Saturday, April 28, 2012

Review: Deep Down True by Juliette Fay

From the author of Shelter Me—a funny and poignant novel about having your heart in the right place.

Newly divorced Dana Stellgarten has always been unfailingly nice- even to telemarketers-but now her temper is wearing thin. Money is tight, her kids are reeling from their dad's departure, and her Goth teenage niece has just landed on her doorstep. As she enters the slipstream of post-divorce romance and is befriended by the town queen bee, Dana finds that the tension between being true to yourself and being liked doesn't end in middle school... and that sometimes it takes a real friend to help you embrace adulthood in all its flawed complexity.

Received for review.

This was fairly standard chick lit.  It's not my favorite genre so I wasn't overjoyed by it, but it would be a solid read for those who enjoy sagas about divorced women with kids reentering the dating pool and their challenges with said children, ex-husbands, and dating.

We're also not talking about a beach read here.  While mildly amusing in some parts, it does not qualify for the light and fluffy read category.

Now, if you do enjoy chick lit this would be a rewarding option for you to pick up since it is well written, with a nice flow. 

★★☆☆ = Liked It


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