The Unlikely Life of Maisie Meadows | By Jenni Keer

The Unlikely Life of Maisie Meadows | By Jenni Keer

The Unlikely Life of Maisie Meadows
An utterly charming novel with a sprinkle of magic When Maisie Meadows finds herself single and jobless on New Year’s Day, she resolves that this will be the year she focuses on bringing her scattered family back together. Romance is all very well, but it’s the people you grew up with that matter the most. But a new job working at an auction house puts her in the path of Theo, a gorgeous but unattainable man who she can’t help but be distracted by. As their bond begins to grow, Maisie finds herself struggling to fulfil the promise she made to herself – but the universe has other ideas, and it’s not long before the Meadows family are thrown back together in the most unlikely of circumstances… Can dealing with other people’s treasures help Maisie to let go of the past, and teach her who she ought to treasure the most?
I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.



My thoughts



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.





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5 Responses

  1. Jenni Keer says:

    Thank you for this lovely review ❤❤❤ So nice to know people are still finding and reading Maisie Meadows.

    • Rejitha says:

      I really enjoyed it. Especially since I was spending some days with my own sister and parents while reading this.

  1. February 10, 2020

    […] Without breaking my 2019 tradition, I started the year with a Jenni Keer book. It didn’t disappoint. Maisie Meadows is an upbeat and simple contemporary women’s fiction with just a hint of magic. I enjoyed it and rated it a 4/5. You can read more about the book in my review. […]

  2. July 25, 2020

    […] Jenni Keer books are so uplifting and heartwarming. I think I would always want to start the year with her books. There is a simplicity and genuine warmth in her stories. The Unlikely Life of Maisie Meadows is no different. This books follows Maisie who wants to reunite her scattered family more than anything. With a little bit of magic, Maisie actually sees through her plan. Only, when it comes to reality, it is not what she expected. And then there is a little bit of chemistry with her new boss Theo. This book is about family, friendship and human relationships. I enjoyed it a lot. It is a slow burn kind of story but in a fun way. You can read my review of the book here.  […]

  3. January 15, 2022

    […] I guess this is the kind of optimistic read for people who are looking to start fresh. ( Review […]

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