out she is supposed to be in her late 30s. When she discovers her boyfriend is cheating on her, she needs to find somewhere to live and to regain her self-confidence.
We then get a series of entertaining episodes – a visit to an old boyfriend in Australia, a post as cook/housekeeper to an aging Lothario and his Russian gold-digging girlfriend (Jennifer’s name for Tatyana is Tatty Anna), a holiday in a decrepit caravan in Spain and a job managing a country estate.
The humour relies on quirky, eccentric characters and amusing incidents. It is an easy, engaging, fun read and, although I found the change from ditzy secretary to capable, competent estate manager to be rather unlikely, I liked Jennifer’s positive attitude and her journey of self discovery.
Berwyn Peet 4/3
Jennifer Brown’s Journey by Angie Langley
Riverside Publishing Solutions 9780995592759 pbk May 2017
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