Wilde Like Me by Louise Pentland

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Beauty blogger turned author Louise Pentland’s debut novel is a very easy, enjoyable read

Beauty blogger turned author Louise Pentland’s debut novel is a very easy, enjoyable read

Sat, Sep 2, 2017, 00:00

   
 

Book Title:
Wilde Like Me

ISBN-13:
9781785762932

Author:
Louise Pentland

Publisher:
Zaffre

Guideline Price:
£12.99

If you’re feeling out of your depth, at the mercy of uncontrollable elements, Robin Wilde could be the heroine written just for you.

Louise Pentland’s debut novel is a very easy read, the warm and funny tale of a single mother of a charming six-year old daughter, supported by her close friends and craft-obsessed aunt, but who falls foul of what she calls “the Emptiness” so regularly that she worries she will fall off the world.

Concerns

Couched within the comic relief introspection, which is often shorthand for a relatable female character in popular fiction, are the concerns of a young woman who is being led by life rather than leading it.

Pentland has a public profile as a beauty blogger, and one suspects that, despite her successful career, a lot of Robin Wilde’s storyline comes from the author’s personal experience. The book’s greatest gift to its readers could be that, in their struggles with the small things in life, they are not alone.