4 out of 5
A wry, wise new novel of Southern dreams and second chances.On the morning of her birthday, Vonda Thayer awakes from her American Dream to realize she’s living a domestic nightmare. She plays happy homemaker to two whiny, self-absorbed teenagers, a ranting, divorced monster-in-law, and her knocked-up oldest daughter, who’s just moved home to escape a deadbeat boyfriend. In her free time, Vonda stalks her no-good husband and his bimbo du jour. And now her ailing, cantankerous father-in- law—the monster’s very estranged ex—needs a nursemaid and a place to recover. Vonda seriously needs to replace that white picket fence with barbed wire. When a hurricane rips through north Florida, it threatens to tear her already fragile family completely apart. It’s up to Vonda to help them weather the storm and learn a few survival instincts in the process. The sun’s going down on this desperate housewife, and dawn’s breaking on a new, improved Vonda Thayer…
I loooove Chick Lit, so then why did it take me so long to read this one? I got this when it was first released and it sat here. I am sorry I didn’t pick it up sooner. This is just the perfect book for us “older” Chick Lit lovers as it discusses events that seem to happen to us as we age. The perfect book for the summer.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade (December 2, 2008)