#BlogTour Review : Foolish Heroines by June Wentland

It is my pleasure to be taking my turn on the Blog Tour for this unique book Foolish Heroines by June Wentland, published by Valley Press.

What the blurb says…

Janina Reston is a language expert, translating fiendishly tricky Arabic and Asian mathematical and scientific texts. Words are her world. But she can’t find any to share with her husband Owen. Instead, she confides in a spider named Gladys (who may or may not be her deceased grandmother).

She lives in an ordinary city suburb where extraordinary things happen. Lily’s husband dies in a strange accident with a milk bottle, while Fatima writes biographies of unknown people living seemingly inconsequential lives, and Zosia – whose most daring adventure thus far has been replacing jelly and ice cream with lemon meringue pie – runs off to Delhi with an Asian Women’s Sewing Group.

But forget dull domesticity. This is a suburb where dense jungle leaves creep through the patio door when you’re putting the kettle on, where porcelain shepherdesses have evil intent, and where a seven-legged arachnid can be a wise companion for a woman at the end of her tether.

What do I say…

Foolish Heroines is a book of surprises. A book where the ordinary and the unexpected come together in a way that challenges, comforts and ultimately extends.

The lives of these women are bizarre and vivid and yet they also feel completely tangible and surprisingly within everyday reach.

This is a story of empowerment, of finding a purpose in places in you never thought to look and finding friends you didn’t know you might need. The humour that runs through the book is quirky and vibrant; not many pages go by without words raising a smirk, a smile or making you laugh out loud.

Valley Press have found a book which champions the cause of women, of creativity and of friends.

Rachel x

And there is more…

For more reviews and reactions check out the rest of the blog tour below…

And even more…

A quick message from Valley Press ! They are having a January sale which would apply to ‘Foolish Heroines’ – 22% off!!

Readers just need to enter code JAN22 when shopping on https://www.valleypressuk.com at the basket stage and the discount will be applied.

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