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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Review: Walking With Elephants by Karen S. Bell

Walking with ElephantsPublisher:
ISBN: 1934037699
Pages: 210 pgs
Genre: Fiction
Challenges-100+ Reading Challenge, Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge,
Buy this Book: Amazon, Powell's, Indiebound

 Summary from publisher:
 Suze Hall is at a crossroads. Her nemesis at work, Wanda, has been promoted and now will be her boss. Her husband, Bob, is leaving her and the three kids for a six-month sabbatical down under. To top it off, her best friend, Marcia, is missing in action--playing footsie with some new boyfriend! Adding to this disaster stew, David, the gorgeous hunk who broke her young-girl's heart has coincidentally popped back into her life and has something she desperately needs to keep her job. Walking with Elephants, a lighthearted slice-of-life story, brings to the table the serious work/family issues facing women today. It explores the modern dichotomy of a workplace that is filled with homemakers who still must cook, clean, carpool on nights and weekends, shop for prom dresses, and "create" the holidays-such as Suze.
My Review:
I have not been in the reading mode lately. Strange thing to say for a book blogger but I haven’t been. I’ve been sick, tired and there has been hammering and construction in and around my house for a couple of weeks. So I have to admit that I had to force myself to pick this one up but I must say that this one may have broken me out of my slump.

I loved Suze. She presented the same dilemma that many women go through. Family vs career vs the need to combine them both. Suze was so funny and intelligent. I thought she was one of the more engaging characters that I have come across in a long time.  I could totally identify with her and her story.

This book managed to combine all the genres that I love-romance, drama, literary fiction- and did it well. The writing style was engaging and really flowed well. This was a quick read but I never felt that the story was rushed or lacking in depth.  This was the perfect read for the reading mood that I have been in and it would be perfect for anyone looking for a quick yet good read.

*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review. My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the blog.

1 comment:

  1. I've been in a reading slump for the last few months so I know how you feel. I'm so glad that this was the book to break the slump! Maybe I'll give it try and see if it works for me as well ...

    Thanks for being on the tour.



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