- Author Dawn French
I love Dawn French and it’s so easy to see elements of the lady herself in the lead character of this book. Rosie Kitto is a fabulous, slightly frumpy, but cheerful and forceful character, inserting herself very firmly into the lives of an uptight old school New York family.
The book feels very old fashioned to start with and takes a while to get going, but as Rosie begins to get to know the family quite well indeed, you really do start to soften towards them and towards her. Judge all you like, it’s actually quite easy to see how the events that happened could happen.
By the end, I was feeling quite inspired and uplifted. That you can be human and make mistakes, you can change your mind, and you can just be who you are. A really good read.