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 the next book following on from The Queen of Blogging. Personally I would recommend reading them in order to get the most out of this book and also both books are very much deserving to be read.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Queen of Blogging and couldn’t wait to catch up with Kajsa again. I certainly wasn’t disappointed. Kajsa’s life just seems to be one catastrophe after another. Probably not great for her but hilarious for us readers.
The main stand out characters are with out a doubt Kajsa herself and her mother in law, Gull Britt.
Kajsa is trying her best to carry on, though not getting very far, as a single, out of work mother. Even though she comes across as a bit self centred at times, the further into the story we get, we see what a big heart she has really, even though some circumstances are some what forced on her.
Gull Britt, I absolutely loved! No way in this world would I want to end up having her live with me but she certainly is the star of this book and every bit with her in just had me chuckling like mad. Gull is like a lot of old people, very set in her ways and has each day planned with the same meals she has religiously on each set day. I have to admit to feeling a bit sorry for her as not only does her useless son not give her the attention she needs, Kajsa is even worse. It does make for some really funny reading though.
The Queen of New Beginnings is seriously screaming out to be made into a film. It would be sooooo good. This is an extremely fun filled read that will certainly appeal to fans of the Bridget Jones’ series. Packed full of humor set around one woman’s daily struggles, it is one I would certainly highly recommend to friends and family.
My thanks to Bombshell Books for an advanced readers copy. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
The Queen of New Beginnings is available to purchase from Amazon.
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.