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About the book
Beatrice Munson is a novel for the woman who isn’t sure she has it all. This is a 307 page, soft-bound book. I would call it a Romantic Fiction but it’s not over the top. It is an uplifting story about women who have found that their world has become small and their happiness and importance is not at the forefront of how they live. It is a story with humor, fun, love, friendship, and lots of interesting twists and turns.
In my opinion
Honestly when I first saw the cover and read the title I wasn’t sure what I was going to be reading. It isn’t the catchiest title or cover, HOWEVER this story is AMAZING! I haven’t read a story that did what this book did to me in a long time. I found myself up after midnight every night because I couldn’t put this book down. When I would finally get my kids to sleep and the house straightened up and get myself to bed I would always grab this book off my nightstand. Then it was an hour or two later before I could force myself to put it down.
The story starts out talking about the women of the neighborhood in Vista Heights and their beige colored worlds and their beige colored lives. Then the main character, Marissa Lyons, learns her high school nemesis has bought a house right across the street from her. This neighborhood is like “Desperate Housewives” but without the glitz and glam, lol. Marissa was in love with Jeffrey in high school but he and Beatrice became an item and she was afraid that Beatrice was moving in with her high school sweetheart as her husband. Curiosity get the better of her and she head right over with some cupcakes to try to get the scoop right away. What she finds out is something she never expected and wait until you read about what Jeffrey is up to these days.
Amazing changes start to take place and friendships begin and grow. The women of Vista Heights are all turned on their ear as they learn to look at things differently. You may recognize some of the women or you might be one of them. I know I felt myself relating a lot to Marissa in this story.
This story had me from the get go and by the last two chapters there was no putting it down and I was a sobbing fool. I was literally sobbing out loud reading this story. I have NEVER done that before with another story like this. I absolutely give this book 5 stars! The author, Lorena Bathey or LorenaBBooks is an amazing author. She didn’t start writing until later in life due to some circumstances that inspired her to find her true self and she has now written 9 novels and if any of the others are remotely like this one then I know they are all amazing. Great job Lorena and best wishes!
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