Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “I Owe You One” by Sophie Kinsella, Random House, February 5, 2019
Sophie Kinsella, Author of “I Owe You One” has written a delightful, witty, entertaining, enthralling, and heart-warming novel. The Genres for this novel are Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Romance, and Humor. The timeline of the story is set in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The author describes her entertaining cast of characters as quirky, complicated and complex.
Fixie Farr, has a name well suited for her, as she tends to try to fix other family and friend’s problems and matters. Fixie lives by her late father’s rule “Family First” In Fixie’s case, her brother and sister are quite dysfunctional and too many things fall on Fixie’s shoulders. The family store and its problems seem to be handled by Fixie. As a matter of fact, her brother and sister have caused quite enough problems. Yet, Fixie has to learn to assert herself, and stand up for herself. Her childhood crush is back in town, and Fixie would do anything for him. Or would she.
On a rainy day, when Fixie goes into a coffee shop, a young handsome stranger asks Fixie to watch his computer, while he steps outside to talk on his phone. Unfortunately the ceiling collapses and Fixie manages to take cover, and safe his computer. To show his appreciate the young man gives Sophie an “I Owe You One” on the coffee sleeve promising her that he owes her one favor.
I love when Sophie Kinsella adds communication problems to many of her stories. In “I Owe You One”, this holds true as well. Her childhood crush needs a job, and Fixie had mentioned the I Owe You. I am sure you can guess what dilemma Fixie is in now.
I appreciate that the author discusses the importance of family, friendship, self-worth, empowerment, tough-love, communication, honesty, and hope, faith and love. I would highly recommend this amusing and pleasurable book for those readers who enjoy a delightful read. I received an ARC from NetGalley for my honest review.