Dee Ernst | Maggie Finds Her Muse

maggie finds her muse dee ernst

The Book: 

Maggie Finds Her Muse by Dee Ernst
Published April 20, 2021 by St. Martin’s Griffin
Date read: April 16, 2021

The Characters: 

Maggie’s agent Lee
Her ex Alan

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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The Plot (from Goodreads):

All Maggie Bliss needs to do is write. Forty-eight years old and newly single (again!), she ventures to Paris in a last-ditch effort to finish her manuscript. With a marvelous apartment at her fingertips and an elegant housekeeper to meet her every need, a finished book—and her dream of finally taking her career over the top—is surely within her grasp. After all, how could she find anything except inspiration in Paris, with its sophistication, food, and romance in the air?

But the clock is running out, and between her charming ex-husband arriving in France for vacation and a handsome Frenchman appearing one morning in her bathtub, Maggie’s previously undisturbed peace goes by the wayside. Charming and heartfelt, Dee Ernst’s Maggie Finds Her Muse is a delightful and feel-good novel about finding love, confidence, and inspiration in all the best places.

The Review: 

If you’re in a reading rut, this sweet little rom-com is just what you need! Maggie is a popular writer with a bad case of writer’s block, so her agent takes her with him to Paris in hopes of inspiring her to write.

The setting was perfect. I love when books take me back to places I’ve been. In 2016 I stayed in an apartment in Paris for a week with my aunt, exploring solo while she worked. This was the apartment I pictured in this book! I’ll try to find a picture of it to put in my stories. The food descriptions were incredible, and I felt the same as Maggie about Montmartre!

I appreciated that this was a rom-com about people in their late 40s–not something you see too often! I’m still relatively young, but I’m sure that will be appreciated by some of my friends on here.

The narrator of this book was the perfect fit for Maggie and her story. I really enjoyed both reading the physical book and listening to the audiobook.

I was lucky enough to get to talk with Dee on Zoom with @lovearctually, and she was awesome. I loved being able to hear who in her life inspired the characters, and what her own visit to France was like!

maggie finds her muse dee ernst

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