The Importance of Being Aisling by Emer McLysaght & Sarah Breen @MichaelJBooks @EmerTheScreamer @SarahJayBee #TheImportanceofBeingAisling #BlogTour #BookReview

img_7866Michael Joseph 15th November 2018

Book Description

Meet Aisling

She’s a country girl learning to love the city sophistication of unlimited Pinot Greej and brunch, though smashed avocado still mystifies her.  She can plan anything from Secret Santa for her ungrateful colleagues to a hen party for two brides.

But even Aisling is thrown off course when her job and relationship  suddenly go up in smoke.

Life in the city was supposed to be glamourous and grown up, but all at once she’s heading home to live with her mother.  (Not without a detour to Vegas first – she’s unemployed and single, not dead.)

But between making new friends and rivals, and finding her eye caught by a very handsome but very unavailable new man, going home is full of surprises.

Could small-town life actually hold the answers Aisling is missing?

My Thoughts

Have you met Aisling yet?  This is my second venture into her world and a welcome return for me.  My review of Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling is here and while not essential that you read that book first, being a bit of a purist, I don’t see why you wouldn’t as it offers a great introduction to this endearing character.

Aisling is a grand Irish girl, when we meet again she remains living in Dublin with her cool and glamourous flatmates, but life, as we all know can demand a change when we least expect it and redundancy forces Aisling to return to the country and reconsider her future.

Aisling is frankly a delightful character who has continued to grow on me in this second book, with some truly fabulous traits and a terrific inner voice, this book had me entertained from cover to cover.  But that’s not to say it is a flimsy read, like its predecessor it tackles some serious issues but told through Aisling’s ever pragmatic and somewhat naïve voice these dilemmas become manageable and are sensitively tackled.

With a cast of familiar characters and some great new faces this book was every bit as good as its antecedent.  Told in the first person, at times I could almost hear Aisling speaking – she is that engaging as a character. A light and fun read for sure but wholly entertaining as we learn more about this Irish country girl and her unique take on the world around her!

‘Incredibly funny’ Marian Keyes

Recommended by Marian Keyes and definitely recommended by me and thank you to Olivia at Michael Joseph books for inviting me to be part of this blogtour.  Do check out what others are saying about this book and please support the tour by sharing across Social Media.  Thank you and thank you as always for reading!

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