Oh hey! Hi there. I know it’s been quite some time since last we spoke. I’m trying to rectify that and will do more to rectify it in the coming year. Today I’m dipping my toes back in to the pond with something I’ve never written before, a book review, which as it turns out fits well with the book I’m about to review.
But before we get to the actual book review I have to tell you a story. In August, after a long year of ups and downs, I love my father to congestive heart failure; I was shattered. No matter how long someone’s sick you’re never really prepared for the end to come. In September while I was early in my mourning phase I read a sentence in blog that spoke to me, no, that’s not correct; it shouted at me. Celeste, at Learn Her wrote about losing her father saying, “…Like riding a rollercoaster you were only pretending to be brave enough for.” Those words reached out of the screen and said, I understand how you feel, I’ve been there, I know.
I asked Celeste if I could quote her in a future blog and then promptly stopped writing. I’m sorry about that, I sort of lost myself there for a while. Celeste’s quote could be the guiding principle of “The New Mrs. D” because as it turns out, life in general is “…Like riding a rollercoaster you were only pretending to be brave enough for.”
When I chose “The New Mrs. D” by Heather Hill as my first book to review I thought it would be just another light and fluffy chick lit book, a fun read to pass the time and occupy my mind; turns out it was much more than that.
I have to admit that there were parts I didn’t enjoy and when I first started reading I was like, “A bride married to a guy with a porn addiction, meh,” but I kept reading and I was pleasantly surprised. As the book goes on there’s a whole lot of girl power, healing, and personal breakthroughs. I was looking for light and fluffy and I found it along with a few inspiring thoughts on life, living, and being your own authentic self while riding life’s roller coaster.
Please Note: I received this book free from CLP Book Tours in exchange for a review, all opinions are my own.