Book Review: The Thousand Tiny Miracles of Living Twice

 

Title: The Thousand Tiny Miracles of Living Twice
Author: Katarina West 
Blurb: “Meet Irene Nylander, a frumpy housewife from Finland… and a yo-yo dieter. She feels trapped in an unhappy marriage, looking after her domineering mother-in-law and living vicariously through romantic movies. Meanwhile, in Florence, Mimi Kavanough’s star is rising. She has the body of a Barbie princess, the iron will of an army sergeant – and Hollywood in her sights. On her fiftieth birthday, Irene discovers her husband is having an affair. Devastated, she prays for a way out: she wants to die. In heaven, a mischievous angel called Aaron hears her prayers. He decides to make Irene and Mimi swap bodies. How will the two women cope with their unexpected and very different, second lives? And will Aaron’s meddling get him evicted from heaven? What will happen if he has to transform into a human being and live on Earth?”
Rating: 4/5

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My Review: 

When I first started reading this book, I was honestly not getting the drift of it because it is divided into three parts. When I say three parts, I mean it starts with one character, then moves onto the next character and its story etc. So I was having a hard time with grasping the concept. 

But I continued to read the book and I just got it, and it started to flow. 

Irene Nylander is a housewife who is having issues with her self-confidence and body and is in an unhappy marriage with a mother-in-law who is such a disaster. Irene also finds out that her husband is having an affair with her best friend! Reading about Irene’s life in this book has made me feel for her and be angry at her for letting this happen. 

On the other hand, we have a confident star called Mimi Kavanough. Her body is on point, she is confident with herself and she has an amazing acting career. 

So, the book shows you these two characters in a comparison mode. 

Then the third main character is Aaron, and he’s an angel in heaven that heard Irene’s prayers and decided to take action. Aaron decided to swap Irene and Mimi’s bodies! And that’s when things got interesting! 

It is honestly a nice book to read and I can’t wait to finish it! If you’re someone that’s wanting to read about self-confidence and being happy with yourself, this is the book to enjoy! 


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