Dorothea Ferrari is out of work and desperate for a job. Despite having no qualifications or experience in the field, she applies for the position of Agony Aunt with a local Sydney newspaper.
Misunderstandings abound when Dorothea asks her Italy-based Nona for advice on answering the sample question in the job application. Nona, ever hopeful of a boyfriend for Dorothea and eventually great-grandchildren for herself, assumes that the advice is needed to assist with Dorothea’s own new (non-existent) relationship. Crossing her fingers behind her back at her dishonesty, Dorothea emails Nona’s answer to the newspaper and tells the editor that she, Dorothea, is a 75-year-old Italian grandmother with plenty of experience when it comes to love and relationships.
Dorothea lands the job but how can she tell Nona that she lied? And besides, Nona’s ongoing advice is essential in assisting Dorothea to answer the Agony Aunt questions – of which there seems to be an endlessly increasing number. In the meantime, Dorothea is struggling with her own real-life relationships and an unexpected house guest.
The real problems start when Dorothea’s new love interest, a man who despises dishonesty, discovers just what she has been up to. How can Dorothea extract herself from her self-imposed web of lies without losing her Nona’s respect? And can she regain the love and respect of her new man, a man who might just be The One?
Dorothea’s Advice for the Lovelorn is an engrossing, unique, quirky novel that is guaranteed to keep its readers entertained from beginning to end. The unique premise of this story is one that will make readers fall in love with literature again; this is because this book encompasses everything great about writing. It has brilliant literature, enigmatic characters and a wonderfully fast-paced plot. Overall Dorothea’s Advice is a sensational book and I would implore all of you lovely readers to read it!
Dorothea’s Advice for the Lovelorn follows the protagonist of the novel, Dorothea Ferrari as she desperately tries to land a job at a local Sydney newspaper while hopefully finding love. She has applied to be an Agony Aunt columnist, however… she has no great advice. So she decides to ask somebody she knows in Italy, a woman named Nona and Nona, thinking Dorothea just wants advice, decides to help her but what Nona does not know, is that Dorothea is using this advice to write her columns. The premise of the novel is just this, so much more brilliant things happen but because they are so brilliant I do not want to spoil it so read this book to find out more!
The story of Dorothea’s advice is quite simply magical; I adored the unique nature of this book, it managed to entertain me and enthrall me the whole way through and so I love this book! It is a beautiful book that took my breath away on more than one occasion, the pacing of this story was wonderfully written and plotted so that I did not get bored at any given time. Never once did I find myself referring to the page number and that is a sure sign that this incredible book is a compelling piece of work that draws the reader in and captivates them to read it quickly and to reach the end of the book very fast.
The excellent author of this novel, Cherie Mitchell effortlessly takes the reader on an incredible journey; Mitchell’s words managed to keep me intrigued as well as entertained as I raced through this book. It is the kind of book that is impossible to put down, and when I had to I longed for it! I wanted to be reunited with the story I had grown to love and the characters I had become invested in.
Cherie Mitchell is a talented and a well-accomplished author who has written an unforgettable novel that features heavily on its characters and themes. Mitchell’s characters are superb, and I think every reader will be able to find an attribute they like in them. They are believable, and their narratives jump right off the page and into the reader’s minds. This is another thing… Mitchell has managed to create a vivid picture in my mind of this setting she has established. Her sometimes long, descriptive sentences, captured my imagination and made me turn the pages like a mad woman! She is a pure talent, and for that, she deserves all the praise in the world.
To summarize my thoughts on the charismatic novel that is Dorothea’s Advice for the Lovelorn; I would say if you are a reader who Is tired of reading the same old books that are lackluster and forgettable then take a chance with this one because I promise you now that you will not be disappointed! This incredible book gets Five Stars from me!
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