This is a wonderful collection of stories! The author’s ability to bring out the humor of everyday situations and her unique take on family life had me laughing throughout. If you’re a parent, I am sure the comical situations in these stories will bring back some of your fond (and humorous) memories of raising your family. If, like me, you’re not a parent - you’ll probably be wiping your brow in relief a time or two, in between wiping the tears of laugher from your eyes. My personal favorite is the Halloween story. I’ve read it a few times since I downloaded this book and it never fails to give me a laugh. So grab a coffee and settle in front of a cozy fire for a self-indulgent treat. I challenge you to put this book down once you get started.
This story grabbed my interest right from the start - it’s fast paced and interesting, and I had a hard time putting it down. I especially liked the main character, Erica. She’s not particularly likable, but that just made her more realistic and interesting to me. I especially liked the way author Deborah Jackson captured the competitive (and often ruthless) nature of the academic world. I live and work in that world every day and the events in this book were entirely believable to me. Also, the science seemed well researched and credible. The storyline was really unique and the ending was unexpected - something that always appeals to me.
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