Friday, January 8, 2021

Book Review: How to Judge a Book by its Lover

By Cindy Roesel

Laurel Linden is an unlucky at love, miserable dog-walker trying to make it as an author in Manhattan. In HOW TO JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS LOVER (StoneTiger) she strikes gold when at a college alumnae meeting, she gets a “big sister” who is determined to turn Laurel’s life around and push her towards the life she wants. Soon she has a well-known intellectual boyfriend who does nothing but makes her feel inferior, she’s spending money on designer clothes she can’t afford, has a publishing contract, and all of it adds up to the image she wants to portray, as an up and coming world-famous author.

Then everything goes to hell and she’s living back home with her parents on Long Island after losing her boyfriend and apartment. She still has her book contract but starts waking up to the fact the manuscript is pretty awful. What’s a girl to do? Well, first of all, she has to take her head out of the clouds and stop thinking her life is miraculously going to turn into Celebrity Style magazine.

In HOW TO JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS LOVER, we take a romp through Manhattan with twenty-something, Laurel who is looking for everything we all want when in our twenties, but some of us need to read the tea leaves and slow down. Laurel is lucky to have a friend named Trish that she grew up with and keeps Laurel in reality. Trish introduces her to a dentist who lives and works in Massapequa. He couldn’t be more different than the city guys Laurel is always looking for. But sometimes serendipity magically happens and changes what you think you wanted all along.

Laurel’s experience isn’t all flowers and sunshine, she hits some storms, but overall she keeps her positive attitude and is open to new experiences. Something we all might be open to.

Thanks to Pubvendo for the book in exchange for an honest review.

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