I’m here on another tour with Brooks Cottage Books, and even though it’s Monday, I enjoyed this book so much that I am in a happy little mood!
About the Book
Thirty-four year old, Mimi Finnegan is the third of four daughters and in her eyes, by far, the most unremarkable. She has no singular accomplishment that can stand up to any of her sisters. And if that isn’t enough, she is the only single sibling in her family.
Mimi’s sisters decide that it’s time she gets serious about husband hunting, so they begin a campaign to find Mr. Right for her. Considering her most recent dating encounters include a night club owner who stuffs bratwurst in his pants and a WASPy trust fund baby, living happily under his mother’s thumb, Mimi is more than ready to meet THE ONE. Enter celebrated British novelist Elliot Fielding.
Sexual tension and anger heat up between the duo and it isn’t until Mimi discovers that Elliot is almost engaged to another that she realizes she is head-over-heels in love with him.
The journey will make you laugh, cry and want to pull your hair out from frustration! Mimi eventually learns that she is quite remarkable in her own right and never needed to worry that she lived in her sister’s shadows.
The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan is the perfect laugh-out-loud, feel good book for any woman who has ever felt that she wasn’t good enough.
About the Author
While attending the University of Illinois in Chicago, Whitney Dineen was discovered by a local modeling agent and began an unexpected career as a plus-size Ford model. She modeled in New York City before moving to Los Angeles with her husband. When she wasn’t modeling, she was in the kitchen, baking delights to share with friends. Soon, her friends began asking her to send baskets of her wonderful candies and cookies to business associates, agents and production studios. Word spread like wildfire, and the rest, as they say, is history. Whitney’s sensational creations are still in great demand by her loyal celebrity clientele (www.WhitneysGoodies.com). During “The Hollywood Years,” Whitney was bitten by the writing bug and started creating characters that are inspired by strong women with a great sense of humor. In addition to her love of chick-lit, Whitney has also written a series of adventure books for middle readers The first of which, Wilhelmina and the Willamette Wig Factory is available now. Whitney and her husband, Jimmy, have relocated to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to raise their children, chickens and organic vegetables.
Her first rom com, She Sins at Midnight recently won 2015 Reader’s Favorite silver medal in chick-lit and Mimi was #1 or #2 in humor satire on Amazon for over 2 weeks.
I loved this book, Mimi and I have a lot in common and I enjoyed the parallels…sadly I don’t have a hot author strolling around my office, but the bunion and weight watchers I can totally get behind. What I loved about Mimi was that she wasn’t doing anything for anybody else, she didn’t even want to tell them, she had her own reasons for losing weight, not enticing a man as it is in so many books. Yes, she does an awful lot of other stuff to entice a man, but no more than most women hopelessly in love would. Her family are a lovely accompaniment to Mimi and her ways, offering support and stress in equal measure. Elliot, well he’s not your typical romantic hero, in fact for a lot of the book I wanted to whack him across the head with whatever object was available. Although that’s not a bad thing, I like a book where the author gives you characters you should probably love but kinda want to slap. Elliot isn’t as bad as you may think in the end though, there is of course a reason for everything.
Do yourself a favour and enter the giveaway below for a chance to win one of two copies of the book, and if you don’t win, buy a copy for an enjoyable read with a down to earth loveable heroine.