I have been tangled in the web of words for a very long time. I remember being a child and riding my bike to the local library, only needing help getting home because I had checked out so many books.~~
My love of the written word has grown over the years. I recently left my dream job at Barnes & Noble to marry the man of my dreams. I am writing this blog to share with you the books I have read throughout the years. Please feel free to comment and discuss.
Meet Elizabeth (aka Bliss) Harcourt. She is moving home with her young daughter, Bella, after a failed marriage. Bliss plans on finishing up her PhD and get out as fast as possible. Hoping to minimize the damage her overbearing, society-obsessed Mother, Forsythia, will have on Bella. At first she thinks that her three sisters will be on her side in the battle against their Mother, that is until Diana comes home with a proclamation that she will be starring in a reality show called The Virgin and they will mostly be filming at the home they all share. Will she be able to avoid the production circus going on in their home and will she be able to keep Bella from believing that every woman goes on a reality show to find her husband? And if her own drought ever ends, will it be with the sexy producer or her handsome colleague?
The Harcourt Sisters are four very different women with four very different ideas of what it means to be a "modern woman." In a way that is very reminiscent of of Jane Austen, Susan Fales-Hill, has created a world that almost seems to be pulled right out of your television. Forsythia's over-the-top behavior actually reminds me a bit of the "Wicked Stepmother" in Cinderella, her obsession with the Royals is almost cartoonish, just look at what she did when Will married Kate! But the Sister's themselves could be loosely compared to the Khardashian's. Stunningly beautiful, with a mixed race background, they behave like any sisters would, even with the strain of The Virgin making their relationships difficult.
Overall I enjoyed Imperfect Bliss. While I wish I could say that Bliss was my favorite character, the reality of it is, she is the character I wanted to shake silly the least. Her mother was just simply atrocious, as was Diana's and Charlotte's behavior at times. In the end though, having The Virgin, come into the lives of the Harcourt women turned out to be a good thing, for by the end of the book, Diana wasn't the only Harcourt woman to have found a mate...