The Good Part by Sophie Cousens

The Good Part by Sophie Cousens

Title:  The Good Part
Author: Sophie Cousens
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons 
Genre:  General Fiction (Adult), Romance, Women's Fiction
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages:  367
Date of Publication:  7 November, 2023
My Rating:  5 Stars

My Thoughts 

Lucy is 26, underpaid, living in a community apartment with many roommates. After an impromptu date goes wrong, Lucy, walking home in the rain in cheap shoes that are literally falling apart, comes across an old wishing machine and makes a wish to skip ahead to the good part of her life.

Wow, I adored this novel. The Good Part is fantastic women's fiction that's so much more than the genre. It made me laugh out loud in parts, get teary in others, and the relationship between Lucy and her dad had me missing mine so much. The relationships in this are so perfectly depicted - Ms Cousens has written an excellent novel.

I'm so glad I had the opportunity to read an advance copy of this and strongly recommend it! 

Thank you to G.P. Putnam’s Sons and NetGalley for the DRC!


Is living the life you’ve wished for really a dream come true?

Lucy Young is twenty-six and tired. Tired of fetching coffees for senior TV producers, sick of going on disastrous dates, and done with living in a damp flat with roommates who never buy toilet paper. After another disappointing date, Lucy stumbles upon a wishing machine. Pushing a coin into the slot, Lucy closes her eyes and wishes with all her might: 
Please, let me skip to the good part of my life.

When she wakes the next morning to a handsome man, a ring on her finger, a high-powered job, and two storybook-perfect children, Lucy can’t believe this is real—especially when she looks in the mirror, and staring back is her own fortysomething face. Has she really skipped ahead like she’s always wanted, or has she simply forgotten a huge chunk of her life? As Lucy begins to embrace new relationships and the perks of maturity, she’ll have to ask herself: Can she go back to her previous life, and if so, can she stand to leave the good part behind?


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