Have a Sneak Peek of the Wonderful and Very Unique, Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

Have a Sneak Peek of the Wonderful and Very Unique, Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

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Kevin Wilson writes a modern almost fairy tale complete with fire children, a nanny with no experience, deadpan humour and wit and some surprising tugging at your heart.

Lillian and Madison were as different as two girls could be. Lillian grew up with an inattentive single mother, and worked incredibly hard to become a scholarship student at the nearby prestigious high school. Madison was the daughter of a business mogul, a girl who had never wanted for anything in her life. They were unlikely roommates at this elite boarding school, but became inseparable friends until a scandal rocked their friendship, expelling Lillian from the school and they have barely spoken since – an occasional letter to each other. But now Madison needs help, and she is begging Lillian to be the one to help her.

Madison’s twin stepkids are moving in with her family and she wants Lillian to be their carer. Lillian has no training on how to be a nanny, so is perplexed by the request. However, there’s one small catch: the twins spontaneously burst into fire when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin. Lillian is convinced Madison is pulling her leg, but it’s the truth. The doctors don’t know why this happens; it just does!

Lillian knows this opportunity will be better than her dead-end life back home, so she accepts. Over the course of the summer, the twins and Lillian all need to learn to trust each other, while keeping their cool, both physically and emotionally. What they all learn this summer will change their lives forever.

Nothing to See Here is one of the most unique and captivating stories I have ever read. It is charmingly addictive – I didn’t want to put it down until I’d finished and found out what happened to Lillian and the children. It is also a surprisingly beautiful story of love. As Lillian and the children grow closer throughout the book, the love and care they have for each other grows more evident. It is a beautiful testament to those people we love who may not be family but who we consider to be family.

Kevin Wilson has done an amazing job describing our quirky, chaotic world. Nothing to See Here throws some of our longest held beliefs and ideals up into the air as we consider what it means to parent, to be a family and just how important love can be. While working through these deeper topics, they are all treated with Wilson’s light-handed touch, making the book an easy but meaningful read. You’ll just love this wonderful book.

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      Publisher details

      Nothing to See Here
      Author
      Kevin Wilson
      Publisher
      Text Publishing
      Genres
      Fiction, Humour
      Released
      03 December, 2019

      Synopsis

      Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. Then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal and they’ve barely spoken since. Until now, when Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help.Madison’s twin stepkids are moving in with her family and she wants Lillian to be their carer. However, there’s a catch: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a startling but beautiful way. Lillian is convinced Madison is pulling her leg, but it’s the truth.Thinking of her dead-end life at home, Lillian figures she has nothing to lose. Over the course of one humid, demanding summer, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other—and stay cool—while also staying out of the way of Madison’s buttoned-up politician husband. Surprised by her own ingenuity yet unused to the intense feelings of protectiveness she feels for them, Lillian ultimately begins to accept that she needs these strange children as much as they need her. Couldn’t this be the start of the amazing life she’d always hoped for?
      Kevin Wilson
      About the author

      Kevin Wilson

      Kevin Wilson is the author of the collections Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, which received an Alex Award from the American Library Association and the Shirley Jackson Award, and Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine, as well as two novels: The Family Fang and Perfect Little World. He lives with his family in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he is an associate professor in the English department at the University of the South.

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