An enjoyable read: The Magnificent Mrs. Mayhew by Milly Johnson

Sophie Mayhew is married to an English politician who is poised for great things, hopefully to be the next P.M. Devoted Sophie is the perfect spouse.  She is intelligent, beautiful, supportive and kind with a tragedy in her past.  She is the one who shows compassion for her husband’s constituents and stands by his side to enhance his profile.

However, Sophie, though well-educated and seemingly perfectly suited for this role, is quite unhappy.  Things come to a crisis point (no spoiler as this happens early in the novel), when she learns of her husband’s second affair.  Groomed carefully on what to say to the media, Sophie instead says what she wants and of course, chaos results.

Sophie escapes to the one place where she had been happy, lives under an alias and begins to know what she wants for herself and to feel entitled to this.  Along the way, she forms friendships and a potential romantic relationship.  However….Sophie knows that she must return home.  What will happen then?

This is a delightful escapist read so, of course, readers can imagine what will happen.  Still, getting there is enjoyable and I very much enjoyed this light read.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.

Editorial Reviews


“A glorious, heartfelt novel” (Rowan Coleman, New York Times bestselling author )

“Every time you discover a new Milly book, it’s like finding a pot of gold.” (Heat magazine)

“A warm hug of a book” (S Magazine)

“Bursting with warmth and joie de vivre” (Jill Mansell, New York Times bestselling author )

“Must read” (Express)

“Absolutely loved it. Milly’s writing is like getting a big hug with just the right amount of bite underneath”
(Jane Fallon, Sunday Times bestselling author )

“Full of love and laughter”
(Daily Express)

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