After a heavy thriller, I needed a change to something lighthearted. I had heard Fiona Gibson was a good writer of lighthearted women’s fiction, so I took the copy of one her books from my shelf – The Woman Who Upped and Left.
Genre: Women’s fiction, romance
Audrey is often seized by the urge to walk out of her house without looking back – but she can’t possibly do that. She is a single parent. She is needed. She has a job, a home, responsibilities, not to mention a slothful teenage son’s pants to pick up. But no one likes being taken for granted – Audrey least of all. So the time has come for drastic action. And no one’s going to stand in her way …
When I read the blurb on the back of this novel, the storyline resonated. There have often been times when I wished I could walk out and leave my responsibilities behind for a while. Many scenarios came to my mind as I considered this novel and I imagined that some of them could be hilarious. Once I was reading the book, however, I experienced a sense of disappointment. Audrey does leave – but not as I imagined she would. In addition, I felt a little annoyed with her as she seems to perpetuate the situation she finds herself in. Having said that, The Woman Who Upped and Left was a lighthearted read which leaves one with a sense of well-being at the end.
I give this novel ⭐ ⭐⭐ 3 stars.
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018
(This novel was the 56th in my 50 book pledge for 2018)