Finding The Write Words with Darlene Fredette

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Mrs. Perfect

Book: Mrs. Perfect
Author: Jane Porter
Publisher: 5 Spot
Date: May 2008

Back Cover: For Taylor Younger life is very good. She has a handsome husband who loves her, three gorgeous children, a personally designed and decorated dream house. Suburbanite trendsetter and super mom—life couldn’t be more perfect. And as long as no one notices the fragile woman beneath her coifed and polished image, things will stay that way. Then, a devastating secret bursts Taylor’s fairy-tale bubble, suddenly making her a cul-de-sac pariah, and stripping her of the role that defined her. With her struggling to maintain her alpha image, Taylor finds help from the unlikeliest of people, her nonconformist nemesis, Marta Zinsser. But to become the woman her family truly needs, Taylor must first believe in the person she is hardest on-herself.

Review: When I first bought this book, I had a difficult time getting through the first two chapters. Maybe I was distracted while reading, I’m not sure, but I ended up putting the book down and feeling a bit disappointed that it didn’t grab my attention better.

A few weeks later, I picked it up again and started from page one. This time, it did pull me in and kept my attention all the way to the end. Jane Porter wrote a main character that makes you want to laugh and cry with her. I found myself rooting for Taylor. When she loses everything, especially her ‘status quo’ she begins to take control of the situation and the real Taylor comes to life.

With gripping story lines and real-to-life characters, there’s no wonder why I’m a fan of Jane Porter’s writing. I’m happy that I gave this book a second chance because it was well worth it!

Review Rating: 5/5 Hand Up! Gold Star

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