Marmalade Martini by Julie Forester

I enjoy reading novice authors and their first books.  It can be refreshing or tedious.  Sometimes it’s all I can do, to get through a book.  Often, I know, from page one if it’s going to be something good…or a lot of groaning and eye-rolling.

From the beginning, I was enthralled by a familiar friend.  We all have one like Jamie.  She’s smart, unlucky in love but holds that whimsical “Someday, I will meet my soul mate” fanciful dream.  She has an adorable rag doll cat named Amelie, which frankly, is my dream cat.   And of which, I wish there more of her in the story.

The story is one of romance, but it’s so much more than that.  I recognized some of the characters and felt as if I was spending time with old friends, long since passed.  The author paints wonderful pictures and characters with her words; she’s descriptive without overdoing the metaphors.

Again, this not just a romantic novel, please don’t limit this wonderful story to that.  It’s also one of friendships, old and new, of family, of betrayal, of sisters, and who’s going to be there when you need someone.  My only gripe about Jamie is she comes off as weak sometimes.

All in all, this story is a delight and I am very much impressed with Forester’s writing.  This does not seem at all like a debut novel; it’s just too wonderful.  Add this one to your pile!  Marmalade Martini

Thank you Julie, for sending me a copy and allowing me into this lovely world.  Please write more!

 

 

 

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