The Year of the Fox
Winner of the Chick Lit category in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Awards.
"This is chick-lit at its best. Merren Tait has written a genuinely funny novel." – Readers' Favorite
I started My New Life with a wild leap of faith and a screw driver in my back pocket. Turns out I needed a power tool arsenal…
Nancy Myers is having a hard time. She's broken-hearted, homeless and unemployed. And she's just turned forty. But Nancy has a secret weapon. Desperation.
Relying solely on her finely-honed ability to make stuff up as she goes along and the battery life of her cordless drill, she's determined to make a fresh start (one that on no account features men of the falling-in-love-with variety).
After purchasing a rural property on a whim at the foot of the Southern Alps in New Zealand, Nancy attempts to settle into country life. She finds the vista of the mountains healing. She also finds a tall, dark and gumbooted stranger (who proves to be therapeutic in other ways).
But when she discovers her precious view is about to be taken away, Nancy faces a hard choice. Should she play saboteur to protect her own happiness, even if it means losing the man who just might possibly be the key to it?
Maybe her fresh start is actually a false start. Or maybe she's learning a thing or two about how to be a kick-arse, self-reliant woman.
The Year of the Fox is the first of four stand-alone novels in the wildly funny Good Life series.
Laugh out loud
Some of the slapstick misses, but more than enough of it lands to be well worth the ride
5 stars and 🤩🥰🥳 “WOW!”
Gosh, how do I write a review that communicates how wonderful this book is? I will give it a shot, but trust me...this story is WAY better than you could ever imagine. First, it is unceasingly hilarious. The writer has great wit. The detailed descriptions are supportive and interesting, rather than tedious (as I find is often the case.) The heroine is a strong woman, but she is also flawed, as are we all. She seemed so very real to me. I thoroughly enjoyed her struggles to homestead, create a new life, learn to love herself, and to find a loving partner and community. The author managed to create a story which is as tender and compassionate as it is funny. This would make a good movie (in theory..but certainly Hollywood would muck it up.)
I’ve read ‘Bluffing for Beginners’ and ‘the Year of the Fox’ and I absolutely loved them both. They grabbed my interest right from the first page and kept going until the very end. I don’t like stories where everything is tediously described, I always end up skipping over paragraphs of wasted words. Merren Tait doesn’t do that at all, I read every word. I love the female characters. They’re very relatable and realistic. I highly recommend! Thank you for such excellent stories.