Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
I can say without much doubt that I would never have picked this book up on my own, but when my friend Anne recommends it as highly as she does, I knew I had to give it a chance.
And I am so glad I did. I took it with me on our Thanksgiving trip, and it was a perfect vacation read. Light and fun, without being silly and making me regret spending my reading time on it.
In many ways the book feels like a fantasy tale: the dowdy, down-on-her-luck governess who is desperate to find a new position finds herself swept up into a glamorous world for a day. Miss Pettigrew might be the governess but her hopefully-new employer (or is that her new charge?) is the one acting as a fairy godmother worthy of any Cinderella tale.
It’s not often that a book has me finishing it and pondering if I should give the movie a try, but this one did. It was so charming, and I could envision so much of it brought to life on screen, that I’m quite curious to see if I’d like the film version as much as I did the book.
If you’ve seen the movie, what did you think? Would it ruin my memory of the book to watch it?
Miss Pettigrew is about a governess sent by an employment agency to the wrong address, where she encounters a glamorous night-club singer, Miss LaFosse.
Title: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Author: Winifred Watson
Category: Fiction / Romance
Length: 256 pages
My Rating: 4 Stars
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