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Review – Where is Emma Butler’s Life Plan by Julia Wilmot
Written by Julia Wilmot, Where is Emma Butler’s Life Plan, was a book that I was instantly intrigued by as from the description it sounded a bit different from anything I’d ever read before. Upon receiving it, it jumped straight to the top of my TBR pile and I have to say that I thought it was great. It drew me in from the very first page and with plenty of humour contained within it is a book that I feel will appeal to many lovers of Chick Lit. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for this book and also bringing you all a little giveaway, more details about which can be found below.
Emma Butler may not have a perfect relationship, but with a good job and a nice home she seems happy enough. However, all that’s about to change and her life’s about to get more than a little bit crazy as according to her Guardian Angels she has not yet completed her life plan and is due to face her recall in just a week. With such a short amount of time and so much still left to achieve the Guardian Angels are all left feeling somewhat panicked and so they set to work trying to influence her every decision, whilst still allowing her a certain degree of freewill. What the Guardian Angels don’t realise is that there’s been a bit of a mix-up…
The book is told from the perspective of both Emma and the Guardian Angels and although it does throw the reader around quite a bit between the two narratives is quite easy to get into. Both perspectives of the novel are told in the same light-hearted tone that helps to make this book so enjoyable and I thought that Emma was such a fantastic main character who handles the unexpected events that happen as a result of the Guardian Angels’ work extremely well. She’s a character who you really want things to work out well for.
Where is Emma Butler’s Life Plan was a book that I could not put down, presenting a concept that I found to be incredibly thought-provoking and one that I will be thinking about for a long time. Have we already planned our lives before coming to earth? Do we all have a Guardian Angel who is there to ensure that we stay on the right track and stick to our life plan? Or is everything that happens to us nothing more than a coincidence? I’m not sure how to even start answering these questions but think that they are genuinely interesting and fascinating to consider.
Overall, it really has to be said that Where is Emma Butler’s Life Plan is such an entertaining and engrossing read that is wonderfully told. It’s clear that Julia has really pulled out all the stops with this novel to create something that is truly special and quite unique. Furthermore, the entire novel demonstrates her talent as an author who I really hope to see much more from in the future. It was an absolute pleasure to read and I highly recommed it, particularly if you’re looking for something that’s a little bit different.