The Good News Gazette
by Jessie Wells
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Pub Date 25 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 02 Dec 2022
HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter, One More Chapter
She may be down but don’t count this determined single mum out just yet…
Nine years ago, Zoe Taylor returned from London to the quiet hamlet of Westholme with her tail between her legs and a bun in the oven. Where once her job as a journalist saw her tearing off to Paris at a moment’s notice after a lead, now the single mum covers the local news desk. At least, she did…until she’s unceremoniously let go.
When Zoe invites her friends over to commiserate, wine and whining soon turns into something more… and before the night is out she’s plotted her next step: The Good News Gazette.
Now, as a developer threatens to force Westholme into the twenty-first century, Zoe’s good news movement finds her leading a covert campaign as a community crusader. She may have started The Good News Gazette as a way to save herself, but she might just be able to save Westholme in the process…
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What a wonderful, lighthearted novel The Good News Gazette is! I'm sure the story will resonate with a lot of towns - I know I felt like it could've been written for my home town, Boston (UK). Zoe returned to get hometown several years ago, pregnant with her first child after having a successful career at a national newspaper. She took up her old job at the local rag but after all these years, she is made redundant. After a boozy session with her friends, she sets up a Good News website and aims to publish a newspaper which delivers good news stories about the town. I loved it.
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