Sixteen year-old Evie Epworth stands on the cusp of womanhood. But what kind of a woman will she become?
The fastest milk bottle-delivery girl in East Yorkshire, Evie is tall as a tree and hot as the desert sand. She dreams of an independent life lived under the bright lights of London (or Leeds). The two posters of Adam Faith on her bedroom wall (‘brooding Adam’ and ‘sophisticated Adam’) offer wise counsel about a future beyond rural East Yorkshire. Her role models are Charlotte Bronte, Shirley MacLaine and the Queen. But, before she can decide on a career, she must first deal with the malign presence of her future step-mother, the manipulative and money-grubbing Christine.
If Evie can rescue her bereaved father, Arthur, from Christine’s pink and over-perfumed clutches, and save the farmhouse from being sold off then maybe she can move on with her own life and finally work out exactly who it is she is meant to be.
I really enjoyed this book. It’s all about Evie and her life as a sixteen and a half year old. We get to meet her family and their farm where they live. Only one small problem her future step mother. There are quite a few funny things that happen in this story, and some parts where I could see Evie struggling but she holds her own and I really like how this story ended. Warm and witty, I would give it a big thumbs up.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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