LADIES, LEAVING BEHIND A TWO-TIMING, GOOD-FOR-NOTHING, MAN IS DO-ABLE...IF YOU ARE WEARING YOUR FAVORITE SHOES AND TOTING A DESIGNER HANDBAG!
Published : 4/25/2012
Kindle Edition: about 294 pages
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Bronwyn Mitchell's living large...arm candy for her self-absorbed husband, Ron, whose super-charged libido gets him into all sorts of trouble. Well, Bronwyn's liberal enough in her thinking but, when Ron brings home the next 'Marilyn-Monroe-Wannabe' actress and proposes a threesome...thank Heavens Bronwyn has sense enough to get out! The only problem with leaving the old cushy life behind and starting fresh is that she has no real skills: except, of course, she looks great in a skirt.
Bronwyn's soul searching as she struggles through the confusion of her life-change, leads her to some interesting conclusions about her personal value. On the way to enlightenment, she bumps into her old flame (that she ditched to marry the wealthier, Ron) and an insular clerk at Changes, the bookstore her friends keep telling her to visit. Changes, symbolically enough, is a bit of a metaphor for Bronwyn's experiences. The author cleverly weaves in some of the passages of books Bronwyn chooses from Changes, which help her reflect on her situation.
The story is fast-paced, and, at the beginning I found it a little hard to bond with Bronwyn. The theme of a poor little rich girl -shaken up by one more decadent thing in her life- just wasn't getting it for me. I wanted to slap her a couple of times when it seemed she really was clueless. I was pleasantly surprised by the soul searching she did and the realizations that resulted. Over-all, I enjoyed this book. I rated it with 3 stars and plan to read Campbell's next one.
This review copy was provided to me by the author. The content is my honest opinion of the work and was not influenced by the gift.