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More About the Author
After her first son was born, she attended a creative writing course at Canterbury University, and the first piece she ever penned was published by a New Zealand parenting magazine. Michelle went on to write humorous; opinion styled pieces of her take on parenting but when the necessity for being politically correct got too much, she set herself the challenge of writing a novel. Her first two books, The Brazilian Job and Second Hand Jane could be given the label of chick lit. They were followed by the slightly more contemporary, Being Shirley. The Traveller's Daughter is her fourth novel and has a historical twist; all Michelle books are written with warmth and humour.
Top Customer Reviews
The book's heroine Jessica (nicknamed Second Hand Jane because of her love of things vintage and used) is at once quirky and deep, and this duality reflects the overall tone of the book as well. Characters that appear in supporting roles are just as entertaining and interesting - her friends Brianna and Nora helping her create a home away from home in Ireland; her mom Marian, whose motherly meddling ways and persistent interest in Jessica's love life (in the hopes of seeing her daughter married off) will have you laughing out loud; Jessica's potential love suitors and finally one adorable piggy (yes, you did read that right!).
Though the story has all the elements of an easy breezy, beach style read, the subplot of Amy's story (the story which becomes a part of Jessica's column) leads both the heroine and the reader into the land of deeper introspection.
After reading this book I felt like I just took a quick and very much fun trip to Ireland, I thought quite a bit about my own relationship with my mother and I got to immerse myself into (mis)adventures of an interesting character - what's not to love. I recommend this to all chick lit lovers but especially the ones looking for a pleasant departure from the usual chick lit fare.
I particularly like that we don't have the hideous cliche of a villainous ex running about causing havoc (so tired of that). The main character does that just fine on her own. I also like how the main love interest talks to her. Like a grown up. They set themselves up to having an actual adult relationship. Very nice.
Oh what a unique and amazing love story this one turned out to be! I am seriously in love with the whole story! I love that Jessica has such a unique quality about her. In a world where everyone competes to be the same, we all need someone like her! And I identify with her love for gently used old things!
This book not only tells an amazing love story, but also the story of a tragedy that lives on in those left behind. But not only that the author is amazing with her humor and writes that side very well!
I love all the characters in this book and think that they were all developed very well. I also enjoy the time during which her Mum visits and that they both had a chance to grow and change their relationship.
And who could not fall in love with dear Wilbur! What a fantastic story this turned out to be! I highly recommend this one!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sweet tale of a vintage-loving girl with her own quirky sense of style who tracks down the original owner of a picture book she's just purchased in order to write an article about... Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. Belden
I read about 2 chapters of this book but found it to be just an average read. It didn't capture my attention so I stopped reading for now. Read morePublished 8 months ago by MaryN
a very easy read and since we had visited Ireland I could visualize where the story took place.Published 10 months ago by Margaret Money
Five stars. I loved this book. It was an easy read and drew me in from the very beginning. Maybe because, I always did and still do love the classic kids stories with the happily... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Unknown