Blog Tour: Review: Where Is Emma Butler’s Life Plan? by Julia Wilmot
Welcome to my stop on the Where Is Emma Butler’s Life Plan? Blog Tour by Julia Wilmot and hosted by Neverland Blog Tours. I’m very pleased to be taking part and hope you enjoy my review, there is also a giveaway so be sure to enter.
Emma Butler doesn’t know it but she is about to get bit more angelic help than she was banking on. Someone has messed up, or have they?
It appears that Emma is about to be ‘recalled’ to heaven but has completed none of the tasks she had set herself for this life time. They must be completed before she is recalled and time is running out. Arch Angel Gregory decides to take over. He will be her Guardian Angel to ensure it all gets done.
There’s a lot to do and a very short time to do it in. Gregory is determined that it will all be completed by hook or by crook. But where does that leave free will and what about Jack who has been chosen to be Emma’s love interest? How will this impact him? Jack and Emma have no idea what is going on, but it’s not going to be plain sailing.
In a book with an interesting premise, Where is Emma Butler’s Life Plan? See’s Emma Butler treated as a puppet by the angels in heaven as they race to ensure the life plan she set out before she was born is completed before she is ‘recalled’ to heaven.
In some strange mix up, they have discovered that she hasn’t completed any of her life goals with only one week of life left…or has she? This leads to a frantic week of Emma making decisions and acting in ways she finds completely confusing to herself. While the angels in heaven scramble to work out ways to not break free-will rules whilst still rail-roading Emma to do everything the want her to do Emma finds her life spiralling out of control.
When Jack is introduced to Emma, the battle is on to see if they can overcome the will of the angels and make a future with each other so that Jack’s life isn’t derailed aswell when Emma is recalled. Something they are both completely unaware of.
The idea that angels and spirits are guiding us through life is interesting and puts a different spin on the chick-lit genre. I found the idea that heaven runs like a disorganised office and God the overbearing CEO hilarious.
This book had chuckle-worthy moments, and some which were toe-curling with cringe for poor Emma Butler. It is a quick read and great for a rainy weekend on the couch.
Thank you very much to Julia Wilmot for a copy of the novel to review this book honestly for the blog tour.
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
About Julia Wilmot:
Julia Wilmot began her exploration of the spiritual life as a teenager at school. She was fortunate to meet a wonderful family who all practised Transcendental Meditation (TM) and her future was set. At the age of 15 Julia learnt TM and felt she had found her path in life. She was so sure that this path was the only one for her that she decided not to go to University and study law as she had previously planned but to devote herself to teaching TM and working within the charity that teaches the technique.
At 20, Julia was one of the founding members of a 300 people strong TM community in Skelmersdale, Lancashire and at 28 Julia became the Centre Chairman of the largest teaching centre for TM in Europe, which was based in Central London. Teaching Transcendental Meditation to people from all walks of life.
Julia began this novel in 1995 but it remained in a drawer for many years. She came across it again in the early 2000s and fitting in with becoming a mother in 2002 it took until 2015 to finish it.
Julia currently focusses her attention on her writing, blogging and looking after her family. Forty years on and she still practises TM, as do her husband and son and they live in the Chilterns in Buckinghamshire, UK.
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Title: Where Is Emma Butler’s Life Plan?
Author: Julia Wilmot
Genre: Romance, Humour, Chick Lit
Publication Date: 16 December 2015
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
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