Friday, April 15, 2016

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman


Keeping up appearances but not being appreciated was Britt-Marie's life.​

Britt-Marie always ​worried ​what other​s​ would think if something happened to her when they traveled and her hotel room was not in pristine order.

Britt-Marie was 63 and needed a job.  If anyone would drive you crazy about a job or just about anything, it would be Britt-Marie.  The only job the employment agency had for Britt-Marie was in a town called Borg, and the job was cleaning the recreation center.

Britt-Marie was appalled when Borg didn't have any Faxin for her cleaning routine.  How could they not have Faxin?  How can you get anything clean without it?

Britt-Marie has a germ and dirt aversion which is comically portrayed and makes you laugh out loud at her statements.

​Borg grows to love Britt-Marie, and Britt-Marie loves Borg and its residents. 

BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE is a heartwarming, funny, enjoyable read.

I was delighted with this book from the first three-word sentence of the book, and the delight continued until the last page.  5/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.


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The following information is courtesy of the publisher.  
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Meet Fredrik Bachman 

 See if he will be in your town.
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Fredrik Backman, a blogger and columnist, is the author of My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry and A Man Called Ove.

Both were number-one bestsellers in his native Sweden and are being published around the world in more than twenty-five languages.

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“The bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with this heartwarming story about a woman rediscovering herself after personal crisis…. Insightful and touching, this is a sweet and inspiring story about truth and transformation. Fans of Backman’s will find another winner in these pages.”—Publishers Weekly

“Heartfelt and truly stirring…Backman has written another bestseller with his latest novel.”—RT Book Reviews


“A story of sorrow, hope, and joy, written with an abundance of humor.”—Expressen (Sweden)

“Laugh-out-loud funny and sentimentally philosophical.”—Göteborgs-Posten (Sweden)

16 comments:

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    1. ENJOY when you read it.

      Thanks for stopping, Harvee Lau.

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  2. I loved this author's last book (My Grandmother...) and have this one on my wish list. There's just something about his writing that really is heartwarming. Great review, Elizabeth!

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    1. This is my first book by the author.

      I do have the grandmother one on my shelf. I need to get Ove.

      Thanks for the compliment on my review and for stopping, Kathy.

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  3. I'll be reading it next week so I'm happy to see you liked it! Great review, Elizabeth.

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    1. I think you will like the book.

      Thanks for stopping, Mary.

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  4. Oh I saw this on NetGalley and I love that it is about a 63 year old. And it sounds loads of fun, I would like to read it at some point.

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    1. It is a fun read.

      Britt-Marie is something else.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathryn.

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  5. This sounds very cute. Great review! :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. It was cute.

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

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  6. Sounds like a read to raise your spirits!

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    1. Perfect description, Judy.

      Very uplifting even though there were a few sad moments.

      Thanks for stopping, Judy.

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  7. Love your photos of Scotland! We are going this summer!

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  8. Oh....you will LOVE Scotland.

    ENJOY, and thanks for stopping, Gail.

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  9. I loved his other book "A Man Called Ove". Definitely adding this to my list!

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    1. I am sure you will like Britt-Marie. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Susanne.

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