About The Book
Thirty-four year old, Mimi Finnegan is the third of four daughters and in her eyes, by far, the most unremarkable. She has no singular accomplishment that can stand up to any of her sisters. And if that isn’t enough, she is the only single sibling in her family.
Mimi’s sisters decide that it’s time she gets serious about husband hunting, so they begin a campaign to find Mr. Right for her. Considering her most recent dating encounters include a night club owner who stuffs bratwurst in his pants and a WASPy trust fund baby, living happily under his mother’s thumb, Mimi is more than ready to meet THE ONE. Enter celebrated British novelist Elliot Fielding.
Sexual tension and anger heat up between the duo and it isn’t until Mimi discovers that Elliot is almost engaged to another that she realizes she is head-over-heels in love with him.
The journey will make you laugh, cry and want to pull your hair out from frustration! Mimi eventually learns that she is quite remarkable in her own right and never needed to worry that she lived in her sister’s shadows.
The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan is the perfect laugh-out-loud, feel good book for any woman who has ever felt that she wasn’t good enough.
About The Author
While attending the University of Illinois in Chicago, Whitney Dineen was discovered by a local modelling agent and began an unexpected career as a plus-size Ford model. She modelled in New York City before moving to Los Angeles with her husband.
When she wasn't modelling, she was in the kitchen, baking delights to share with friends. Soon, her friends began asking her to send baskets of her wonderful candies and cookies to business associates, agents and production studios. Word spread like wildfire, and the rest, as they say, is history. Whitney’s sensational creations are still in great demand by her loyal celebrity clientèle www.WhitneysGoodies.com
During “The Hollywood Years,” Whitney was bitten by the writing bug and started creating characters that are inspired by strong women with a great sense of humour.
In addition to her love of chick-lit, Whitney has also written a series of adventure books for middle readers The first of which, Wilhelmina and the Willamette Wig Factory, is nearing completion.
Whitney and her husband, Jimmy, have recently relocated to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to raise their children, chickens and organic vegetables.
I want to start this review by saying, Chick Lit is my go to genre, always has been. I love a good feel good novel full of humour, romance and a badass heroine! But I feel like sometimes the genre can be stuck on repeat. The same plot, the same characters different name, bla bla bla, with the publishing culture being ever-changing and self publishing becoming even more popular a proper Chick Lit novel can be hard to find. Well The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan is a proper Chick Lit Novel and it is a must read!
When the fabulous Whitney Dineen asked me to review The Reinvention Of Mimi Finnegan I jumped at the opportunity. Being a member of few Chick Lit forums I had seen the book's momentum grow and I had been dying to read it. So lets get down to the details.
The novel is about thirty something Mimi Finnegan, one of four sisters, who are all utterly perfect, they all have their own thing, the gorgeous one, the jock, the intelligent one and then there is Mimi. She has never felt good enough, she has never had that one thing like the rest of the Finnegan sisters. When Mimi is struck down with a bunion she decided to take stock of her life and join Weight Watchers to lose 20lbs and to rid her pretty feet of the dreaded bunion! The bunion is the least of her problems, her PR firm has a new client and his name is Elliot Fielding a British author who is smoking hot! Their Chemistry is boiling, but Mimi soon discovers Elliot has baggage, not simple baggage either. But can't love defeat any obstacle that it faces?
What I love about this book is how honest it is. There were moments when I thought YES! I've felt like that, I have hated myself after eating a family sized chocolate bar, I have stared at myself and though good god what have I done. every single woman on this planet will feel insecure, or not quite good enough. This book screams at us to not believe that little voice in your head. Mimi's thoughts and feelings were honest even if the thoughts she was having were not the nicest.
The characters are believable and there is moments when you ask yourself who really deserves who? Usually you know who you want the heroine to end up with, I was quite torn for part of the book and I really liked that, as it means that hopefully if the lovely Whitney Dineen decides she could maybe give a certain man his own story, maybe if I am very nice and beg PLEASE WHITNEY PLEASE!!!
I adore this book and am so glad I had the opportunity to review it! a real romance novel, a real chick lit novel! A book full of love, laughter and change. Maybe being yourself, bunion and all isn't so bad, maybe its exactly what everyone loves you for!
5 STARS FOR THE REINVENTION OF MIMI FINNEGAN BY WHITNEY DINEEN
I'm a bookwhore, yes I said it, I have no shame, I will wander off with any old book I'm not even a little bit ashamed. Twenty Seven, Mum, SEND Teaching Assistant, general beauty hoarder and lover of the Irish.