Die Liebe, das Glück und ein Todesfall - Kerry Fisher

title: Die Liebe, das Glück und ein Todesfall
original title: the school gate survival guide
author: Kerry Fisher
translator: Marie-Luise Bezzenberger
publishing house: Goldmann
original publishing house: Avon
prize: 9,99€
pages: 416
publishing date: 14.03.16
ISBN: 978-3-442-48213-9

Maia Etxeleku is a cleaner for ladies who lunch. With mops and buckets in tow, she spends her days dashing from house to house cleaning up after them, as they rush from one exhausting Pilates class to the next. 
But an unusual inheritance catapults her into the very exclusive world of Stirling Hall School - a place where no child can survive without organic apricots and no woman goes a week without a manicure. 
As Maia and her children, Bronte and Harley, try to settle into their new life, Maia is inadvertently drawn to the one man who can help her family fit in. But is his interest in her purely professional? And will it win her any favours at the school gate?

My opinion: ♥♥♥♥♥
I really, really like this book. First I wasn't sure if that's a book I would like but I nevertheless started reading it and it was the right choice. It was easy to get into the story and understand the characters and their feelings. another thing I liked is that the story is realistic. I mean the thing with the house Maya got from Rose isn't something which happens everyday but the other things like the big differences between rich and poor people. They are good described. although it doesn't seems so but Maia is such a strong person. Sadly it's not uncommon that men hit their women and often the women aren't strong enough to split up with their men. But Maia did split up and that makes her a good role model. The whole book was captivating and the end with the house was unexpected. The characters are so nice. I mean Colin and Sandy are idiots but I liked that Colin loves his children although he's an asshole. The book shows you that often the good people win. Maia get rich over night and Colin is still poor. Really liked it:)

So you should definitely read this book:)

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