Reviewed by Lisa Hemmings
Take one twenty six year old American, add to a two thousand year old city, add a big dose of culture clash and stir.
think Hannah ever believed that Americans differed from Brits mainly
in pronunciation, sophistication and dentistry. That's been the
understatement of a lifetime. She lands upon England's gentle shores
with no job, no friends and no idea how she's supposed to build the life
she's dreaming of. Armed with little more than her enthusiasm, she
charges headlong into London, baffling the locals in her pursuit of a
new life, new love and sense of herself.
I chose to review Misfortune Cookie as a guest reviewer for Sharon's blog, I was a little surprised that she suggested I read Single in the City first, but
after reading it I can totally understand why.
I live and work in
London and liked the idea of the story being told through the eyes of an
American trying to find her way around the “big smoke”. I found the
characters easy to relate too, funny, and genuine.
As the story
develops you are hooked on Hannah’s plight and I found myself willing
her on. The book leaves you wanting more and it doesn’t disappoint by
setting the scene for the sequel Misfortune Cookie.
This is a light hearted read, which sets the scene for Hannah’s story and further adventures. My review for Misfortune Cookie will follow shortly.