I was super excited to read Alexandra Potter’s latest release One Good Thing because the first book I read from the U.K.-based author is still one of my all-time favourites and if I am looking for a book recommendation, it’s going to be that one.

Now I have two to recommend (and have already done so to whoever will listen and even those who do not) because One Good Thing is as funny and amazing as the first one.

Liv Brooks is in shock because the school teacher was happily married: she certainly didn’t expect to be divorced. And despite the books telling her not to make big changes in her life, she resigns from her job, sells her house in London and moves into a crumbling cottage in the Yorkshire Dales, where she adopts an old, abandoned dog she names Harry.

“Then Liv and Harry start to meet the people around them: the old man who sits alone by the window, a boy afraid to go beyond his garden gate, and a teenager feeling angry with the world around her, and Liv realizes that perhaps she’s not the only one feeling a bit lost.”

I love everything about this book. I love that Potter seems to speak right to me, reminding me of things I know, but forgotten. I love how she thinks. I love the story and the characters and not just the main one, but also all the other characters we meet along the way. I love that the book made me laugh out loud, cry and mourn the end. Not because the ending wasn’t great, but because I didn’t want it to end. I want to read more about Liv, Harry and all the neighbours they meet together.

I can’t wait to read more from Potter.

One Good Thing is $33.99 and was provided by PGC Books for an honest review. The opinions are my own.

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