Surprisingly, Plan Bea is the first novel by Hilary Grossman that I’ve read. Today I’m sharing my review on the novel. Next, I’ll be adding her other novels to my never ending TBR list!
Plan Bea by Hilary Grossman
Secrets, Lies and Second Chances Book 1
One of the book’s main themes is the idea that sometimes life throws terrible things your way and often times people respond differently to the same tragedy based on the way they perceive their pain. Some people respond by appreciating that life is short and do their best to live life to the fullest. Others choose to live in constant grief and blame others for the terrible thing that has happened to them. Sometimes it takes finding love to inspire people to rebuild burned bridges.
Plan Bea is filled with secrets and lies. Major themes of the novel include overcoming past mistakes, reconciling relationships, and ultimately learning to forgive. There was a surprise at the end that I didn’t see coming! Plan Bea was well-written and thoroughly entertaining and I would highly recommend it to all that love a good women’s fiction novel.
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
I received a free copy during a limited time sale on Amazon. All reviews 100% reflect my honest opinion.
About the Book
Title: Plan Bea
Author: Hilary Grossman
Published: June 1, 2016
Book Blurb: We live our entire lives thinking we know those closest to us. But do we ever really?
On the outside, Annabel O’Conner has it all – the perfect husband, two adorable children, an amazing job, and a mother from hell! Just when she gives up trying to regain her overbearing mother’s love, an unexpected call turns her world around and makes Annabel question everything she believes about her life.
Could falling in love give a cold, stubborn, and selfish woman a second chance to open her heart back up to her family?
Beatrice Buchanan has spent more years than she can remember distancing herself from everyone close to her. She barely has a relationship with her grandchildren. The only time she manages to have a one way conversation with her daughter is during her weekly fifteen-minute commute to the nail salon. When Bea meets Walter on a cruise she realizes there may be more to life than designer clothes, killer handbags, and impressing the ladies at her posh country club.
As the mother and daughter duo team up to plan “Long Island’s wedding of the year” they confront the secrets and lies that have defined them. This humorous emotionally honest women’s contemporary fiction novel will tug at your heartstrings and the twist ending will shock you.
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