Five feet one and full of fizz, Jennifer Brown lights up the room. She has a gorgeous partner, a wicked best friend, and a boss who doesn’t mind that she’s the worst typist on the planet. She’s loyal, generous and irredeemably ditzy. Everyone loves Jennifer Brown. But can she learn to love herself?
When her world caves in, she needs every ounce of her steely core to step back from the abyss and take charge of her life, reinventing herself first as cook and housekeeper to a saucy sexagenarian, then as manager of a tumbledown country estate with sensitive secrets. Peopled by a battalion of hilarious characters from the caustic, cross-dressing confidant to the besotted ex-boyfriend with a barmy ex-wife, Jennifer Brown’s Journey is a heartwarming, thoughtful, often poignant portrait of the trials of life as a thirty-something woman. Jennifer Brown champions the importance of self-belief, and the value of a bucket-sized glass of wine in a tight spot. And, always in the background, there’s the quiet man with the warm eyes and the velvet vowels.
What on earth is Jennifer Brown going to do about him?
The first in a series of three. Jennifer Brown’s Journey is a story of female self-empowerment and the triumph of the human spirit in the face of challenges that most women will recognise. Lighthearted and poignant, the story gives readers a very real sense of a woman, initially rather ditzy, maturing into a redoubtable, self-possessed individual who faces her many challenges with developing aplomb.
What people are saying.........
"Oh my goodness, I loved, LOVED this book!!! At the beginning of the book, I wasn't sure if it was my kind of read, but after a couple of pages, it got a hold of me and I couldn't stop turning the pages fast enough! I finished it in a day :):
"A heartening insightinto the trials of a young woman that will send your chuckle meter off the chart"
"Funny, entertaining and highly readable, I didn't pause for breath until I reached chapter eleven"
"Hold onto your hats, Jennifer Brown is a whirlwind ready to rip apart your reading list. Jennifer Brown’s Journey is Angie Langley’s debut novel but it more than packs a punch!
Angie Langley has a background in entertainment and venue management and she’s worked with artists in the US, the UK and Europe.
She grew up in Somerset and has lived in the south west of England all her life. Nowadays home is in the beautiful Woodford Valley near Salisbury, on the banks of the river Avon. A tiny piece of heaven and a true writers paradise. When she's not writing, Angie isa keen photographer and is currently working on a book of poems for children all about the local wildlife who live along the riverbank.
Writing Jennifer Brown’s Journey was a labour of love as most of the book is based on her true-life experiences, enhanced by a furtive imagination which takes over as humorous characters and situations are brought in to provide the chapters with the emotional balance. Many of these humorous elements are the result of everyday observations.
Jennifer Brown’s Journey is her first book, inspired by the highs and lows of a distant past that has given her the strength to tackle each day with a smile.