Cleaning Nabokov’s House is a quick read and a page turner. Moms will empathize with the main character’s inability to function when she loses custody of her children and then will laugh and root for her when she finds an oh!-so-unique method of getting her life back on track. And giving Vladimir Nabokov the credit is an interesting bow to a literary great. — As reviewed by Breezy Mama Jeanette.
From Amazon: When Barb Barrett walks out on her loveless marriage she doesn’t realize she will lose everything: her home, her financial security, even her beloved children. Approaching forty with her life in shambles and no family or friends to turn to, Barb must now discover what it means to rely on herself in a stark new emotional landscape.
Guided only by her intense inner voice and a unique entrepreneurial vision, Barb begins to collect the scattered pieces of her life. She moves into a house once occupied by Vladimir Nabokov, author of the controversial masterpiece Lolita, and discovers a manuscript that may be his lost work. As her journey gathers momentum, Barb deepens a connection with her new world, discovering resources in her community and in herself that no one had anticipated. Written in elegant prose with touches of sharp humor and wit, Cleaning Nabokov’s House offers a new vision of modern love and a fervent reminder that it is never too late to find faith in our truest selves. To order Cleaning Nabokov’s House by Leslie Daniels, $9.60, click here.
Henny on the Couch addresses that “What if?” question. Ever wonder how your past decisions and experiences have affected the life you live today? That’s exactly what the book’s main character, Kara, questions as she relives the past, but lives in the today of soccer games, homework and teacher conferences. –As reviewed by Breezy Mama Alex
From Amazon: Kara Caine Lawson has worked hard to become the woman she is-wife, mother and successful shop owner. Having survived a turbulent childhood, Kara understands that life could’ve just as easily gone another way . . . and even if she isn’t gliding through the trials of lost library books, entitled customers and routine date nights, at least she’s not sipping a Dewar’s all day like her mother did.
But then Kara unexpectedly encounters paintings by her now-famous college boyfriend just as she’s beginning to suspect that her daughter Henny’s difficulties may be the sign of something serious, and all of her past decisions are thrown into dramatic relief. To order Henny on the Couch by Rebecca Land Soodak, $11.40, click here.
Temptation is a “beach blanket” read–it is fun and easy while being a definite page turner. A modern day rags to riches story, with lots of Hollywood drama. –As reviewed by Breezy Mama Jen.
From Amazon: Like all would-be Hollywood screenwriters, David Armitage wants to be rich and famous. But for the past eleven years, he’s tasted nothing but failure. Then, out of nowhere, big-time luck comes his way when one of his scripts is bought for television. Before you can say “overnight success,” he’s the new toast of Hollywood as the creator of a hit series. Suddenly a major player, he finds that he’s reinventing himself at a great speed, especially when it comes to walking out on his wife and daughter for a young producer who worships only at the altar of ambition.
But David’s upward mobility takes a decidedly strange turn when a billionaire film buff named Philip Fleck barges into his life, proposing a very curious collaboration. David takes the bait and suddenly finds himself inadvertently entering into a Faustian pact and an express ride to the lower depths of the Hollywood jungle. To order Temptation by Douglas Kennedy, $10.98, click here.Pin It