Thursday, April 15, 2010

Busy Woman Seeks Wife

I'm been determined this week to get my challenges under control!!!   So, I dug out my lovely TBR list and randomly chose a book, which turned out to be Busy Woman Seeks Wife by Annie Sanders.   Lucky for me, our library had this book, so I plucked it off the shelf and brought it home for the evening.

Here's the summary (courtesy of GoodReads):  To a casual observer, Londoner Alex Hill is every inch the calm and collected executive of a global sportswear company. In reality, she's constantly frantic, with barely enough time to take out the trash. When her demanding mother, a 1960s style icon, has a bad fall and has to move in with her indefinitely, Alex realizes she needs someone more committed than a maid-what she needs is a wife. An ad in the local paper soon produces a young woman who seems both enthusiastic and capable. But something odd is definitely happening behind the scenes of Alex's new, perfectly ordered existence. Someone distinctly male is charming her mother as well as doing all the ironing. He's no one Alex would ordinarily ever notice, never mind date. But now she can't help wondering if her new "wife" could perhaps have husband potential...

Here are my thoughts:  This was a nice, light read, and I enjoyed the setting and the characters.   It was a little predictable, but sometimes, that's nice.  Kind of like a movie where you just know the love story will have a happy ending.  And it was just what I needed after reading Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee for book group.    But getting back to this book --- I actually liked all of the characters, which doesn't happen very often.   Alex is a little annoying, but it's easy to understand how she gets so stressed.  And her best friend, Saffron, felt like the kind of woman most of us know -- and could see being friends with.   Overall, a fun, light read.    And now, I can add it into my list of books for challenges.  Hopefully, I'll post Monday about those!


WonderBunny said...

Sounds interesting. I love chick lit sometimes. I might need to pick this up! Good review.

Jan von Harz said...

congrats on getting one more book read for your challenges. It does get overwhelming at times, making sure your read, write reviews, visit blogs, post comments to those blogs, and then there is the other part of your life that has nothing to do with blogging. I am right there with you!

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