Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan by Whitney Dineen

The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan

The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan by Whitney Dineen
Print and e-book, 306 pages
Published May 9th 2015 by Kissing Frogs

Thirty-four year old, Mimi Finnegan is the third of four daughters and in her eyes, by far, the most unremarkable. She has no singular accomplishment that can stand up to any of her sisters. And if that isn’t enough, she is the only single sibling in her family.

Mimi’s sisters decide that it’s time she gets serious about husband hunting, so they begin a campaign to find Mr. Right for her. Considering her most recent dating encounters include a night club owner who stuffs bratwurst in his pants and a WASPy trust fund baby, living happily under his mother’s thumb, Mimi is more than ready to meet THE ONE. Enter celebrated British novelist Elliot Fielding.

Sexual tension and anger heat up between the duo and it isn’t until Mimi discovers that Elliot is almost engaged to another that she realizes she is head-over-heels in love with him.

The journey will make you laugh, cry and want to pull your hair out from frustration! Mimi eventually learns that she is quite remarkable in her own right and never needed to worry that she lived in her sister’s shadows.

The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan is the perfect laugh-out-loud, feel good book for any woman who has ever felt that she wasn’t good enough.

My thoughts about The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan

I was in stitches from the first line of this book! Mimi is at the doctor's office and learns she has a bunion. 
'"A bunion?" I shriek. "It would appear so." answers Dr. Foster, the podiatrist referred by my HMO. "Aren't bunions something that old people get?"'
And .... she ends up naming her bunion! How funny is that? Then the doctor proceeds to get on her about her weight. 
'I'm big boned!'
Haven't we all claimed that at one time or another? Mimi is someone I can relate to. So in the end, Mimi joins Weight Watchers (been there, done that) in order to lose weight to take some of the pressure off of her feet and her bunion. The journey she goes through is hilarious and eye-opening at the same time. 

Whitney must have a great sense of humor because Mimi's character and her adventures are just plain fun! What a hoot! 
'Eyeing my perfectly groomed sisters and parents, I wonder if there's any chance I could have been adopted. Or maybe my mom cheated on my dad with a circus clown and I'm the result.'
You've just got to read The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan and enjoy the journey that Mimi goes on as she discovers who she is and what she wants out of life. This is a very entertaining read that had me laughing out loud. And did I mention that I just love Mimi? Well, I do and I was rooting for her all the way! 

I enjoyed my first look at Whitney's work and look forward to reading more of her stories. I know it will be a fun, enjoyable time. Thanks for the laughs, Whitney! 

About the author

While attending the University of Illinois in Chicago, Whitney Dineen was discovered by a local modeling agent and began an unexpected career as a plus-size Ford model. She modeled in New York City before moving to Los Angeles with her husband.

When she wasn’t modeling, she was in the kitchen, baking delights to share with friends. Soon, her friends began asking her to send baskets of her wonderful candies and cookies to business associates, agents and production studios. Word spread like wildfire, and the rest, as they say, is history. Whitney’s sensational creations are still in great demand by her loyal celebrity clientele ( [I just checked out her website and these goodies look amazing!]

During “The Hollywood Years,” Whitney was bitten by the writing bug and started creating characters that are inspired by strong women with a great sense of humor.

In addition to her love of chick-lit, Whitney has also written a series of adventure books for middle readers. The first of which, Wilhelmina and the Willamette Wig Factory, is nearing completion.

Whitney and her husband, Jimmy, have recently relocated to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to raise their children, chickens and organic vegetables.

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