I have the usual book and author info and a mini review for you, but just to wet your chops, I have an exclusive extract for you too.
Shall we get started?
💛 Blurb: When Edie is caught in a compromising position at her colleagues’ wedding, all the blame falls on her – turns out that personal popularity in the office is not that different from your schooldays. Shamed online and ostracised by everyone she knows, Edie’s forced to take an extended sabbatical – ghostwriting an autobiography for hot new acting talent, Elliot Owen. Easy, right? Wrong. Banished back to her home town of Nottingham, Edie is not only dealing with a man who probably hasn’t heard the word ‘no’ in a decade, but also suffering an excruciating regression to her teenage years as she moves back in with her widowed father and judgy, layabout sister. When the world is asking who you are, it’s hard not to question yourself. Who’s that girl? Edie is ready to find out.
💛 Extract: Chapter 3
💛About the author:
Mhairi was born in Falkirk, Scotland in 1976. She went to school in Nottingham, studied English Literature at Manchester University and then returned to Nottingham to delight its citizens with her journalism. After roles as trainee reporter, reporter, feature writer and columnist, she realised she’d climbed to the very top of the mountain at the Nottingham Post and at age 31 decided to write a novel. Some very skint years followed, during which she thought she might’ve made a huge mistake. Well she didn’t and she is now an internationally best selling author.
You can find out more about Mhairi and her books through her website: www.mhairimcfarlane.com
💛Mini (well, medium length) Review: Who’s That Girl? is without a doubt, Mhairi’s best work. It is compelling and heartbreaking and heartwarming and has your emotions everywhere all the time and at the same time. It also has you cackling like a witch. It’s naughty and I love that. I love the realisms and the sniggers that you do when you read because you know you do what Edie and her friends do too. We don’t admit that kind because we’re all ever so lovely aren’t we? 😜The sarcasm, the dark humour, the sibling fights, the banter, it wraps around you with the heartache and the heart warmth and the love and the sadness and oh just all the fucking feels all the fucking time! I loved it. I loved every single minute of it me.
You know what though? There is a vulnerability in this read that I really did connect with and it opens up a world of darkness that is still surrounded by stigma. Depression/Suicide/Mental Health in general, losing a loved one. These things should be spoken about and they should be done with ease and truths and laughter and heart because it’s what we all deserve isn’t it? There will be people reading this who like me connect deep within the words and the characters and it helps you. It helps make you feel worthy and not alone. And to me because of that it puts this book ahead of all the others ever.
There is no other RomCom as good as this. It so deserves a film.
Of course I’m awarding it 5/5 it deserves every start available.
P.S… Mhairi, once again, thank you! You’re fucking amazing!
So that’s me finished my loves. Thank you once again for joining me today and I urge you all to go buy this amazing book right now. All links are below and to make it even better it’s only 99p right now on ebook. Go get yourselves a treat and put your feet up for a bit. You deserve it!
💛Links to buy:
Title: Who’s That Girl.
Author: Mhairi McFarlane
Genre: Humour/Romcom/Women’s Fiction.
Length: 544 Pages.
Publication Date: 7th April 2017
Dedicated to my mum who would have pissed herself laughing at this book. Love you, ma! 💛⭐️
Yvonne Maureen Gray 22/12/1959-15/01/2017