📚 Synopsis 📚
Sixteen year-old Evie Epworth stands on the cusp of womanhood. But what kind of a woman will she become?
The fastest milk bottle-delivery girl in East Yorkshire, Evie is tall as a tree and hot as the desert sand. She dreams of an independent life lived under the bright lights of London (or Leeds). The two posters of Adam Faith on her bedroom wall (‘brooding Adam’ and ‘sophisticated Adam’) offer wise counsel about a future beyond rural East Yorkshire. Her role models are Charlotte Bronte, Shirley MacLaine and the Queen. But, before she can decide on a career, she must first deal with the malign presence of her future step-mother, the manipulative and money-grubbing Christine.
If Evie can rescue her bereaved father, Arthur, from Christine’s pink and over-perfumed clutches, and save the farmhouse from being sold off then maybe she can move on with her own life and finally work out exactly who it is she is meant to be.
💭 My Thoughts 💭
It’s 1962 and Evie Epworth is a sixteen year old girl. She has high hopes to move from the countryside and hit the bright lights of London. The only thing standing in her way is Christine. She’s only eight years older than Evie, but she has managed to worm her way into the Epworth’s farm. Into her father’s bed and is adamant she is going to sell the farm and become a wicked step mother. Hell bent on making Evie’s life awful.
This is a light hearted story with hilarious moments to make you laugh. What Evie sees to make her crash her car is something bizarre.
What we get in The Miseducation Of Evie Epworth is a cast of very strong female characters. Some aren’t as likeable as the rest (Christine and Vera 🙄) however, they each bring something to the table.
What I liked in this story was the past narrative of Evie’s parents relationship. Here we got to see a different side to Arthur, the side that showed Evie’s mother was his world.
If you like your stories with a dose of fun, quirky and full of family dramas then The Miseducation Of Evie Epworth is for you.