Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Reveiw: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson

Synopsis: Miss Pettigrew, a dowdy governess, is sent by an employment agency to the glamorous home of Delysia LaFosse. There, Miss Pettigrew is swept up into the high-society whirlwind life of the young aspiring actress. The entire book takes place over the course of one day, a day with a mad mix of screwball comedy, beauty, romance, adventure and love.

Review: I adored this book! The characters, the story, the crazy action and romance - all of it. This book made me smile, a warm deep feeling. Pettigrew is a every-woman characters and yet, unique. To see her grow made me happy. Miss LaFosse is that woman we would hate except she so kind and effervescent, we love her instead. Each of the characters are well-drawn, complete, with depth and meaning. The story progresses just as it should, with the right things happening at the right time. I can't recommend this book enough.

Note: This book would be out-of-print if not for the brilliant efforts of Persephone Books. With their ever true discerning eye, they published this gem, including giving it one of their trademark interiors. For more about this book, go to their website here.

Bookmarks: 8 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 9781903155103
Date Finished: 2-10-2014
Pages: 256

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