The Solitary Bookworm and Enchanted Book Tours presents Maven Fairy Godmother by Charlotte Henley Babb
Broke, busted and despairing over the mess her life has turned out to be, middle-aged Maven Morrigan is offered a job as a fairy godmother, a one-time-only last chance to make something of herself and make the world a better place.
Not knowing who to trust: her boss, her slithery familiar, or her own Bump of Direction, she has to find her personal power by relying on herself, her real world failures, and her sense of the absurd, to survive in this imaginary garden with real trolls in it so that her clients get their happily ever after.
Maven is a middle aged woman who is very unlucky with her life. She has no job, nothing to family, no place to stay, nothing to make her life easy. With no resources, Maven is desperate to have a job – any job. One call changes her life – and her job title? Fairy godmother. 🙂
I actually had a hard time following the story for the sole reason that it had a lot of characters involved although their stories are connected to each other – with that number of characters it can be daunting to remember them all. What I thoroughly enjoy though are the familiar story integrated in the book and how Maven works with them. She is very honest and intuitive (with the help of The Bump) and loves what she does but struggles with how Fiona wants her to do her job.
Maven Fairy Godmother is an enjoyable read it it can definitely tickle your funny bones. The ending was unexpected and my experience with reading Maven Fairy Godmother is one to remember.
Charlotte Babb began writing when she could hold a piece of chalk and scribble her name–although she sometimes mistook “Chocolate” for “Charlotte” on the sign at the drug store ice cream counter.
When her third-grade teacher allowed her access to the fiction room at the school library, Charlotte discovered Louisa Alcott and Robert Heinlein, an odd marriage of the minds. These two authors have had the most influence on her desire to share her point of view with the world and to explore how the world might be made better.
In the meantime, Charlotte has fallen prey to steampunk and the gears are turning…corset, bustle and magic, oh my! She brings to any project a number of experiences, including work as a technical writer, gasket inspector, cloth store associate, girl Friday, and telephone psychic.
She has studied the folk stories of many cultures and wonders what happened to ours. Where the stories are for people over 20 who have survived marriage, divorce, child-rearing, education, bankruptcy, and widowhood? Here.
Charlotte loves Fractured Fairy Tales and writes them for your enjoyment.