I’m pleased to share my review for A Wish for Jinnie today. This is the first book I’ve read by Audrey Davis and I really enjoyed it. Thank you to the author and Rachel’s Random Resources for a digital copy – my thoughts are my own and not influenced by the gift.
What if wishes really could come true?
When Jinnie Cooper is dumped by her fiancé, and exiled to a job in an antiques shop in a sleepy Scottish village, little does she know a battered old lamp is about to shake up her life.
Genie Dhassim grants wishes. But he also wants a few of his own to come true. Letting him explore the outside world proves nerve-wracking as Dhassim has an uncanny knack of putting his pointy-slippered foot in it.
As Jinnie grows closer to her employer Sam, Dhassim discovers his time on earth is running out.
Can both Jinnie and Dhassim find true happiness? Or are those wishes that cannot be granted?
Jinnie is starting a new life – suddenly single and jobless, she moves to a quiet Scottish village to make a fresh start. New opportunities arrive, for work, new friendships and possible romance too. However the biggest change is having a genie, Dhassim, arrive in her life.
This is a lovely read to counteract the gloom felt across the world at the moment. It is a romantic comedy with a hint of fantasy novel. Just as many people wonder what they would do if they won the lottery, this book makes you think about what you would wish for if a genie appeared in your life – personally as a mum of two teenagers, a fridge that refills itself would be fantastic. Jinnie starts to blossom as she makes new friendships, with a little help from Dhassim along the way.
This book is full of great characters, especially Jinnie’s gran Wilma who is enjoying growing old disgracefully. Dhassim is very different to the Disney film genie’s – eating all of Jinnie’s food, using her ‘posh’ toiletries and wearing her clothes. The scenes when he leaves her flat as David (pronounced in a French accent), made me chuckle. Thank you Audrey Davis for an enjoyable read.
Author Bio –
Audrey Davis is a Scottish-born former journalist, now resident in Switzerland. Her newspaper career saw her cover events in Northern Ireland and the Falkland Islands, as well as working for a London-based movie magazine writing reviews and carrying out interviews.
She self-published her debut romantic comedy novel A Clean Sweep in June 2017, following an online Open University course in Writing Fiction.
Audrey followed up with a short, darker prequel A Clean Break before beginning work on a rom-com novella trilogy with a ghostly twist – The Haunting of Hattie Hastings. Again, reviews across the board were excellent, and it was combined into a standalone novel in November 2018.
A Wish For Jinnie is her third standalone novel.
Apart from writing, Audrey enjoys travel and spends a lot of time in Edinburgh. She is an avid cook, watcher of scary movies and reluctant gym-goer.
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