Review – Getting To Know Me by Amanda Egan

I love that when Amanda Egan brings out a new book, I get to read and review it.  I’ve been reading and enjoying Amanda’s books for a good few years now and she’s a cracking writer always making me laugh and cry!

So when she brought out Getting To Know Me, I was really looking forward to reading it.

What did I think?


From the minute, I opened the first page, I was immersed in this unusual, funny story.  The characters were fabulous.  I loved Penny and could really relate to her and the reasons why she was doing what she did.  Her best friend was fabulous and was definitely someone you’d want on your side.  Great characterisation made all the people in this book feel like your friends and people that you’d love to spend time with.

I read it in two shifts and that was only because at 1.30am I realised that I had to be up in 6 hours and had a long drive ahead so I made myself put it down.  The next time I had the opportunity to pick it up, I did and wasn’t letting go until I’d found out what choices Penny was going to make.

It was funny, it was romantic, it was realistic, it was emotional.  It was a book that warmed the cockles of my heart.  Thoroughly entertaining, a modern fairytale which gave me back some hopes and dreams for my future.

Extremely entertaining and highly recommended and if you’ve never picked up one of Amanda’s books, I would definitely encourage you to.

About the book

Penny seems to have the perfect life.
A fantastic job on a country manor estate with lodgings thrown in and a fit boss who’s more like a friend.
Everything about her is highly organised.
Except for affairs of the heart.
When conventional methods fail, how far is she prepared to go to find herself a husband?
At the risk of jeopardising her friendships – and indeed her livelihood – can she learn to listen to her heart rather than her head to discover that …
… love is what happens while you’re busy making other plans?

Buy via Amazon UK by clicking here.

About the author

Born in London, Amanda trained professionally as an actress at ‘Studio 68’ and is now a prominent Indie writer.

Her first two books, the ‘Mummy Misfit’ diaries, were enthusiastically received as a humorously perceptive insight into the easily recognised, self-obsessed mums found at prep school gates the world over.

Amanda moved on to romcom novels and has also released two Christmas novellas.

She has a passion for crafts and entertaining and enjoys actively engaging with her readers by sharing news and discussions on her ‘Diary of a Mummy Misfit’ blog. You can join in by following her on Facebook ‘Mummy Misfit – Amanda Egan’ or on Twitter @Mummy_Misfit.


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