Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Review: Beatrice Munson by Lorena Bathey

Goodreads:   In Vista Heights, the women of the neighborhood have started to look liek their homes, varying shades of beige.  Lost in this world of suburbia, Marissa Lyons learns her high school nemesis has brought the house right across the street from her.  Afraid that her arch enemy, Beatrice Munson, will arrive with Marissa's high school crush as her husband and cause Marissa to relieve the insecurity of high school in her forties, she decides to face the music and head to Beatrice's house with warm cupcakes.  But what Marissa finds is something she never expected.  How will Marissa and the rest of the women of San Martino deal with someone like Beatrice Munson, whose defining moment in her life was to get a boob job or go on a trip to Egypt.  This story is about friendship, love, learning to look at things differently, and great parties.  Step into the world of Vista Heights where you might not only recognizes the women, you might be one of them.

Kritters Thoughts:  An emotional rollercoaster that is worth taking.  At the heart of this story are two women who were acquaintances in high school, but are reintroduced as adults.  Beatrice Munson moves into the neighborhood and turns the lives of what I call Stepford Wives upside down.  All of these women stopped following their dreams when they started raising their families, Beatrice in many ways shows each woman the way to find her true happiness.

I became quite attached to each woman and enjoyed "watching" them find what made them happy.  Sometimes in a story when a woman finds her happiness, she leaves the man in her life; I felt that this book did not go that route and instead women were able to fulfill their dreams AND keep the man in their life.

A book that all women would enjoy.  

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Pages:  307

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  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.

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