Life and Other Inconveniences
Emma London never thought she had anything in common with her grandmother Genevieve London. The regal old woman came from wealthy and bluest-blood New England stock, but that didn't protect her from life's cruelest blows: the disappearance of Genevieve's young son, followed by the premature death of her husband. But Genevieve rose from those ashes of grief and built a fashion empire that was respected the world over, even when it meant neglecting her other son.
When Emma's own mother died, her father abandoned her on his mother's doorstep. Genevieve took Emma in and reluctantly raised her--until Emma got pregnant her senior year of high school. Genevieve kicked her out with nothing but the clothes on her back...but Emma took with her the most important London possession: the strength not just to survive but to thrive. And indeed, Emma has built a wonderful life for herself and her teenage daughter, Riley.
So what is Emma to do when Genevieve does the one thing Emma never expected of her and, after not speaking to her for nearly two decades, calls and asks for help?
This is a cute book. Although, I struggled with connecting with the characters. The only ones that I did like was Miller and his daughter, Tess. In fact, after my first introduction with these two, I could not wait to see them again. It would be quite some time before Miller made an appearance again in the story. I tried to find a connection towards the other characters but as I stated, I struggled to find that connection.
This it made it a bit difficult to want to stay in the moment while reading this book. However, I did finish the story. Only because I did want to see how it would all come together. In addition, that I did find myself reading this book fairly quickly. The latter third of the story was good. Sadly, this book ended up not my cup of tea but this does not mean that other readers should not try it out. It is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone novel.