‘The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew’ is the latest book by Milly Johnson.
Sophie Mayhew looks like she has the perfect life. Wife of rising political star John F Mayhew, a man who is one step away from the top job in the government, her glamour matches his looks, power, breeding and money. But John has made some stupid mistakes along the way, some of which are threatening to emerge. Still, all this can still be swept under the carpet as long as Sophie ‘the trophy’ plays her part in front of the cameras. But the words that come out of Sophie’s mouth one morning on the doorstep of their country house are not the words the spin doctors put in there. Bursting out of the restrictive mould she has been in since birth, Sophie flees to a place that was special to her as a child, a small village on the coast where she intends to be alone. But once there, she finds she becomes part of a community that warms her soul and makes her feel as if she is breathing properly for the first time. Sophie knows she won’t be left in peace for long. Now she must decide: where does her real future lie?
When I was planning an early night, that quickly went out the window when I found myself in absorbed Milly’s book, which has been described as her best yet and I do believe that I wholeheartedly agree!
The story is seen from the perspective of Sophie Mayhew is the wife of John Mayhew, a charismatic man who is destined to be the next Prime Minister.
Sophie is a quiet and reserved woman, who the press regard as a bit of an ice maiden as she rarely shows emotions, but she lets her feelings show when it’s revealed that John has been having an affair. Instead of standing by her man, she flees to the small town that her boarding school was in.
With a new identity and life, Sophie now known as Pom begins to make new friends with warm-hearted and generous Tracy, her handsome vicar brother called Elliott and his adorable little boy called Luke.
It’s whilst Sophie is hidden away that she begins to question her life, unaware of the crisis at home as John and his team try to deflect the press from the drama.
As per Milly’s previous books, this is another heartwarming and funny story that will warm the cockles of the readers hearts. It’s an reflective and an insightful tale, that makes for reactive reading. Sophie is a kind and warm soul whilst all those around her, including John and her family are incredibly cold hearted and spiteful towards her and you really do feel sympathy towards her.
Witty, warm and filled with fantastic characters, ‘The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew’ is an inspiring one as we join a woman’s journey as she starts over in life and meets new friends along the way.
You can buy ‘The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.