Thursday, April 19, 2012

More Like Her by Liza Palmer 

Publisher: HarperCollins 
Pages: 336 
Format: book 
Buy the Book: Amazon  


Goodreads:  What really goes on behind those perfect white picket fences?
In Frances's mind, beautiful, successful, ecstatically married Emma Dunham is the height of female perfection. Frances, recently dumped with spectacular drama by her boyfriend, aspires to be just like Emma. So do her close friends and fellow teachers, Lisa and Jill. But Lisa's too career-focused to find time for a family. And Jill's recent unexpected pregnancy could have devastating consequences for her less-than-perfect marriage.
Yet sometimes the golden dream you fervently wish for turns out to be not at all what it seems--like Emma's enviable suburban postcard life, which is about to be brutally cut short by a perfect husband turned killer. And in the shocking aftermath, three devastated friends are going to have to come to terms with their own secrets . . . and somehow learn to move forward after their dream is exposed as a lie.


Kritters Thoughts:  A chick lit that took a bit to get into, but once the prologue's 911 call is explained, the story picks up and takes off.  As the reader finds out in the prologue, there is a shooting involved, but it takes quite a few pages to get into where this fits into the story.  I was intrigued by the prospect of a school shooting that is centered around adults instead of the students.  It takes a whole new perspective on how adults react to a shooting that takes place among their peers.


I wasn't immediately hooked to any of the female characters, but slowly I fell in love with each of the three main girls.  Throughout the book there was a lot of internal dialogue that sometimes repeated things that the reader already knew.  The boys in the book took a back-burner until the end when they became major players.    


I would recommend this for chick lit fans, those who enjoy a book that takes a new approach to women interactions through their work environment that spills into their personal lives.




Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row


April-June Challenge 2012: Brand Spankin New (April 2012)

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.  




Other tour stops:


Tuesday, April 17th: A Bookworm’s World
Wednesday, April 18th: Iwriteinbooks’ blog
Thursday, April 19th: Kritters Ramblings
Monday, April 23rd: A Musing Reviews
Tuesday, April 24th: Seaside Book Nook
Wednesday, April 25th: Walking With Nora
Thursday, April 26th: A Bookish Way of Life
Tuesday, May 1st: A Soul Unsung
Wednesday, May 2nd: Into the Hall of Books
Thursday, May 3rd: Melody & Words
Tuesday, May 8th: Knitting and Sundries
Wednesday, May 9th: The Book Chick
Thursday, May 10th: Peeking Between the Pages

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