Hard-up florist Molly Bailey has just won £4.2 million pounds in the National Lottery. And she needs 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.
With Ebenezer Scrooge for a brother, and 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, in true Robin Hood style, she distributes her wealth to the masses.
With only her terrier pup, Fizz, for company, Molly embarks on the journey of her life, crossing the country in her trusty – or should that be ‘rusty’? – yellow Beetle. But with Tom Mackenzie hot on her heels and the nation on the look-out for her, Molly must outwit them all if she’s to achieve her grand finale.
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…?
What would you do if you won the lottery?
This novel has been on my TBR for quite a few months!
I was not sure what to expect. Initially, I was reading and I was like: okay, enough of the story, let’s get to when you’ve won it since it is the plot.
I like the contrasts: how Molly has came from a very stingy family. Yet, as soon as she got into this money her first actions was to get a companion; a dog from the shelter. Then, off Fizz and Molly where to the roads. Stopping by places in desperate need of a godsend of money. It’s amazing how peoples’ lives can be changed by some money. How happy it can make them. Molly realised this and wanted to spread her wealth as she believed there is a certain amount needed: to cover yourself, family and friends. However, the rest was excess and she wanted to get rid of it quickly before her family found out!
That is, until a reporter catches tail of this and manages to track her down and follows her trail!
I found this story to be an adventure with all the characters involved. Seeing the different points of views and dramas that are in everyone’s lives. It can be entertaining at times and I found it difficult to put down as I kept wanting to find out what happens next.
Although, with fortune comes fame. With fame comes scandals! You would expect Molly to try to avoid this however, with some people she just spread herself a bit too easily which made her private life easy for the nation to find out about too.
Yes, she is young and is doing no harm however, after drinking too much you lose your concentration and sleep with people you didn’t even intend on sleeping with and of course drinking too much was the blame to Molly. Well, if that is the case, don’t drink so much if you do not want your story of your personal life in the papers. Just pointing out the fact that her naivety of trusting someone to not steal, gain fame from her shouldn’t be used as an excuse to complain after accepting her decisions. Don’t drink if you’re going to make idiotic decisions that lead to consequences like that.
Apart from that, I enjoyed the message of being kind. Truly kind of not expecting anything in return. All she wanted to do was spread her wealth to those that really needed it without asking.