Thursday, May 12, 2011

Book of the day: "Mrs. Perfect"

In honor of International Chick Lit Month and our one year blogoversary, we're bringing you a book a day (and then some). If you've read the book and want to comment on this post with your thoughts, please do. If you haven't read it yet, we hope you'll take interest in it after hearing our thoughts. To make this fun, anyone who comments on any of these posts has a chance to be entered in a drawing for a special prize. The more posts you comment on, the more chances to win! (See here for contest details.)

"Mrs. Perfect" by Jane Porter:
For Taylor Young, life is very good. She has a handsome husband who loves her, three gorgeous children, a personally designed and decorated dream house. Suburbanite trendsetter and super mom—life couldn’t be more perfect. And as long as no one notices the fragile woman beneath her coifed and polished image, things will stay that way.

Then, a devastating secret bursts Taylor’s fairy-tale bubble, suddenly making her a cul-de-sac pariah, and stripping her of the role that defined her. With her struggling to maintain her alpha image, Taylor finds help from the unlikeliest of people, her nonconformist nemesis, Marta Zinsser. But to become the woman her family truly needs, Taylor must first believe in the person she is hardest on—herself. (Summary courtesy of Jane Porter's website.)

Melissa A:
This was my favorite of all Jane Porter's novels. It is a look at how the other half lives. Like "Something Blue" by Emily Giffin, it allows the reader to see someone unlikable (Taylor from "Odd Mom Out") in a new light and even sympathize with them. It also discusses an important issue that affects many families. It also has a "Desperate Housewives" feel to it, but I love that show so I'm a little biased. :)

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24 comments:

carole said...

This was my very first book I read of Jane Porter, and i loved it alot! I'd like to reread it for its a fun read also, I'd like a cope for my book collection of her books.This one I don't have for I got her book from a friend,and had to give it back. Jane writes from her heart about strong women and i can relate to that. All her books tell a story that any woman like myself has either been thru or can relalte to her character.

S.Sabia said...

I will have to put this book on my to-read list, it sounds great!
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BRN2SHOP9 said...

Sound's like a good book.

Tiffany said...

ooh I love Jane, and yum the cake looks so good! I haven't read this yet, but its now on my tbr list.
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Nina said...

You guys feature so many authors I haven't gotten to read before! Man, and I thought I had chick-lit covered!!
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shazjera said...

I really enjoy stories where the female lead 'finds herself' so another one for the list! Thanks

carole said...

My favorite author and I really am a big fan of her's I would love to win this book for its the only one that I don't have in my collection of hers on my shelf. I love the way she writes about wowen who are strong and can handle almost anthing, but at the sametime they like romance and love in their lives. Like in real life. I just love her books.

BRN2SHOP9 said...

I haven't read any of her books, but it sounds good.

Margie said...

This is another author I haven't yet discovered. Looks good!
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S.Sabia said...

I'll add this one to my to-read list!
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faithspage said...

I have She's Gone Country but haven't read it yet. This sounds good too

Carol N Wong said...

I like what you said about seeing someone who is unlikeable in a different like. I made friends with someone in the past and it turned out even though she was constantly critisizing everyone, she was indeed, hardest on herself.
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Teresa said...

I really enjoyed She's Gone Country. I'd love to read this one.

Jeryl M. said...

Sounds like a good book.

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Linda Kish said...

This sounds wonderful.

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Krys said...

I don't think I've read any of her books yet. This sounds interesting though. Just waht I need, more books to be read.. =)

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shazjera said...

I enjoy books where the female lead character goes from strength to strength. Haven't seen this one before.

Nina said...

This sounds like an awesome chick-lit read!
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Margaret said...

Another book I have not heard of before but looks good!

Margaret said...

oops forgot email again! Never comment on blogs before morning coffee! lol!

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Bec said...

I am looking forward to reading this book thanks to Chick Lit Central!

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Jencey said...

I have wanted to read a book by Jane Porter.

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Kat said...

I'm not sure if I've read any of Jane Porter's books but it sounds like another one I'd enjoy. Think I'll read Odd Mom Out first though.

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Sarah said...

a book for my tbr pile!!

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