My sister recommended this book, and I loved it! It’s got all the great elements of a fantastic chick lit – friends, career, personal growth, a dead body, parties, humor, romance… all tied up in likable characters.
Jeanne Stewart isn’t a twenty-something looking for her first career. She’s a successful PR rep who works too many hours. She had what she thought was a decent relationship with her boyfriend. Her family was close and always there for her.
Then Jeanne’s mom dies, she finds out her boyfriend has been sleeping around, and she realizes that she’s wasted a lot of her life convincing people to buy useless stuff. She has a big time meltdown. But it’s how she ends up putting her life back together that will have you reaching for tissues one minute and laughing out loud the next.
Jeanne is ready to start over when she stops at a small diner in Weltana, Oregon. She stays because the pancakes are delicious and the cook sings opera. Seemed like as good a reason as any.
She attends Anger Management class (I won’t spoil the story by telling you how she ends up there), and meets an interesting group of people who truly support each another as they work through their anger issues. Then there’s her job with the governor’s re-election campaign, the migrant farm worker issue (involving that dead body I mentioned earlier), the renovations on a dilapidated house, and a court case where justice prevails in a most amusing way.
There’s so much here to grab onto and enjoy. Read the book!
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