An Englishwoman in New York
This homage to the charm and romance of New York is a coming-of-age novel for grown-ups that will appeal to readers of Helen Fielding’s ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’, Allison Pearson’s I Don’t Know How She Does It and Melissa Bank’s ‘Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing’.
When Lucy’s husband loses his job and is relocated to New York, she is forced to give up her posh London life and move to a tiny Manhattan apartment. Homesick and resentful at first, Lucy soon finds herself embarking on an exhilarating new affair – no, not with her husband, although she is surprised to find they do still love each other, but with the city itself and the three women she meets at the school gates who, against all odds, become her friends.
Christy, married to a wealthy older man, questions her life choice as she fantasizes about her doorman and tries to make peace with her angry stepdaughter. Julia is a workaholic television writer who becomes convinced her family is better off without her, until a neighbour’s dog makes her re-think everything. Meanwhile Robyn, bread-winning wife to an aspiring novelist, has had enough. She wants what her friends are having – even if it means an affair with at least one, if not all, of their husbands . . .
In the tradition of Melissa Bank’s ‘The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing’, with shades of ‘Sex and the City’, ‘An Englishwoman in New York’ is the perfect coming-of-age novel for grown-ups.