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The Unlikely Life of Maisie Meadows

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  206 ratings  ·  109 reviews
An utterly charming novel with a sprinkle of magic When Maisie Meadows finds herself single and jobless on New Year’s Day, she resolves that this will be the year she focuses on bringing her scattered family back together. Romance is all very well, but it’s the people you grew up with that matter the most. But a new job working at an auction house puts her in the path of T ...more
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Published July 8th 2019 by Avon Books UK
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DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

He was not only showing the new girl from HR around the archives but also giving her a guided tour of his tonsils.

Being single was all very well until your ovaries started idly flicking through pension options – not that she was anywhere near that stage, but sand still trickled relentlessly into the bottom chamber of her hourglass.

Theo’s jeans weren’t distressed, they were positively traumatised

Honestly, you’re so tightly coiled that if anyone springs your release catch you’re go
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jenni Keer has woven together a beautiful story with threads of family, romance, and Magic. When Maisie finds herself loveless and jobless on New Year’s Eve she resolves that she is going to get it together. She also resolves that she is going to unite her fractured family. Soon Maisie finds herself working at an auction house. Job✔️ her new boss is an intriguing and interesting man named Theo. Love✔️ A heartwarming and uplifting story that will put a smile on your face.

Maisie was a delightful
Dash fan
4☆ An Engrossing, Enchanting Feel Good Read with a sprinkle of Magic.

The Unlikely Life of Maisie Meadows is a compelling, enchanting and beautifully written story with a sparkle of magic, romance, emotion and humour.

Maisie finds herself without a job and boyfriend (who was also her boss) after she discovers him having it away with the newest member of staff, which leaves her no option but to hand her notice In.
So she sets out to find herself a new job, landing herself a wonderful new job in a q
Alayne Emmett
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much. It was a very easy book to read, bright, funny and sunshiny. I loved the fact that the main character had a mission to find all the pieces of a tea set and how her family all connected up with people from work.
Her references to her pet Nigel was very funny and I could picture him as I read this book.
Although this was a second in a series it was a stand alone book, and I will looking for more of hers in the future.
My thanks to Netgalley and Avon publishers for giving me
Rachel Gilbey
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can't believe this is only the author's second book, it is so accomplished and I much prefer it to her first one, which I also really enjoyed.

I connected really quickly to Maisie Meadows, and absolutely loved the assorted storylines running through the book, although one of the most obvious things to me, was never spelt out to Maisie until towards the end, so there were plenty of conversations at cross purposes, which are always amusing.

I loved the auction house that Maisie is working at, co
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
When you read as many romance books as I do, it can be quite difficult to find one that stands out from the crowd – although I enjoy every single one, and have a love for the genre that will never die. But it is always particularly exciting when you find one of the particularly special ones – and this lovely book provides sheer enjoyment from beginning to end, with some really original twists and turns to the story, a touch of magic, and a cast of characters that you can’t fail to fall in love w ...more
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I do not normally read what would be classed as chick lit, but this was just so enjoyable. I adored Maisie Meadows. She made me laugh and want to know more about her. This is a story that just totally captivated me and I simply enjoyed it like none other I've read for some time. Praises to the author. I absolutely loved the character development of Maisie and I could relate to her so easily, despite the fact that her life circumstances and upbringing were so different to mine. I fo
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The Unlikely Life of Maisie Meadows was a beautiful women’s fiction that revolved around life of Maisie Meadows and mysterious, magical tea set that changed Maisie’s life and perspective. It was about family, friendship, and love; embracing life no matter how unlikely things happened and try to live fullest; social media vs reality, read interaction and connection; quirkiness and imperfection.


Maisie was wonderful character.
I knew that The Unlikely Life of Maisie Meadows would be a hit with me from the first paragraph.
Keer's writing reads beautifully, flows really well and feels elegant. The story she tells is engrossing, the characters she offers are interesting. I liked the pacing, I liked the romance the story featured. I found it all to be surprisingly unpredictable. With laugh out loud moments, this book was basically unputdownable, which is why I read it so fast.
Everything about this book is well executed. I
Jane Hunt
What a lovely story. Maisie the youngest child in a dysfunctional family is the star of this gently paced, characterful story. Her attempts to recreate the ‘perfect family’, are spectacularly unsuccessful, as she is let down by her latest lover and loses her job as well.

The auction house job is a new start, and it feels right, but the serendipitous change in circumstances and career, and the part tea set she uncovers have a profound effect on her life and those close to her.

Maisie is a realistic
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I gave this 3.5 stars but rounded up to 4 because of the ending which I absolutely loved. I did figure out some twists, but one in particular caught me off guard in the best way. That said, it took me longer than usual to read it because it was slow at points in the middle and because the characters - especially the sister, while well done, acted and felt much younger than they were supposed to be. Sometimes things just didn't connect. Still, the beginning and ending of the book were brilliant ( ...more
Jul 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Maisie Meadows (who has one of those names which seem to exist only in romcoms and never in real life, though no doubt there are some around somewhere), driven out of her old job by an ill-advised romance, takes a new job with the delightful Johnny at Gildersleeve’s auction house. There’s obviously romance on the cards (though not with Johnny) and some shenanigans with a mysterious black and white tea set. Via a *lot* of Unfortunate Misunderstandings.

I know Unfortunate Misunderstandings and misc
Petra Quelch
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
It has been a while since I read a book that kept me wondering and wondering about the plot and the outcome.
The Unlikely Life of Maisy Meadows is an utterly charming story with a sprinkle of magic and a dash of warmth and one loveable character that will make you wrap her up in a huge hug.
Maisy is full of quirkiness, she is witty, fun and sparky and she wants to get her family together once again.
I had goosebumps reading this book and I would definitely recommend it to wiggle its way on your TB
Karen Whittard
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
No need to feel worry about not being able to live up to the first book Jenni.

This is a fantastic, feel good, lovely, book that will make you feel good and leave you with a massive smile on your face. Loved it.
Jena Henry
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I read Author Jenni Keer’s first book, The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker, here’s how I described it. “…a story that evokes a certain adorable mood. This debut novel is part fairy tale, part Wizard of Oz, and completely loveable and engaging.” Once again, the same magic spins its joy in Ms. Keer’s second book, a humorous fiction novel.

When we meet Maisie, she has a boyfriend and a job. By the second chapter in the book, she has no boyfriend, and no job. But, she does have Nigel, who is a…o
Dee-Cee  It's all about the books
Oh my word, where do I begin? Maybe the beginning would be a good idea, so first off I'd like to say I absolutely love the cover for this book. It's so bright and vibrant but it wasn't until I had read the book I realised the significance of the images on the cover and it all made sense and made it a little bit more special.
Maisie Meadows finds herself jobless and single at the beginning of the story and when a job opportunity comes up ten minutes from home it seems like the ideal solution.
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When Maisie Meadows finds herself out of a job and boyfriend she makes a vow to get her life back on track, bring her family back together and find a new job! She gets herself a job in a small auction house run by the wildly eccentric Johnny and handsome Theo. There to spruce up their marketing campaign, Maisie fits nicely in with her fellow workmates, but finds herself drawn to Theo in particular! Can Maisie keep her promise to herself or will she find Theo just far too distracting?!

My first bo
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to see this book pop up as I loved Lucy Baker and Jenni Keer has once again created some superb characters in this book.

Maisie Meadows is a character that needs order in her life and is super organised, as the story progresses you start to see what led to her character traits and how she is constantly trying to remain in control of everything. I absolutely loved Maisie and her complicated family that she is trying in vain to pull back together.

Jenni Keer has a way of you into i
Jun 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Note: I received a free advanced readers copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
When 25-year old Maisie finds herself out of a job and out of a boyfriend (her ex-boss) she finds herself a new life as the marketing expert of a small auction house where a team of curious yet wonderful characters work with her. At the same time as she starts this job, Maisie begins a quest to reunite her scattered family and a scattered tea set that has sentimental value to her. Some wordplay puts Ma
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic, lovable book. The author has created a great storyline that engaged me from the beginning and filled the book with excellent, well developed main characters. I would highly recommend this book and I plan on looking for more books by this author.

I would like to think Jenni Keer, Avon Books UK and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Sandy Barker
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a delightful read.

I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Maisie and her two families - the one she was born into and the one she fell into - in this charming book. The world Jenni Keer has created is beautifully drawn and detailed, and Maisie is a character with nuances - someone to champion. I loved the elements of magic realism and the exploration of the theme of fate.

Highly recommended.
Jen Chair
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was the first book I have read of Jenni Keer’s but it will not be the last. There is one word for this book and that is charming. I love a book with quirky characters and this is chock full of them. Maisie, the lovely protagonist, is sweet, naive and relentlessly optimistic but not in an annoying way. You find yourself cheering her on through the book in all of her missions. I would have given it 5 stars except I’m not a fan of books that rely on lack of communication as a plot point, which ...more
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. A lovely charming and witty story. An easy to read page turner of a book. There are some absolute laugh out loud moments involving antics in a care home setting. Plus look out for Nigel the hamster, he is a total star.
Nov 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I was drawn in by the cover, which is similar to The Keeper of Lost Things. But unlike Hogan's novel, this didn't draw me in immediately and I was considering to bail several times. I couldn't really connect to the MC. Did not understand why she kept her hobby secret as if it was a state secret. The misunderstanding that kept her from getting together with the love interest was jarring. I seriously hope that the ARC I read was revised before publishing. ...more
Ahana M Rao (Heart’s Content)
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Received an Advanced Reader’s Copy via NetGalley from publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Ah, this book. Let me draw you a picture. Imagine someone you really trust running the backs of their fingers against your cheek. Or the soft touch of a parent; or someone who knows you're busy and uses the softest of voices to ask you something before leaving the room as quietly as they came. Can you imagine that soft feelin
Nicola Clough
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book by this author and so enchanting and romantic with plenty about families and getting everyone together. The characters are brilliant and just a fantastic read.
Marie looses her boyfriend and changes jobs as well and she's set on bringing he family back together with in the following year. She's trying to also settle into her new job and she's meeting new people will she find romance or will things stand in her way. She tries to bring the family back together but do secret
Fay Flude
Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is like a box of chocolates filled only with your favourites. Not so good for the waistline but terrific therapy for the heart and soul.
I thoroughly enjoyed Jenni Keer's first book The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker so the moment I saw the gorgeous cover of this second stand alone book and the author's name, I knew I had to read it.
Maisie Meadows is the perfect girl to love. She is kind hearted, creative and compassionate but she isn't very good at falling in love. She grew up in a cha
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to NetGalley and Avon Books UK for providing me with the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Every now and then, after reading a series of sometimes depressing and complex historical fiction novels, I like to dive headfirst into a fun chick lit story. (I categorized ‘Maisie’ as chick lit personally, although perhaps not everyone will share my sentiments.) I haven’t read Jenni Keer’s first novel, but I intend to do so soon in addition to her future releases. Admittedly, I was expecting
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the author's previous book: The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker and looked forward to this one! It did not disappoint. 

The tale did not have a very auspicious beginning, Maisie and her boyfriend were the first chapter and I sighed at the standard beginning and have to truthfully admit I was a little apprehensive since I have not been picking books to my taste very often recently and have had to switch around a little to find the right one. By the second chapter, I was reassured b
The Unlikely Life of Maisie Meadows is the second book published by up and coming author Jenni Keer. This is the first book I’ve actually had the pleasure of reading from Ms. Keer. I loved it so much I went and purchased her first book! I always love discovering new authors and I look forward to seeing what Ms. Keer has for us in the future!

Not being familiar with Ms. Keer’s writing style, I didn’t know what to expect. So I was pleasantly surprised to get caught up in this story from the very be
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