Friday, August 31, 2012

Review Day: Beatrice Munson

It's Review Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Beatrice Munson
Author: Lorena Bathey
Rating: 5 stars

**Warning: M.A. content!  Not suitable for anyone under the age of 18!**

Summary from Amazon:
In Vista Heights, the women of the neighborhood have started to look like their homes, varying shades of beige. Lost in this world of suburbia, Marissa Lyons learns her high school nemesis has bought the house right across the street from her. Afraid that her arch enemy, Beatrice Munson, will arrive with Marissa's high school crush as her husband and cause Marissa to relieve the insecurity of high school in her her forties, she decides to face the music and head to Beatrice's house with warm cupcakes. But what Marissa finds is something she never expected. How will Marissa and the rest of the women of San Martino deal with someone like Beatrice Munson, whose defining moment in her life was to get a boob job or go on a trip to Egypt. This story is about friendship, love, learning to look at things differently, and great parties. Step into the world of Vista Heights where you might not only recognize the women, you might be one of them. (end)

My Review:
Beatrice Munson is an aboslutely hysterical novel.  I laughed so many times!  It's not very often that a novel actually makes me laugh-out-loud, but this one did.  I also felt a whole range of other emotions - happy, excited, anxious, giddy, sad, sympathetic, concerned... I could keep going.  Lorena draws you in with a witty character, but keeps you around with a whole crew of female characters who we all know and can relate to.

I read this novel in less than four hours, keep in mind it has about 126 pages!  I was hooked from the first paragraph.  Marrissa, Beatrice, Andrea, Lily, Grayson, the rest of the women, the children and so many more characters, were absolutely amazing.  I instantly knew who they were after just meeting them.  I loved each character, even the ones I disliked, and know they are the most realistic characters I have ever read before.  They jumped off the pages like few characters do!

This is another must read novel for adults (especially women, you will love it)!  And... because I loved it so much, Lorena and I have decided to have a giveaway!!  The giveaway has ended!

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Share the giveaway and good luck!  Beatrice Munson can be purchased on Amazon here.  Happy Review Day!


Rob Zimmermann said...

My favorite color? That's simple. Purple. The deeper the shade the more I like it. I'm also a fan of a wide variety of blues, especially when they are with purples.

Jason said...

The answer to the Do You Know question about the exotic animal is Elephants

HilyBee said...

You're correct Jason! :D

Cassie Hoffman said...

My favorite color is pink of course, lol.