There’s no doubt about it. The main character in Shelly King’s novel THE MOMENT OF EVERYTHING is a woman to be jealous of.
After all, Maggie has a Masters in Library Science, she made a small fortune in Silicon Valley, she lost her job in Silicon Valley, she basically moved in to a dusty used books store, then she got a job at the same said store all while surrounding herself with quirky people who love nothing more than getting lost in books just like she does.
Maggie is thirty-four so she and I are almost the same age. This makes the fact that I want what she has even stronger.
King calls in every social media “latest thing” that’s relevant to the present and to recent memory. You could get lost in or turned off by mentions of Facebook and Google and Twitter and LinkedIn but you don’t. You can’t, because you’re rooting too hard for Maggie to find success in life.
The most awesome part of it all is that, for Maggie, success in life does not mean being able to decorate her apartment with Tiffany lamps and drive sports cars. For Maggie, success in life means getting to squeak happily by while escaping from the pressures of life through bodice-ripping romances.
It might not be the easiest life but it’s the life Maggie gets and it’s the life I want.
THE MOMENT OF EVERYTHING is available for purchase September 2, 2014.
(I received a copy of THE MOMENT OF EVERYTHING through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and original review. This review will be cross-posted on NetGalley, my Goodreads account, and my blog.)