Monday, June 22, 2009

Book Review: Good Things by Mia King


Review of Good Things by Mia King

At 40, single and the host of
Live Simple and Seattle's Martha Stewart, Deidre McIntosh is living the good life - until she's not. Suddenly, as a younger, thinner, and blonder and wealthier Marla launches a competing show Deirdre's life comes apart. Deirdre's show is cancelled. And as she's mourning with a pint of icecream, she's evicted from her beautiful apartment.

It's a stroke of luck leads her to meet Kevin. After a chance encounter, he offers her the use of his cabin by Lake Wish. Surprising herself, Deirdre accepts Kevin's offer. As she spends time in Lake Wish and living simply, Deirdre slowly regains confidence and starts building her life again. And as she does so, she comes across love.

I thoroughly enjoyed Good Things! The tone and style was reminiscent of Watermelon by Marian Keyes. Like Watermelon, I had found Good Things serendipitously and found myself chuckling and unwilling to put it down.

Deirdre is a sympathetic character and I found myself hoping that things would work out for her, silently cheering with each small victory. Kevin is an ideal romantic lead, too. I thought it great fun go through each of the small hurdles that came their way.

I'd rate Good Things 4.5 out of 5 and would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun, romantic read! It'd be great on the beach, at the park, or just lazing around at home.

Publisher: Berkley Trade (February 6, 2007), 352 pages.
Courtesy of the Brooklyn Public Library.

Mia King is holding a contest for Table Manners, the sequel to Good Things and a copy of Good Things on her website. To learn more about the contest, Mia King and her other books, visit
Mia's website


  1. I read this last year and loved it. Looking forward to the sequel!

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Mary! You should sign up for Mia King's contest for the sequel. I'm so looking forward to it too.


  3. I love light happy reads, sometimes its just what I need! Great review!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog last month during my giveaways. I'm just now getting around to visiting all the blogs of the folks who stopped by,and I really enjoyed your blog. I'm sure I'll be back!

  4. I learned thatMia King is a mother of 3.

  5. I joined Mia King's blog as a follower today.