Good Things

Author: Mia King

Publisher: Berkley Books

Release Date: February 6, 2007

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4

Format: PRINT

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Deidre McIntosh had it all.  She was the Martha Stewart of
Seattle with her own show called Living Simple.  She had a wonderful staff, a great job and lived with her very best friend William, who is gay.  Yet in one fell swoop, her life changed in an instant.  Her show gets cancelled and she finds herself homeless when William decides to move in with his boyfriend.

While Deidre tries to figure out what to do next, fate intervenes.  She meets Kevin Johnson during a lunch meeting with her financial planner.  Unable to pay, he graciously pays her lunch bill while she promises to pay him back.   Like a gift from God, Kevin offers her a chance to stay at his country home where she can regroup.  Now, Deidre has a chance to see if she can 'live simply and simply live' in a town where every one knows your name.  Will she be able to give up the hustle and bustle of Seattle?


GOOD THINGS is a great book about a woman who finds herself when she loses everything.  Deidre worked hard to make her show Living Simple is successful.  She was so focused on her work that she failed to see what was going on around her.  She never saw the cracks in her seemingly perfect life until it was too late.  When she meets Kevin, she decided to take a chance on a stranger.  I liked how she struggled to adjust and learn from her mistakes.  She isn't a perfect woman, but she learns a lot about people while living in Jacob's Point.


Kevin is a godsend and the seemingly perfect man.  He is a good person with an easy going style and charm.  He doesn't get flustered by Deidre's insecurities, but he is quick to point out that she doesn't have all the answers.  His patience and strength help to balance Deidre's life.  The secondary characters are both charming and also teach Deidre how to enjoy life.  The most influential person is Lindsey, the diner owner.  I believe she epitomizes the Living Simple motto.  I truly hope Ms. King will write a follow-up to GOOD THINGS; because I already miss reading about these wonderful people.

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Ann

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