'Once Upon a Story' is a weekly feature in which we go back in time and focus on a specific novel that was released in the same month we're in right now (in this case May), but a few years back! It can be a women's fiction classic from the 1990's or perhaps a great chick lit read from 2011. I thought it would be nice to not just focus on recent releases, but also take the chance to jump back in time once a week and look back at wonderful reads that have been released over the years!
As a teenager, Maddy Harvey was a bit of an ugly duckling, but thankfully she’s blossomed since then. But when she meets Kerr McKinnon one summer’s night and discovers, days later, who he really is, that’s when the real problems start. Because everyone in Ashcombe knows what happened 11 years ago, and as far as her mother Marcella is concerned, she would rather tear that family to pieces with her bare hands than see Maddy associate with a McKinnon. And, okay, maybe Marcella isn’t her real mother, but Maddy owes her so much. It’s Romeo and Juliet all over again. Quick, hide those sharp knives and that little bottle of poison.
Jill Mansell is without a doubt one of the queens of chick lit. Up until this day she has released more than 20 books and each year we are still treated to another wonderful read. Today I'd like to focus on one of her earlier works, 'Falling for You', which was released in August 2003. The book tells the story of leading lady Maddie who finds herself in a situation that reminds a lot of 'Romeo and Juliet'... A thoroughly enjoyable read, just like all other Jill Mansell books, and definitely one I recommend to chick lit fans looking for their next read!
Be sure to visit the blog next week for another blast from chick lit past with 'Once Upon a Story...'!