Queen of Tarts Review of
That Time of the Month by Emily Shaffer
This book was a delight all the way through. I actually just googled synonyms for Adored and Loved because I needed more words to adequately express my enchantment with this story. I was swept into Ellie’s world and connected with her. She felt very familiar to me and I recognized a kindred spirit. I absolutely positively LOVED this book.
So, Ellie, the heroine of the story, loses her job in the very first chapter. It’s a particularly funny scene that I’ve made two of my friends listen to me read. *snicker* I am enamored with Ellie’s voice. She’s snarky and silly and hopeful. After losing the job she didn’t really love, but it kept her in the city and out of her brother’s spare room, she decides to see this as an opportunity to focus on a dream she had set aside when she went to school and got a responsible degree. She wants to write! Ellie has enough money in her bank account for a month’s expenses. She finds a coffee shop that is perfect for a respectable soon-to-be famous author to work in and she eats a piece of pie. And so starts her 31 day journey towards her goal.