Molly's Millions Paperback
Hard-up florist Molly Bailey has just won a fortune in the National Lottery. And she wants to get rid of it - fast! Tom Mackenzie is on the verge of losing his job. He needs one hell of a story if he hopes to secure his future in journalism. And his luck may have just come in. With a strong belief that sharing her good fortune is the only way forward, Molly unwittingly becomes the most sought-after person in the country as she distributes her wealth to the masses.
With only her terrier pup, Fizz, and her trusty Beetle for company, Molly embarks on the journey of her life.
But with Tom hot on her heels, will she succeed before her family and the media catch up with her? And, with Tom leading the pack, would that really be such a bad thing?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Allison & Busby
- Publication Date: 15/06/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780749007058
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Review by helen295
What would you do if you won £4.2m on the lottery? Would you tell your Scrooge-like family and risk them taking the money away from you...or would you try to keep it a secret and have some fun? That's the decision faced by Molly Bailey, a struggling florist from Cumbria - and it doesn't take her long to make up her mind! Knowing she can't hide her win from the Bailey family forever, Molly decides to dispose of it as quickly as possible. With only her dog for company, she sets off on a journey around Britain, distributing money to those in need.Journalist Tom Mackenzie is looking for a big story to save his career. Accompanied by his ten year-old daughter, Flora, Tom chases Molly up and down the country, determined to discover the identity of this modern-day Robin Hood. Molly must use her wits if she is to avoid being caught by Tom and the Bailey men and continue spreading goodwill to the nation.Victoria Connelly writes with a lot of warmth and humour, making this a lovely, inspiring story with characters that the reader can really identify with and care about. It would be impossible not to like Molly Bailey, as she's such a generous, kind-hearted person. She truly doesn't seem to realise how unusual it is for someone to behave so selflessly and can't understand why her actions are making her a media phenomenon. I also liked Tom, despite the trouble he was causing for Molly, and I loved Flora, his daughter. I was torn between cheering Molly on, and wanting Tom to catch her!This isn't the kind of book I would usually choose to read but Molly's Millions, with its pretty pink cover, caught my attention. It was a light, enjoyable, fun read and I'm glad I decided to give it a chance!