Behind every successful man is a woman.Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.
Sophie Mayhew looks like she has the perfect life. Wife of rising political star John F Mayhew, a man who is one step away from the top job in the government, her glamour matches his looks, power, breeding and money. But John has made some stupid mistakes along the way, some of which are threatening to emerge. Still, all this can still be swept under the carpet as long as Sophie 'the trophy' plays her part in front of the cameras.
But the words that come out of Sophie’s mouth one morning on the doorstep of their country house are not the words the spin doctors put in there. Bursting out of the restrictive mould she has been in since birth, Sophie flees to a place that was special to her as a child, a small village on the coast where she intends to be alone.
But once there, she finds she becomes part of a community that warms her soul and makes her feel as if she is breathing properly for the first time. Sophie knows she won't be left in peace for long. Now she must decide: where does her real future lie?
Title: The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew
Author: Milly Johnson
Published By: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 7th March 2019
Or you can order signed copies from Milly's website
We are absolutely delighted and privileged to be taking part in the magnificent blog tour for The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew.
I’ve been a huge fan of Milly Johnson for a number of years now and I really thought she was top of her game. So imagine my delight when I devoured this book and found that she had actually raised the bar yet again.
If I didn’t know any better I’d say that Milly writes her books with a magic wand and not a pen. The writing style is slick and sophisticated without losing that down to earth Yorkshire charm and wicked sense of humour that Milly is renowned for.
I was immediately hooked to the story of Sophie Mayhew who is married to a handsome and powerful MP who quite simply cannot keep it in his pants. After suffering one humiliation too many in a callous world full of backbiting and sleaze, Sophie disappears to a place where she had happy memories from many years before.
The town of Little Loste was a complete contrast to the hostile environment she was used to. It was so welcoming with friendly people who were willing to give kindness without question, unlike Sophie's hateful family. Throw in a drop dead gorgeous vicar and his four year old son and a new best friend and I felt as at home there as Sophie did.
The story was painful in parts, I guarantee you will be wanting to shout at the page when Sophie is berated by her family, joyful; I found myself smiling a lot, heartwarming, a gesture that Sophie's brother in law made brought me close to tears and totally uplifting, when Sophie starts to believe in herself.
Milly’s writing is such a joy and this book has now become my favourite of hers. It’s fascinating to see that well established and brilliant authors such as Milly can still keep evolving and keep us chomping at the bit for the next amazing book.
Book Angel x
About the Author
Milly Johnson was born, raised and still lives in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. As well as being an author of 16 published novels, 2 short story books and 2 novellas, she is also a copywriter for the greetings card industry, a poem and joke-writer, a columnist and a seasoned after dinner speaker.
She won the RoNA for Best Romantic Comedy Novel of 2014 and 2016 and the Yorkshire Society award for Arts and Culture 2015.
She writes about love, life, friendships and the importance of community spirit. Her books champion women, their strength and resilience and celebrate her beloved Yorkshire.
Her latest book - 'The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew' deals with a woman who has been conditioned since a child to be little more than a support for an important man. But there is much more to Mrs Mayhew than anyone who knows her - even her own family - could ever believe.
Milly's website is www.millyjohnson.co.uk. She is on Twitter as @millyjohnson, Instagram as @themillyjohnson and has a Facebook page @MillyJohnsonAuthor. She also has a monthly newsletter www.millyjohnson.co.uk/newsletter with exclusive, news, offers and competitions.
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