Better in the Morning by Fern Ronay is about one woman’s quest to quit her soul-sucking job and get married to the man of her dreams. Except, that’s not exactly how things go for her, they don’t go her way at all actually. Her boyfriend John tells her that he’s moving to London, and she can come if she wants to. No proposal, no wedding, just moving across the country with no real commitment to Veronica.
That’s when Veronica’s dead grandparents start to visit her in her dreams, they start to give her advice and try and tell her what she should do in her life. Veronica loves seeing her grandparents, and feels that although they have been gone for years, she is closer than ever to them. Her superstition about her grandparents leaving her pennies, and giving her advice in her life was clever, and was the one thing that drew me into the novel.
After her grandparents suggest she branch out and take a news reporting class, Veronica feels that she can finally get her life back on track and start to do something for herself for a change. She even starts dating a new guy that seems too perfect. All of Veronica’s life has done a 180, so she has become positive, happy and refreshed. Then something happens to bring her right back to where she began. That something is going to set her back many months, and dealing with it is the last thing she wants to do.
With comedy, emotion, and wit this novel was fun to read. Although, I felt like I’ve read books like this before, it was definitely a different take on the usual “chick lit” type of book that I’m used to. One of the things that I really liked was the dreams that Veronica had with her dear grandparents! Her grandparents were funny, smart and always quick to give advice. If this wouldn’t have been added to the book, I don’t think I would have liked it as much. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars, it was good but I needed it to wow me and I felt like it was subpar. I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.