Everywhere Katie Brenner looks, someone else is living the life she longs for, particularly her boss, Demeter Farlowe. Demeter is brilliant and creative, lives with her perfect family in a posh townhouse, and wears the coolest clothes. Katie’s life, meanwhile, is a daily struggle—from her dismal rental to her oddball flatmates to the tense office politics she’s trying to negotiate. No wonder Katie takes refuge in not-quite-true Instagram posts, especially as she’s desperate to make her dad proud.
Then, just as she’s finding her feet—not to mention a possible new romance—the worst happens. Demeter fires Katie. Shattered but determined to stay positive, Katie retreats to her family’s farm in Somerset to help them set up a vacation business. London has never seemed so far away—until Demeter unexpectedly turns up as a guest. Secrets are spilled and relationships rejiggered, and as the stakes for Katie’s future get higher, she must question her own assumptions about what makes for a truly meaningful life.
Sophie Kinsella is celebrated for her vibrant, relatable characters and her great storytelling gifts. Now she returns with all of the wit, warmth, and wisdom that are the hallmarks of her bestsellers to spin this fresh, modern story about presenting the perfect life when the reality is far from the truth.
- Print Length: 449 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 081299826X
- Publisher: The Dial Press (February 7, 2017)
- Publication Date: February 7, 2017
- Sold by: Random House LLC
- Language: English
I am a fan of Sophie Kinsella. That is why I was not surprised that this book was just a good as anything else she has written. Her books keep you laughing and in a general uplifted mood. My not so perfect life, is part love story and part workplace drama which I think we can all relate too. I found myself rooting for the London heroine Kaitie with every page turned. Applause to Kinsella for another heart warming book. Add this to your summer book list.