Review: Maggie Finds Her Muse by Dee Ernst

Review: Maggie Finds Her Muse by Dee Ernst

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Maggie Finds Her Muse by Dee Ernst is a fun contemporary romance with a huge dose of Paris. The characters are entertaining and engaging as well. This is a perfect book for your beach bag.

Review: Maggie Finds Her Muse by Dee ErnstTitle: Maggie Finds Her Muse
Author: Dee Ernst
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Genres: Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: April 20, 2021
Rating: three-half-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

A sparkling romantic comedy starring a bestselling author who goes to Paris to overcome writer's block and rediscovers family, independence, and love along the way.

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.

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Review: Maggie Finds Her Muse by Dee Ernst

What I love most about this novel is the setting and the vivid descriptions of food. Almost every scene in the story involves some sort of mouthwatering dish. It is a perfect solution for wanderlust, as Maggie immerses herself in Parisian culture. There are visits to museums, châteaux, shops, and cafés that will give the reader a real virtual trip to Paris.

❀ Interesting Main Character

Maggie is an interesting main character with lots of spunk. She is a middle-aged, divorced, romance author looking for inspiration for her book. Her sense of humour and ability to find new ways to adapt are admirable.

❀ A cute, laugh-out-loud story

The story is cute and there are lots of laugh-out-loud moments as Maggie navigates her way through Paris. I especially love her interactions with her housemate, Max. He shows Maggie a side of herself that she hadn’t seen before, which is endearing and sweet.

❀ Perfect Summer Read

If you are looking for a perfect summer read, Maggie Finds Her Muse by Dee Ernst is one to watch for. The story is a fun escape that will help ease an urge to travel right now.

About Dee Ernst

Dee Ernst

DEE ERNST grew up in Morristown, New Jersey, and attended Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, where she majored in Journalism, thinking it would help her launch a writing career. She miscalculated, gave up writing entirely, and began a long career as a bookkeeper. Dee is now back in the tri-state area, happily married and finally fulfilling her dream as a writer with her debut novel, Maggie Finds Her Muse.


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10 thoughts on “Review: Maggie Finds Her Muse by Dee Ernst

    • The Candid Cover says:

      It was definitely a fun read, but it just wasn’t stellar. I can’t quite put my finger on it. I did like the story, but it just didn’t have anything unique about it. If you do try it, I would love to know your thoughts. I hope that answers your question! 😉 ~Lori

  1. megan allen says:

    Ahhh..I’m so excited! I actually have this one and have been meaning to read it! I just haven’t had the time yet. I’m definitely moving this to the top of my tbr! Thanks for sharing!

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