MY REVIEW OF “MRS. SAINT AND THE DEFECTIVES” by Julie Lawson Trimmer
If things were difficult in your life, would you like the opportunity to have a second chance? In this charming novel, “Mrs. Saint and the Defectives”, by Julie Lawson Timmer, the author discusses an “eccentric” community which has the feeling of family, and gives the people involved another chance for happiness
The genres of this novel are Fiction, Adult Fiction, and Women’s Fiction.
The author describes her characters as “flawed”, “defective”,quirky, complicated and complex.
Markie and her son Jesse move away from their neighborhood, and community looking for a new start. Markie has been publicly humiliated by her husband, who has cheated, and caused her financial ruin. When they move to their newly rented bungalow, they meet Mrs. Saint, a European woman, with a heavy accent ,who immediately takes charge. She arranges for Markie and Jessie to get settled in. Mrs. Saint makes suggestions the way she thinks things should be, and somehow that is the way things are. Markie realizes that Mrs. Saint has provided meaningful jobs for other people who had lost their jobs and confidence. When everyone in the community works together, everything seems so much better!
I love the idea of a family and community where everyone is accepted for who they are.I also appreciate how the author describes, forgiveness, family, friends, love and hope.
I would highly recommend this entertaining and intriguing novel. I received an ARC (Advanced Reading Copy) for my honest review.