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Publisher's Summary

The brand-new novel from the Sunday Times best-selling author of The Queen of Wishful Thinking - a gorgeous listen full of love, life and laughter.

Marnie Salt has made so many mistakes in her life that she fears she will never get on the right track. But when she 'meets' an old lady in a baking chatroom and begins confiding in her, little does she know how her life will change.

Arranging to see each other for lunch, Marnie finds discovers that Lilian is every bit as mad and delightful as she'd hoped - and that she owns a whole village in the Yorkshire Dales, which has been passed down through generations. And when Marnie needs a refuge after a crisis, she ups sticks and heads for Wychwell - a temporary measure, so she thinks.

But soon Marnie finds that Wychwell has claimed her as its own, and she is duty bound not to leave. Even if what she has to do makes her as unpopular as a force 12 gale in a confetti factory! But everyone has imperfections, as Marnie comes to realise, and that is not such a bad thing - after all, your flaws are perfect for the heart that is meant to love you.

The Perfectly Imperfect Woman is the heartwarming and hilarious new novel from the queen of feel-good fiction - a novel of family, secrets, love and redemption...and broken hearts mended and made all the stronger for it.

©2018 Milly Johnson (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"Every time you discover a new Milly book, it's like finding a pot of gold." ( Heat)
"A glorious, heartfelt novel." (Rowan Coleman)
"Absolutely loved it. Milly's writing is like getting a big hug with just the right amount of bite underneath. I was rooting for Bonnie from the start." (Jane Fallon)

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It was OK .. just lacked that extra sparle

i didnt love it ... found the characters boring .. didnt bond to any but i got to the even though a bit of a struggle

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  • Clare
  • 04-07-18

WOWED

This is my first MJ Audio book and my oh my it’s one of the most amazing books I’ve heard and I listen to a lot! I couldn’t leave it alone! The story was so engaging with lots of twists and turns, it’s got lots of lol moments and a few tender moments and is beautifully delivered by Coleen Pentegast who brings the characters to life! I will have to go now as other MJ books to listen too!!!

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  • Gilly
  • 03-08-18

Just amazing, as always

Listening to Milly Johnson's books, are like reconnecting with a long lost friend, if only I could snuggle up on a big comfy sofa with a hot drink, listen to it in one go, but would be so disappointed that I had finished it. It's my own bit of therapy and "me-time" Looking forward to the next!

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  • Jill
  • 03-07-18

Not disappointed

I’ve read all Milly Johnson’s books and was looking forward to this one. I was not disappointed. I loved the characters, the twists and turns in the story uncovering secrets and surprises. I couldn’t put it down and was so sad when the book ended. Brilliant book and excellent narration.

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  • TheZee
  • 03-04-18

A Wonderful Book

This is my second Milly Johnson book and I was taken a journey of great storytelling. What a fabulous series of twists and turns with huge levels of satisfaction!

This is a wonderful book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-25-18

Loved it!

A few twists that I really wasn't expecting. Another superb book written by Milly Johnson!

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  • Mrs J ramsdale
  • 03-03-18

Disappointing

As an avid fan of Milly Johnson, I have all of her books and audios (Colleen Pendergast the narrator is wonderful) I eagerly anticipated this last story. As e er with this author the story was a wonderful interwoven vignettes which thread through the main story like a wonderful tapestry......until the last part. This seemed rushed, incomplete and ‘general’. From going to the personalisation of the characters, we jumped months with just a brief summary of where they were now in life. The main emphasis on the story was the protagonists love of baking cheesecakes yet in the last third or so of the book this was rarely mentioned. I am not sure wether it was disappointing editing, or the end was rushed, but this is the only one of Milly exhaustive library of works that left me feeling disappointed. The last third requires a new re-write

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  • GailieB
  • 05-11-18

Fab!

Another fabulous book by Milly Johnson. a great holiday listen. Can't wait for her next book.

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  • Tracy Hindle
  • 04-01-18

Couldn't put it down!!!

Brilliant book. Didnt want it to end. Can't wait to start another.
FUNNY & SAD

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  • Sharron
  • 03-30-18

Cheesecake and Romance

I enjoyed this story but gave it four stars because the failed romance seemed more in depth than the main event! Worth listdning to though and some laughs between the misfortunes.

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  • Mrs
  • 05-21-18

captivated from start to finish

Another beautiful story perfectly read by Colleen Prendergast. I couldn't wait to finish work today to listen to the final 2 chapters!

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  • Shakya
  • 02-27-18

Need more conclusions

While I did enjoy this story I would not bother to listen again, which is how I rate my books. The author introduced several threads that went nowhere and where not brought to any conclusions. Maybe they like unanswered questions but I prefer to find out why something happened otherwise why bring it up in the first place.

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  • Pauline
  • 04-04-18

A lot of fun

I loved this book, it was a lot of fun and very down to earth. I think Marnie is a wonderful character and the performance by Colleen Prendergast is brilliant

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  • Teresa
  • 03-05-18

what happened, Milly? this is a shame.....

This is the most disappointing Milly book for so many reasons. firstly, it is at times vulgar to the point of making me feel sick, the choice of language sordid and smutty. What happened to the believable stories of friendship and love you usually write? this one boarders on the ridiculous and Marnie is so pessimistic as to be unlikable for most of the book. will be returning this one.