Though I had trouble getting into the story, once I was invested I was pleasantly surprised at how much I was enjoying it. Veronica started off a bit whiny to me but as the story progressed and she was pushed to her emotional limits, she grew into a really great character.
We open with Veronica praying that her boyfriend finally pops the question so she can quit her soul sucking job and be a housewife. I know it sounds uninspired but as you read on you can’t help but think ‘jeez, if I worked there I’d want to be a housewife too!’. Fern does an incredible job creating characters with aggravating depth that I’m sure we have all come across once or twice in the work place. When Veronica proposal doesn’t go as planned and her boyfriend leaves her to go to London, it seems like all is lost.
Except, when she dreams of her adoring grandparents each night. This is the part I loved! They were so lively and so caring, not to mention hilarious! While Veronica obsesses over the loss of her grandma’s ring, her grandparents work with her to improve her life and to make her life every moment to the fullest.
This is a story about self-discovery, bravery and trust in yourself. One of my favorite kinds if I’m to be honest. I look forward to reading more from Fern.