Author(s): Jill Marshall
Classic New Zealand chick-lit, from the author of The Two Miss Parsons.
Bunty McKenna's husband is having an affair. All the signs are there - the weight loss, the improved wardrobe, the working late at the office. Even though she'd known they were growing apart, the realisation throws her into a panic. The only thing she's ever done with any degree of success is be a wife, and bone up on a whole lot of daytime TV. So Bunty decides she needs to find herself a new husband, a rich one, and enrolls with a high-class dating agency. Through the Croesus Club she meets several prospective partners, including one who ticks all the right boxes.
When he disappears back to his native New Zealand, it makes absolute sense that she should follow him. Daughter and friend in tow, she boards the plane.
But life is not like it is on telly, and neither are the people. On her journey through the drainage system of her garden, the stalking of her husband, and the dating disasters of the Croesus Club, Bunty discovers a whole lot of information: about men, about herself, and about the guy she's come to think of as Shrek.
Jill Marshall moved from the UK to New Zealand in 2003, bringing with her one small daughter, a dappy dog and a suitcase of half-finished manuscripts. Having left behind her a corporate career in HR/training and development, Jill is the author of The Two Miss Parsons. She also runs her own writing consultancy, while attempting to fill her soul with various hobbies involving music, drama and dancing. She lives in Auckland.