QUIRKY, very funny with romance and a tinge of sadness, Jojo Moyes's new novel Still Me is an enjoyable read.
Find yourself a comfortable weekend reading spot, somewhere that is warm. Arm yourself with a big cup of tea and nestle in to enjoy a captivating book that I found hard to put down, even to make fresh cuppa.
Jojo's English heroine is living a mad, but engaging world in New York. She's there to experience working as a companion for a somewhat unsettled second wife of a billionaire.
Left in England is the handsome boyfriend…
Louisa has to contend with the world of the seriously rich, contend with the entertaining characters of New York and the building she is living in, and keep her ties to England alive and well fed.
I enjoyed this book for its ease of read. Louisa is painted into a crazy world, but her ability to make it work for her is the soul of this new novel.
The wife of her boss is perfectly difficult, a short-term love interest isn't quite what she thought it was going to be, the home boyfriend tests her mettle, but there are new people to meet, New York diner food to be savoured and fabulous vintage clothing to feed Louisa's loopy fashion sense.
Funny, romantic, and poignant, Still Me follows Louisa as she soon discovers who she really is, who she was always meant to be and what is means to live boldly in a new world.
I give this eight out of 10 for enjoyable weekend reading.
Published by Penguin Random House, Still Me is in bookshops now. RRP $27.00