The first few pages of the book seemed like it will be a total bore for me, so I abandoned the book for some weeks, and I decided to read it again with an open mind.
Getting to the second chapter, I got a hang on the book, and it was surprising that I didn’t just want to stop reading the book, until I reach the last chapter. I am giving the book a rating of 4/5.
Elissa who is the main character in the book is who is described as the lonely Fajita. Truthfully, I didn’t even know that Fajita was a food until I read the book.
So, Elissa stays with her boyfriend who she finally figured she never loved but was just comfortable with. It is somehow worrying that you can stay with someone for over a year, and yet don’t know exactly how you feel.
Her job as a social media marketer, is not bringing her any money, yet she persists, and has to scrounge her way through life. Her boyfriend moves to another state, and she decides to be a live-in companion for an elderly woman because of her housing problems.
Living in Greenhouse Village opens up a new world for her, and actually helps her to be more for herself, in a way she wouldn’t have imagined in her twenty-six years of existence.
I loved how Suki and Maggie were so loving and supportive towards Elissa, their friend, and that is what having friends should feel like.
How Elissa genuinely cared for Annie who happened to be her live-in companion was touching, and Annie also reciprocated the love.
I liked the fact that Elissa finally took charge of her career, and how her love life should go in the last chapter. It reaffirmed the fact that you are the only person who can take charge of your life.
The author did a good job with the characters, I loved the fact that the novel was not fast-paced, and I had a grasp of the characters, their actions, emotions, plot, and everything.
Reading this book again, is at the top of list, and I can’t wait to read other books by Abigail Mann