Throughout the first half of the book I thought she was insipid and spineless and wanted to just smack her.
You see, I am an Amazon Van Houten Woman. My mother and sisters and I all are. We are strong, we persevere, we can do anything. Or so she raised us to think.
So when I see/read about someone who is spineless and can’t/won’t stand up for herself, it is hard for me to process.
As I got deeper in to the book, I realized this poor woman did not have the strong woman influence I did. She had no clue how to fend for herself. But it didn’t stop her from evolving and becoming that influence for her daughter and her niece.
Juliette Fay is being added to my favorite authors list.
From the Press Release:
Recently divorced and running low on funds, Dana has her hands full as the shock waves from her husband’s departure reverberate through her family. Seven year-old happy-go-lucky Grady suddenly develops anger management problems, and twelve year-old Morgan struggles with an eating disorder as she tries to keep her head above the shark-infested waters of middle school. Then Dana’s sixteen year-old niece, Alder, comes crashing into their lives – literally – carrying with her a mysterious sorrow, yet also bringing an unexpected element of maturity and insight to their tightly-knit circle.
The publishers of this book sent me an advance reader’s copy to review, and they would like to share a copy with one of you.
Leave a comment telling me of a strong female influence on your life. I will pick a winner on February 21, 2011.