Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Ten Things My Husband Hated

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Synopsis (from Amazon):  Maggie Moone is happily divorced.

And with her talent for fixing things, she’s perfectly content with her mundane life in the sleepy English village of Saffron Sweeting. That is, until one humiliating March evening when she learns everyone else assumes she’d love to mend her broken marriage.

Determined to prove them wrong, Maggie and her friends concoct a list of ten ways to assert her independence and live large. But her mission to move on leads to unexpected encounters, and Maggie soon finds herself mixing business with pleasure. Is the attractive young Irishman just another item on her list, or is he something more?

Before long, unresolved issues from her past begin to clash, and Maggie is forced to wonder if antagonising her ex-husband was such a stellar idea.

No sooner does she begin to understand what’s important to her, than she stands to lose everything that truly matters.

This is the fourth in the collection of Saffron Sweeting romantic comedies, which can be read in any order. If you like gentle British humour and deliciously resilient heroines, you’ll love Ten Things My Husband Hated.

One (or more) Sentence Summary:  I loved going back to Saffron Sweeting with Ten Things My Husband Hated.  Maggie, Maggie, Maggie….I was SO happy to see her grow stronger each chapter.  She seemed to be under her ex-husband thumb and afraid to do anything to upset him, even if it meant giving up her own happiness.  I love how she finally fought back in all aspects of her life and came out on top.

Loved all the characters, especially her girlfriends.  Really liked the tree house aspect and the end result.  Growing up at my grandparents cottage, there was a tree with the perfect lounging branch.  You could find me up there reading on summer days when I wasn't in the lake.  I would have loved a tree house to escape too as well.

Great read, fast, easy, lovely characters and a great ending!

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I am a fan of Pauline Wiles.  I have read Saving Saffron Sweeting, and Secrets in the Sky.  I have not read Attention Spam (it is currently free on Amazon - kindle version and I just downloaded it) or Sweet Pursuits (a Saffron Sweeting novel).  I will have to add them to my reading list.

British by birth, Pauline Wiles is now a contented resident of California, although she admits to occasional yearnings for afternoon tea and historic homes.

Her debut novel, Saving Saffron Sweeting, reached the quarter final of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Three further romantic comedies set in the same village are now available, along with a free collection of short stories. Pauline has also published Indie With Ease, to help other independent authors conquer stress and boost productivity.

When not writing, Pauline designs and builds simple, stylish websites for other writers and authors. She can also be found running, reading, or searching for her next venue to enjoy tea and a slice of cake.

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  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing. That tree at your grandparents' place sounds wonderful!

  2. This sounds great, thanks for sharing your thoughts.


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