My review for A Wish For Jinnie by Audrey Davis, 5/5 stars. It also earns a Pink Quill Book Pick badge (click here for more information.)
Have read the author’s Haunting of Hattie Hastings series, I was really looking forward to reading her latest book. She very kindly gave me an ARC, and it didn’t disappoint!
I was grabbed from the first pages, both by the great characters and by the author’s wonderful writing style, full of dry British humour. From Jinnie’s grandma Wilma, a feisty old woman who keeps a copy of Sex After Seventy in her living room, to Dhassim the genie, who loves the Spice Girls and wearing women’s tracksuit bottoms, this book had me chuckling all the way through.
It’s a love story – Jinnie is getting over being dumped by her fiance Mark by starting a new life in a small Scottish town – but it’s also so much more. It’s a story of ordinary people struggling to get by, dealing with dementia, and divorce, and loneliness. But most of all it’s a story of hope, of believing that something better could be just around the corner, and that maybe what we want isn’t as important as helping others.
The characters are people you meet every day, from all walks of life – we’ve all known a Jo or a Janette. I loved this wonderful, feel-good story with a dash of magic, and I can guarantee it will warm your heart and leave you yearning for more!
Well-written, with touching moments as well as plenty of humour, I highly recommend this book!
You can preorder it now, and read it from the 22nd June: