I just finished Little Lady, Big Apple, by Hester Browne last night, and loved it.
This is the second novel in the three part Little Lady Agency series. The first book is called The Little Lady Agency, and was my first exposure to Hester Browne’s work.
Browne has the ability to create characters that you are consistently rooting for throughout the story. Melissa Romney-Jones is the main character in this series and is a relatable, funny, trustworthy person that you can easily imagine having as a good friend.
She is real. She is kind. She is a master at the subject of proper etiquette. And, she enjoys helping people deal with the little struggles of their lives. She is there for you.
Her agency helps clients with all sorts of life issues. Picking presents out for an anniversary. Choosing the right wardrobe for their lifestyle. Finding the right toothbrush and whitening gel for their dental needs. Relationship advice. Advice on how to deal with the press for her more “in the spotlight” type clients. In a nutshell, her clients are all men who are a bit lost, and need the helpful guidance of a fashionable, smart, quick witted woman to help them through their trials and tribulations.
This particular book takes Melissa to New York City, where her boyfriend, Jonathan, has recently moved due to a promotion at his real estate company. Melissa agrees to take a one month vacation in the Big Apple to be near him, and the fun begins.
Because Melissa likes fixing people’s lives, she tends to get caught up in some pretty hilarious situations and adventures that we, as the readers, are lucky enough to witness and enjoy.
I LOVE the ending. I’m such a sucker for good endings, and this one does not disappoint.
I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series, The Little Lady Agency and the Prince.
If you enjoy chick lit, I recommend this series. Super fun and entertaining.
What a fun, light-hearted book ! I am going to add this to my ever-growing list of books to read. 🙂 Right now, I’m starting Pilgrim’s Progress, and then I’ll likely “progress” on to “Little Lady, Big Apple”. Your summary of the book reminds me of the movie “Devil Wears Prada”, which was hilarious.
Mom on the Make says
It is really funny. But, you will want to start with the first in the series, “The Little Lady Agency”. Little Lady, Big Apple is the next in the series.
Okay, this is good to know. 🙂