MAID IN ENGLAND is the first Brenda St John Brown book I
have read, and I enjoyed her writing. The writing flows easily and I felt the
pacing was consistent. Admittedly I was somewhat confused by the title and book
blurb; I don’t think they accurately reflect the
story told, but don't let that put you off. The book is more serious that I
expected but it was a pleasant read.
I enjoyed Remi’s story and thought her character development
was realistic throughout. I particularly liked that the author had Remi “save”
herself when she was experiencing her work/life crisis.
I enjoyed Remi and Alastair’s relationship but I wanted more
of it. It felt like we got the bare bones. As a result, it was hard to feel
fully invested in their relationship.
One of the sweetest relationships in the book was between Remi
and Ziggy, the dog. Their “conversations” were fun to read.
MAID IN ENGLAND is an entertaining, undemanding read that’s just
the thing when you want to escape into a book for a few hours.
Brenda is a displaced New Yorker living in the English
countryside. She’s lived in the UK long enough to gain dual citizenship, but
still doesn’t understand Celsius. However, she has learned the appropriate use
of the word “pants”. And how to order a proper bacon bap/barm/buttie. Because,
Brenda writes contemporary romance to make you giggle and
swoon. When she’s not writing, she enjoys hiking, running and reading. In
theory, she also enjoys cooking, but it’s more that she enjoys eating and, try
as she might, she can’t live on Doritos alone.