How Do You Know? (Seeking Happily Ever After #1)
written by Meredith Schorr
published by Booktrope
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy Ms. Schorr’s new release. It was a good read that went fast and kept me reading from beginning to end. I laughed. I was sad. I was hopeful. I experienced it all.
I enjoyed watching Maggie grow and come to terms with herself. You can’t help but love Maggie. She’s real, klutzy, comical. She’s down-to-earth, relatable. I’d go out for a drink with her and her friends during Happy Hour. And I loved the ending. It was fabulous. And not at all how I thought it was going to end.
I think How Do You Know? will relate to quite a few women, their status notwithstanding. I don’t think it matters if you are in your early twenties, turning forty, single, or married, we all asked ourselves, “How do I know?” What was funny to me was that I remember thinking that I would be in Maggie’s position when I hit 40. I would bet most women have thought that, or at least considered it. Some may be experiencing it. Whatever the circumstance, you will get what Maggie is going through.
All-in-all, a good read!
Would I recommend it: Yes, I would recommend it. I would recommend all of her books.
About the book: What if you were approaching the end of your thirties and all of the life milestones you took for granted in your youth suddenly seemed out of reach?
On the eve of her thirty-ninth birthday, Maggie Piper doesn’t look, act, or feel much different than she did at twenty-nine, but with her fortieth birthday speeding towards her like a freight train, she wonders if she should. The fear of a slowing metabolism, wrinkling of her skin, and the ticking of her biological clock leaves Maggie torn between a desire to settle down like most of her similarly-aged peers and concern that all is not perfect in her existing relationship. When a spontaneous request for a temporary “break” from her live-in boyfriend results in a “break-up,” Maggie finds herself single once again and only twelve months from the big 4.0. In the profound yet bumpy year that follows, Maggie will learn, sometimes painfully, that life doesn’t always happen on a schedule, there are no deadlines in love, and age really is just a number.
Meredith Schorr, best-selling author of light women’s fiction, digs deep in her newest novel and raises the age old issue of the ‘proverbial clock’ that haunts many women, in a way that is refreshing and sassy no matter your age or relationship status.