Wonder Women by Rosie Fiore
|Wonder Women by Rosie Fiore|
|Category: Women's Fiction|
|Reviewer: Jo Heffer|
|Summary: When Jo Hockley wakes up after dreaming about an idea for a unique children’s clothes shop, she has no idea how her life is about to change. Her husband Lee supports her and she soon recruits two great workers in the shape of Mel and Holly. Before long, the dream is about to become a reality but at what cost? How far is Jo prepared to go to become a great business woman and to ensure that her little shop, Jungletown, becomes a global success?|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 570||Date: June 2013|
Jo Hockley has always wanted to run her business but real life has got in the way. Married to Lee and mother to two small children, she has enough on her plate looking after all of them. However, when she dreams about an innovative kids’ clothing store with play facilities, she cannot let the idea go. She is sure that all mums would welcome the opportunity to shop while their children are able to play boisterously supervised by friendly staff. Encouraged by Lee, she investigates the idea further and before she knows what is happening, she is renting premises, planning interiors and hiring staff. Holly and Mel come on board and together, all three women work hard to make Jo’s dream become a reality.
It’s fascinating reading about how the business builds and how each woman makes her own contribution. All three of them have things to deal with in their real lives and the shop is a good way to focus on something else as they strive to make it as successful as it can be. I loved reading about all three women and found myself caught up in all their lives: Mel’s difficult dealings with her teenage daughter, Holly’s heartbreaking struggling as she nurses her mum who is suffering from cancer; and the possible breakdown of Jo’s marriage as the business takes over her life more and more.
‘Wonder Women’ is a most enjoyable book from start to finish and one that I did not want to put down. There is a quote on the front cover that states that you will feel like the characters are friends of yours and I totally agree with that sentiment. Rosie Fiore has created three fabulous characters in the shape of Jo, Holly and Mel and I just wanted to keep on reading more about them. I also loved the business backdrop and reading about all of the things that the women had to go through in order to set up their dream shop.
This is the first book that I have read from Rosie Fiore bur having read this, I am hungry for more.
Why not also take a look at Babies In Waiting by Rosie Fiore
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