The Unlikely Life of Maisie Meadows | By Jenni Keer
I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Narrative and Plot
The Unlikely Life of Maisie Meadows has an upbeat tone which is particularly suited at the beginning of the year. The entire story is told from Maisie’s perspective. The reader can see the confusions building up however the characters seem oblivious to it which is always a bit of a fun.
Maisie is an interesting person and her worldview is always entertaining to follow.The hint of mystical and magical elements is simply becoming a trademark of Jenni Keer books. If you love to believe that there is a bit of magic in everyone’s life, then you will definitely enjoy her books.
Characters and Conflicts
Maisie is your main protagonist. She is a brave, strong and kind woman who is not afraid to speak her mind. Maisie is bold in her own subtle way. There is a freshness to her unlike many of the chic lit heroines you come across who seem to lack a bit of self confidence in the beginning of the back. Is she perfect? No. But Maisie acknowledges her flaws and does not wait till the end of the book to work on her shortcomings.
The central conflict of the book is to unite the tea set. This has some mysterious connection to Maisie’s life, or not. It sounds like a superfluous conflict but the story does a good job of making you care for the goal. Just for Maisie’s sake. The romance in the book is endearing. Theodore and all other characters at Gildersleeve had depth and everyone’s little quirk came a full circle. In the end, the story establishes that families aren’t forced but created with love and respect.
The Unlikely Life of Maisie Meadows, like any of your lives, is filled with a bit of worries, issues, happiness, romance, mishaps, kindness and also a pinch of magic. This is worth your time if you’re looking for a simple and upbeat read.