Today I have a blog tour for you for the novel The Queen of New Beginnings by Therese Loreskar.
Kajsa lives in a large house in Stockholm along with her three children and their dog. Since coming clean about lying on her popular blog she no longer has any work. Not only that but she has kicked her husband out because of his sex addiction.
While her husband is in rehab trying to fix his little problem, Kajsa’s mother in law is thrown out of her retirement home and comes to live with her daughter in law.
Then Kajsa receives an unexpected offer to move to a fashionable part of London. But having to look after her mother in law makes life complicated.
Can Kajsa rid herself of her baggage and make a fresh start with her children in England?
This laugh-out-loud comedy looks at the daily struggles we all face with our families and asks if starting again is ever really possible.
The Queen of New Beginnings is the second book in a series, the first The Queen of Blogging I have not read. I still enjoyed this book and I didn’t really need to read the first but it would have given me much more insight into Kajsa and her situation.
Despite the lack of background the book fills you in on the basics of everything you need to know. I really enjoyed reading about it. It took less than 24 hours to read this as it was such an easy read. You felt sorry for poor Kajsa who doesn’t seem to get a break and ends up forced into situations where she has little to no control.
Even her happy ending doesn’t particularly go to plan and there are more bumps in the road. There are some funny and sweet moments and I just thought it was a delightfully easy book to read that was well written with interesting characters.
I would rate this book 4 out of 5 stars and I’ll definitely be catching up with the 1st book.
Therese Loreskär started her carrier in 2010 as a Swedish author. She self-published her first novel which was very well received and quickly sold out!
In 2014 she signed up to a publishing house. Her novel called “The Queen of Blogging” was released and the feedback was overwhelming! People referred to the book as a modern “Bridget Jones” and couldn’t get enough of the main character, Kajsa. The next book “The Queen of Blogging 2” was released shortly after to all the reader’s delight.
Therese has since then published 4 bestselling children’s books as well. She often does tours at different schools and talks about her books. The children love her visits and Therese always enjoys talking to her little readers.
“The Queen of Blogging 1 & 2” have also been recorded and launched as audiobooks in addition to paper backs in Sweden. Her biggest dream is to have “The Queen of Blogging series” made into films, and she secretly keeps a list in an old drawer of presumptive actors that would do the characters in her books justice.
Her never-ending energy for writing and entertaining people with her characters is her biggest trait.
Therese lives in the countryside along the west coast of Sweden. She has a rather big and busy household, with (one) husband, two children, one deaf cat, five hamsters and a grandmother.
When she’s not busy making up stories and writing silly things, she enjoys the nature, people, history, redecorating the house without asking anyone for permission, and all other kinds of creativity.
You can purchase the book here.
Thanks for reading.