Wednesday, April 10, 2019

#MMBBR #Review #NewRelease #TrophyLife by #leageller @LUAuthors


A refreshingly honest, laugh-out-loud novel about losing the life you always wanted…and finding the life you were meant to have.

For the last ten years, Agnes Parsons’s biggest challenge has been juggling yoga classes and lunch dates. Her Santa Monica house staff takes care of everything, leaving Agnes to focus on her trophy-wife responsibilities: look perfect, adore her older husband, and wear terribly expensive (if uncomfortable) underwear.

When her husband disappears, leaving Agnes and their infant daughter with no money, no home, and no staff, she is forced to move across the country, where she lands a job teaching at an all-boys boarding school in the Bronx. So long, organic quinoa bowls and sunshine-filled California life. Hello, processed food, pest-infested house, and twelve-year-old-boy humor—all day, every day.

But it’s in this place of second chances (and giant bugs), where Agnes is unexpectedly forced to take care of herself and her daughter, where she finds out the kind of woman she can be. Ultimately, she has to decide if she prefers the woman and mother she has become…or the trophy life she left behind.

Authentic and sharply witty, Trophy Life is proof that granny panties and mom coats might not be the answer to everything; they’re simply comfortable (if slightly unattractive) reminders of what happens when one life ends…and real life begins.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
#FirstLine ~ When you're making your husband's green smoothie and forger to put the lid on the blender, and you're crouched on the counter staring up at the oozing ceiling when the housekeeper shows up and is standing under you, it's a good idea to be wearing underwear.

This book is a total treat! I loved it SO much. It was not only funny, but also deep and heartwarming. The story was so original and from the first line I was hooked. I adored the characters and found that they were fleshed out and developed supremely. I wanted to both buzz through this book and slowly savor it at the very same time. What is better than a relatable character that you cannot help but cheer for and want to be witness to their journey? To me, that is everything a good book is. Aggie is one I will not soon forget and hope to hear from again! A MUST read for spring!

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