Friday Spotlight: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

book beginnings friday 56 Book Blogger hop

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson and Henrietta Twycross-MartinMiss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson


Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence and whatever thoughts of impressions it provokes. For the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, we share a few lines from either page 56 or 56%.


Opening Line:

Miss Pettigrew pushed open the door of the employment agency and went in as the clock struck a quarter past nine.


Page 56:

They lunched at home, and Miss Pettigrew prepared it. She discovered the remains of a cold chicken in the pantry. Cold chicken, to her, was the height of luxury.


Book Summary: 

Miss Pettigrew, an approaching-middle-age governess, was accustomed to a household of unruly English children. When her employment agency sends her to the wrong address, her life takes an unexpected turn. The alluring nightclub singer, Delysia LaFosse, becomes her new employer, and Miss Pettigrew encounters a kind of glamour that she had only met before at the movies. Over the course of a single day, both women are changed forever.


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24th – 30th – Do you continue with a book even though you aren’t liking it? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

I do. I’m getting better at DNFing than I used to be, but I still feel committed sometimes. I especially try to finish ARCs, and sometimes I feel like I really have to finish readathon of bookclub books.

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.


17 thoughts on “Friday Spotlight: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

  1. I do, too, finish every book but that’s because I’m picky with what I read so I don’t have many books that I don’t like. It happens sometimes that I don’t like where the story is going but usually it isn’t so bad that I don’t finish it.

    Have a nice weekend!!

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  2. What a lovely post.
    Like you, I try to finish every book I read, I am ever the optimist hoping the story will grab me after the next page 😉 but I have become better at choosing the books so that there’s less of a chance of a DNF.

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  3. I’m planning to read this for Popsugar this year!

    And yeah, I’m trying to get better at DNFing too 😦 I hate doing it because “what if it gets better” and it’s a waste if I actually paid for the book, but it’s just not worth forcing myself through them sometimes.

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