Jenny James Is Not a Disaster - Debbie Johnson

Jenny James Is Not a Disaster

Women's Fiction | Comedy | Brit Lit | Disaster | Family Life | Literary

Maybe when you fall, you actually find the best way to move forward.

There's having a bad day . . . and then there's having a Very Bad Day.

Thirty-something single mum Jenny James is used to the typical run-in-your-tights, milk-turned-sour, break-a-nail bad kind of day. Attitude from her teenage son? Count on it. Car problems? To be expected. Never quite enough money for monthly expenses? Guaranteed.

And then arrives the Very Bad Day--when Jenny finds out her dull but reliable office job is in jeopardy, her car totally and completely breaks down, and she arrives home (on foot) just in time to see her modest-but-cozy cottage sliding off a cliff into the sea. Jenny's life--not to mention her home--has reached its ultimate low point.

Estranged from her parents since she became pregnant at age eighteen and set out on her own, Jenny has nowhere to turn when she and her son, Charlie, find themselves without a place to live. Her neighbor, the reclusive but attractive Luke who lives alone with his dog in a surprisingly homey RV, opens up his camper--and his vagabond lifestyle--to Jenny and her son.

As the unlikely threesome--four including the dog--hit the road, Jenny finds herself experiencing a new sense of freedom as she reflects on who she was, who she is, and who she could become. Maybe when you fall, you actually find the best way to move forward.


"A reading road trip full of heart, hope and humor as well as a glorious journey across England"

—Laura Kemp, author of the award-winning Lantern Creek series

"Uplifting, poignant and very funny."

—Lucy Diamond, bestselling author 

"Jenny James’ midlife road trip with a reclusive stranger gave me all sorts of ideas . . . Warm, witty, relatable, poignant—Jenny is a delight!"

—Emma Grey, bestselling author of The Last Love Note 

"Emotional, beautiful, wonderful. Debbie Johnson at her finest."

—Milly Johnson, bestselling author 

"Jenny James is not a disaster, she is an inspiration. This book is a love letter to those who have been kicked in the teeth by life but picked themselves up and became better and happier versions of themselves. Life is truly what you make it."

—Julia London, New York Times bestselling author of Nice Work Nora November


Debbie Johnson


Debbie Johnson is an award-winning author who lives and works in Liverpool, England, where she divides her time between writing, caring for a small tribe of children and animals, and not doing the housework. She writes feel-good emotional women's fiction, and has sold more than 1 million books worldwide. She is published globally in many different languages, and her books include the best-selling Comfort Food Cafe series, Jenny James Is Not a Disaster, Maybe One Day, The Moment I Met You and Forever Yours. Her novel Never Kiss A Man In A Christmas Sweater was adapted into a Hallmark movie.

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