Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Love Wars by L. Alison Heller

I recently read The Love Wars by L. Alison Heller. This story follows Molly Grant a finance lawyer turned divorce lawyer through her first big divorce case. In the process she falls in love.

While the story was cute it seemed very bland. Ms. Heller, a lawyer herself put too much emphasis on the law aspect of the story and not enough into the character's personal lives. Although it was nice to see a smart woman portrayed in chick lit. Typically chick lit books portray females as ditzy. I enjoyed the fact that Molly did whatever it took to fight for what she believed in, even if it put her job at risk. Too many portions of the story reminded me of previously read novels, such as the Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. This book did leave me wanting more.

It was a light read and would be perfect to bring to the beach with you. Come back and tell us what you thought of it!

~ I received a free book to review. ~
~ I was not compensated in any way 
for my honest review. ~

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham

Remember Gilmore Girls? Watch Parenthood? Know the funny actress Lauren Graham? Well that Lauren Graham recently wrote a book entitled Someday, Someday, Maybe. This work of fiction does mirror parts of Ms. Graham's life as a struggling actress. 

Someday, Someday Maybe follows struggling actress Fanny Banks' life in NYC. She works as a waitress while trying to become successful. After college she set established a three year deadline in which she strives to become famous. The stresses of it become real as the deadline soon approaches. 

I loved this book! It's funny as I know it's based on Ms. Graham's life, but as I was reading it I kept picturing Fanny as Alexis Bledel. For those of you don't know Alexis Bledel played Lauren Graham's daughter on Gilmore Girls. You can see Ms. Graham's personality throughout the story. It's funny, witty, and charming!  I truly hope that Ms. Graham writes a sequel. I would love to see Franny's life grow, maybe have her begin working on a hit tv shows that becomes a cult classic! 

~I received a free ebook to review. I was not compensated for my opinion~