Airs and Graces – Erica James

21 Aug

Synopsis – Ellen has been living on her own in a picturesque if damp cottage in Cheshire since her husband abandoned her to go and live with another woman in Provence. Having married once for love, she is now determined that the second time around it will be for money. Close at hand is Duncan, her not unattractive, and enticingly single, divorce lawyer… But then two new people enter her life: Jo-Jo, a homeless girl several months pregnant; and Matthew, an artist who paints murals in country houses and who, on his first meeting with Ellen, openly criticises her for being mercenary and devious. But, as hostility gives way to friendship, Ellen realises that she has wavered off course from her original plan and she has to remind herself very strongly indeed that Duncan is the man for her …

My Thoughts – I was quite looking forward to this book as she is my mums favourite author, and many other people have told me good things about it. I did enjoy this book, as i read it in just over a day and a half. it is a chick lit book, quite simular to other chick lit books, but this one wasnt too fluffy. The plot was fairly predicable and not too difficult to read, but as i was in the mood to read something that was light, it did really match my mood. it wasnt a very long book, just the right length as i find that sometimes chick lit books can ramble on a little, but this one was good. It contained the usual chick lit plot, romance, friends, family, but also some more serious messages like death and teenage pregnancy.

A lovely little read that is perfect for curling up with on a wet and cold day, nothing that requires much thinking, but a good read. I would read more by Erica James if i came across it, but not something i would activly go and and seek.

Rating – 3/5


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