Well, hello there! Welcome to my stop on the Where is Emma Butler’s Life Plan? Blog Tour hosted by Neverland Blog Tours. I’m very happy to be taking part and being able to join in on all the blog-tour fun. Please read on to find out what I thought of Where is Emma Butler’s Life Plan? by Julia Wilmot, and how you can win a copy of the book.
Where is Emma Butler’s Life Plan? by Julia Wilmot
Emma Butler doesn’t know it but she is about to get bit more angelic help than she was banking on. Someone has messed up, or have they? It appears that Emma is about to be ‘recalled’ to heaven but has completed none of the tasks she had set herself for this life time. They must be completed before she is recalled and time is running out. Arch Angel Gregory decides to take over. He will be her Guardian Angel to ensure it all gets done. There’s a lot to do and a very short time to do it in. Gregory is determined that it will all be completed by hook or by crook. But where does that leave free will and what about Jack who has been chosen to be Emma’s love interest? How will this impact him? Jack and Emma have no idea what is going on, but it’s not going to be plain sailing.
You may not know this about me, but I love walking on the spiritual side of life. I love reading my horoscope, consulting tarot cards, asking for signs from the universe, making sure I don’t make any decisions during Mercury Retrograde… Fun fact: I once went to a medium who told me that the house I was going to buy would need new electrics. Thanks for the heads up, Linda! When I received the opportunity to read and review Where is Emma Butler’s Life Plan? by Julia Wilmot, I couldn’t resist.
I’ll start off this review by saying that if you are as atheist as they come, you may wish to avoid this book. It features a lot of talk about heaven, angels and indeed mentions of the big guy himself, God.
Before your life on Earth, you and your guardian angel draw up a “life plan”, detailing what you wish to achieve in your lifetime before you are “recalled” back up to Heaven. During a routine meeting with God, ArchAngel Gregory is aghast to realise that Emma Butler has not completed her life plan, and she is due to be recalled in a week. Determined to put things right, Gregory puts a plan into action to make sure Emma has completed her life plan within a week, with goals such as losing her job, meeting a lover, a fire in her house, a car accident, lose new lover… phew! With the unwilling help of his angel colleagues, ArchAngel Gregory is going to give Emma Butler the week of her life.
If I had to describe Where is Emma’s Butler Life Plan? in a few words, I would describe it as escapism, with a good dollop of positivity. It was a quick read, but it was a light hearted read nonetheless, and I found that reading this book made me feel rather calm and less stressed, which is definitely something I need in my life right now.
I found that Where is Emma Butler’s Life Plan? was easy to get into, and I was able to follow the story without difficulty. The characters were described well, and I would say that my favourite character of the novel would be Jack, Emma’s potential “new love” as well as being her “lost love”. I also liked how the overall story was equally about the angels as it was about Emma, and it gave me a chuckle to think of angels drowning in paperwork and bureaucracy.
I gave Where is Emma Butler’s Life Plan? 4 stars on GoodReads as I found it to be an unique, imaginative and enjoyable story. I haven’t read a story like this before. I also applaud Julia for writing and self publishing this book herself – it just goes to show that you shouldn’t give up on your dreams. Perhaps I should take this advice… Or perhaps I will watch another episode of Suits…
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Thank you very much to Julia Wilmot and to Neverland Blog Tours for providing me with a copy of the novel, and letting me take part in the blog tour! To find out more about Julia, you can contact her via her website and her Twitter.