Saturday, June 9, 2012

Review # 180: A Life of My Own by Denise Skelton

     Liz is not happy. Her husband is controlling and mentally abusive, her step-children are ungrateful brats, and she cannot help but feel down on herself, but after a chance meeting with a stranger, she decides that she deserves better, and heads on a road-trip towards a new life.


     I really enjoyed reading about Liz's journey to find a life of her own. Her character grows so much throughout her interactions with the people she meets along the way. Each new home, new job, and new community brings her closer to the realization that she is worth something, and that she deserves to live out the dreams once stifled by her awful husband. I know many men and women who give up their goals when they get married/have children, feeling that they are unattainable; so I definitely understand the reality of Liz's emotional state in the beginning, versus her eventual awareness of her own choices. I found the dialogue well-written and genuine, as were the characters and their relationships. I was happy to accompany Liz on her trip across the states towards a new beginning! Overall, a wonderfully warmhearted addition to the chick-lit genre! Recommended to readers of women's fiction/ chick-lit.

Rating: Bounty's Out (3.5/5)

* I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

About the Author:

     Denise Skelton is an avid reader who's often found reading four or five books simultaneously. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Denise is a part of a close-knit family and is lovingly supported by her husband, three daughters and two sons. Skelton draws inspiration from everyday life. As a US Army veteran, and former private investigator, who's just about seen it all, she often awakes with exciting new creative ideas flowing through her mind like a river of words.

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