He took her to dinner: that was annoying
He slept with her: that was hurtful
He bought new underwear to impress her: quite frankly astounding
He left me to bloody wash his FILTHY WHORING PANTS: INFURIATING!
After twenty-four years and eleven months of marriage, Angie Shepherd is divorced, dejected and facing a future of cardigans and cats. Best friend Patty is having none of it, and launches Angie into a variety of crazy schemes in search of her lost mojo.
But it s just not enough; what she really dreams of is beating her ex and becoming
Entrepreneur of the Year. Channelling her inner Richard Branson, Angie invests her divorce settlement into The Mercury Travel Club, a travel agency with a twist. But as the club gets going, things don’t go according to plan, and in this digital age, a little chaos brings the recognition Angie’s been looking for.
Witty, entertaining and laugh-out- loud funny, this feel-good novel shows that it’s never too late for a second chance.
What does TWG think?
I had a weird sense of deja vu when I started reading ‘The Mercury Travel Club’. I knew I had never read this book before, yet the storyline seemed awfully familiar and I couldn’t put my finger on why that was. It wasn’t just the storyline which felt similar though, it was also the characters. So much so I had to double and triple check that I had read the book before and forgotten about it. But I hadn’t, yet I have read a couple of other storylines with travel agents in them. Maybe that’s what it was, I don’t know. It really bugged me though I must admit ahah.
Angie’s best friend, Patty, had me laughing out loud on more than one occasion although her pushy nature started to grate on me a little bit. I can fully appreciate that Patty had her best friends interests at heart, but the way she portrayed that made her come across a little bit obnoxious.
Even though I wasn’t sure of the book to begin with, I did find myself getting into the swing of the storyline, whilst giggling as I read about several of the characters antics. Seriously, the humour in this book is one of a kind and certainly kept a smile on my face once finished. The whole vibe of the book screamed fun and fabulous with more than one character attempting to win the crown for most fabulous (not really, but once you read the book you’ll see why I thought that!).
Helen Bridgett has written a truly enjoyable read – even if I did struggle with deja vu and more than one character! I know I probably sound mean when I say this but several characters in the storyline really did rub me up the wrong way due to the way they were portrayed in the book. Personally, it dampened my spirits a little which meant that I couldn’t appreciate every part of ‘The Mercury Travel Club’ like I wanted to.
Basing my opinion on the overall shell of the book, I laughed out loud, was entertained, the storyline was a lovely, easy read and didn’t make my brain hurt. All in all it was rather enjoyable so in all honesty, I really can’t complain. Helen Bridgett has made one reader rather happy.
Fun, flirty and fabulous. If you fancy taking a journey to the Isle of giggles, I fully suggest popping into ‘The Mercury Travel Club’ where you will be fully looked after.
Thanks RedDoor Publishing.
About Helen Bridgett
Helen Bridgett was born in North-East England and now lives in Manchester having stopped off at a few places in between. Having failed miserably with every New Year’s resolution that involved giving up food or drink, one year, she set herself a completely different goal – to write a novel and give it as a Christmas present. The Mercury Travel Club was born and the characters took on a life of their own. Outside of writing, Helen loves hiking and wine – not usually at the same time.
Helen is currently developing the next novels in The Mercury Travel Club series