#Blogtour #Review: The Importance of Being Aisling by Emer McLysaght & Sarah Breen @EmerTheScreamer @SarahJayBee @MichaelJBooks @PenguinRHUK #TheImportanceOfBeingAisling
Release date - 15th November 2018
Book length - 384 pages
Publisher - Michael Joseph Books (Penguin Random House)
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I want to thank Olivia from www.penguin.co.uk for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
She's a country girl learning to love the city sophistication of unlimited Pinot Greej and brunch, though smashed avocado still mystifies her. She can plan anything, from Secret Santa for her ungrateful colleagues to a hen party for not one but two brides.
But even Aisling is thrown off course when her job and relationship suddenly go up in smoke.
Life in the city was supposed to be glamorous and grown-up, but all at once she's heading home to live with her mother. (Not without a detour to Vegas first - she's unemployed and single, not dead.)
But between making new friends and rivals, and finding her eye caught by a very handsome but very unavailable new man, going home is full of surprises. Could small town life actually hold the answers Aisling is missing?
I adored Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling and I was so excited when I heard that there was going to be more from the gang, but I was also a little worried about whether the sequel would be able to meet the hype. Well, after sitting up for three hours straight, devouring every page and laughing my head off too many times to count, I can safely say that THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING AISLING is even better than the first book and that is no mean feat.
Aisling is settled after a little bit of a rollercoaster year and the devastating loss of her dad, but she is strong and ready to keep tackling each day head-on. But when she loses her job and moves back home to live with her mum, it forces Aisling to re-evaluate her life. And watching her best friends fall in love makes Aisling realise that her feelings for John, her longterm boyfriend, have changed. Single and jobless may not work for everyone but Aisling isn't just anyone and as she meets new people and takes a chance on herself, this may be the year that Aisling finally discovers what she really wants from life.
Hilarious in a way that only Aisling can be, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING AISLING by Emer McLysaght & Sarah Breen, will have the tears streaming down your face with the laughter so often that I worried about becoming dehydrated (See? There is a little of Aisling in me 😉). But this story isn't all giggles as sensitive subjects like grief and domestic abuse in all of its forms are deftly handled with care and consideration, and the story also shows that you are never too old or too young to take a chance at changing your future.
There is drama, friendship, misunderstandings, reinvention, a little lust, and some cracking one-liners in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING AISLING and if you buy one book for a Christmas gift this year, please make it this one because this is a story for all generations, and if you have any Irish in your ancestry at all, it is an absolute MUST!!!!!!
Congratulations on the book award ladies.
Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen conceived the character of Aisling in their sitting room in 2008, when they began to observe the many traits, characteristics and quirks of a very particular type of Irish girl; one they identified around them and one they identified with.
Their first book Oh My God What a Complete Aisling was the Number One bestselling adult fiction title of 2017 in Ireland and is soon set to be made into a major film with McLysaght and Breen writing the screenplay.
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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