Author: Tracy Bloom
Published: October 2014, Cornerstone Random House UK
My Rating: 3/5
I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
A brand new very funny Christmas novel, from the bestselling author of No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday and Single Woman Seeks Revenge.
There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only answer is to marry George Clooney.
For Michelle, that time is now.
Slogging her guts out in a chicken factory whilst single-handedly bringing up a teenager who hates her is far from the life that 36-year-old Michelle had planned.
But marrying the most eligible man on the planet by Christmas could change all that, couldn’t it?
Sometimes your only option is to dream the impossible – because you never know where it might take you…
I read this book as part of the Aussie Readers December Challenge at Goodreads which involves reading as many Christmas/New Year themed books during the month of December. I Will Marry George Clooney (By Christmas) certainly fits the requirements, although its not too Christmassy.
Michelle has set herself the task of marrying George Clooney (by Christmas) in an attempt to win over her troublesome teenage daughter and enlists the help of her friends Gina and Dazza to engineer a meeting with George. There were plenty of laughs throughout the book and the plot was a bit far fetched at times but it worked well as a whole. I liked the central message that it is necessary to dream big and work hard to achieve your goals.
I Will Marry George Clooney (By Christmas) also explored quite a few serious issues, such as the relationship between Michelle and her daughter Josie and the long term effects of losing a loved one. Michelle and her family are still struggling with the death of her sister Jane 16 years later.
This book was a fun, quick and enjoyable book which I was easily able to read in one sitting. I can’t reveal whether Michelle did manage to marry George Clooney in the end but he is unfortunately off the market ladies, so perhaps she did.