Stormi's Review: The Perils Of Pauline by Collette Yvonne
Author Provided Copy Publisher: HighLine Editions Released: February 7th 2015 Genre: Women's Fiction Length: 301 pages Format: eBook, Paperback Add to Goodreads Buy Links
Life seems "picture perfect" for Army veteran Pauline Parril--a solid career, a loving (though slightly absent) husband, two adorable young children. Perfect that is, until the usual Friday meeting at the office ends with a termination letter.
As Pauline navigates the difficulties of unemployment, she finds the handles of her world turning upside down. Her estranged daughter, Serenity, returns home with shocking secrets. Her husband, Donald, is not at all who she knows him to be, and a handsome stranger opens her eyes to the complex worlds of poetry and temptation.In this uproarious female comedy of just how one event can change the course of...well everything.
The Perils of Pauline follows an intrepid every-woman as she marches through the pressures of building the "perfect life," finding there's actually more to discover about yourself than you dreamed, and constantly answering the scariest question of adulthood: "What now?" Four Boundless Stars
Pauline loses her job and from there has to find a new path. She has to deal with a rocky relationship with her husband, her 3 kids, and everything mostly on her own. I have to say I enjoyed this book. It really was a funny read most of the time. I'm a stay at home mom and so I can definitely relate to her day to day life and all the hectic stuff that happens to her. It depicts the day to day life of a mom to the T. I have to say I feel for her. It seems that no matter what something around her is going wrong. Her kids miss the bus, then she runs out of gas. Its very real. I love books that don't sugar coat everything. The more real they are and the more a person can relate makes it a better book to me.