I wish to thank Sarah Hardy and Bombshell for inviting me to be part of this Blog Tour for 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 a laugh out comedy that you won’t be able to put down. It’s the follow up to Therese Loreskar’s hilarious Queen of Blogging, but you can easily enjoy this one as a stand-alone too!
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
I loved the first book in this series, The Queen of Blogging and this just carries on with the magic. Kajsa now a single mum of three little darlings 5 and under plus a dog simply just survives on a day to day basis. Not enough money, no job and no husband, but not having him around could be a bonus really. Having had everything for very little effort isn’t really giving Kajas much incentive to get a job and graft. But when house guests arrive then things really do heat up.
This book is just full of one laugh after another, with some beaut scenes involving Kajas and her now ex mother in law. Kajas does have good intensions but the thought of doing the right thing and actually doing it just don’t seem to happen. Kajas has a mind that seems to wonder off and as a reader I sort of went along with her, oops. Gull Britt makes a brilliant addition to this book, just love how she not only bounces back but actually gains quite a lot of spirit herself along the way, especially for such an old lady.
Kajas as a character grows tremendously too. I really like who she is becoming, of course she will always be dippy but she got a little bit of fight in her as the story went on. It really made me get behind her.
Do read the first book before this as there are a lot of characters brought from The Queen of Blogging and after being involved with Kajas, their lives have been changed, normally for the worse. It just makes everything have more sense in this story knowing how they knew her before. This is a very light and enjoyable book to read. I hope that Kajas continues her journey in another story in the future.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.