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This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Feng Shui and Charlotte Nightingale by Pam Ferderbar
Published by HenschelHAUS Publishing on June 21, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Women, Fiction, Romance, Romantic Comedy
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Charlotte Nightingale has the worst luck in the world. Every day is a bad hair day. Her boyfriend’s a snake, her job blows, and her own family seems to hate her.
For over 4,000 years the Chinese have practiced the ancient art of Feng Shui, a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure health, love and good fortune for people inhabiting it. The Chinese never met Charlotte Nightingale.
A handsome Chinese food deliveryman/Feng Shui master takes pity on Charlotte and breaks out every tool in his Feng Shui arsenal to bring her some modicum of happiness. It rocks her world all right. Charlotte’s life goes from bad to worse.
When everything comes crashing down and run-of-the-mill catastrophes pale in comparison to recent events, Charlotte unwittingly embarks on a great adventure during which she finds romance, a new wardrobe, bags of money and most importantly, herself.
Feng Shui and Charlotte Nightingale is the laugh-out-loud, feel-good book of the summer.
Charlotte Nightingale’s life is a mess. Her boyfriend is an unemployed Frank Sinatra impersonator, her bosses are cheating the customers, and the plumbing in her building doesn’t last long enough to take a shower. Her luck just keeps getting worse with no end in sight. Enter a mysterious delivery man who keeps moving her stuff. Is it enough to turn her luck around, or is Charlotte stuck in a downward spiral?
I was happily surprised by this book. The characters were well nuanced, the pacing was spot on and the world was created well. But beyond that it was a different kind of fun read. It wasn’t a typical formulaic chick lit, even by the last four chapters I was still wondering exactly how it would end. I enjoyed guessing where the story would go and what the characters would do next. The only thing I didn’t really care for was the end and the epilogue, as the end didn’t match in my mind to what the characters wanted the whole book and the epilogue was just unneeded. This is not a deep and meaningful book, but was a nice quick fun read, which is just what I was looking for. This is a definite summer fun read.