Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Bless Her Heart - Review

Idgie Says:
This was a fun to read book, that while filled with wit and charm, could not be classified as light-hearted.  There's a dark undercurrent in the story line that when it comes to the surface, I'm sure many readers will wonder how Posey dealt with the situation for so long.  You'll be relieved that even though it wasn't through her own efforts, she did manage to break free. 

Then of course the trick was to stay free.

There's a definite undertone of domestic abuse/bullying running through the storyline and it is not played off as just a silly plot point. 

I love the banter between Posey and her best friend and also the clumsy-ish budding romance between Posey and John.  Both are steeped in reality and easy to envision in real life. 

 A good read that while escapist in nature, also lends itself to some introspective thoughts.

Click HERE for an excerpt.

Print Length: 352 pages
Publisher: Kensington (October 31, 2017)
Publication Date: October 31, 2017
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services

  Laugh-out-loud funny and unabashedly uplifting, with just the right amount of Southern sass, Sally Kilpatrick’s wonderful novel centers on one woman’s journey from an unhappy marriage to a surprising second chance . . .

On the day Posey Love discovers that her born-again husband has been ministering to some of his flock a little too eagerly, she also learns that he’s left her broke and homeless. Posey married Chad ten years ago in hopes of finding the stability her hippie mother couldn’t provide. Instead she got all the trappings of security—house, car, seemingly respectable husband—at the price of her freedom.

Posey’s mother, Lark, accepts her daughter’s return home with grace, though her sister can’t resist pointing out that being a sweet Southern wife hasn’t worked out as planned. And so, with the Seven Deadly Sins as a guide, Posey decides to let loose for once. Envy is easy to check off the list—Posey only has to look at her best friend’s adorable baby for that. One very drunken night out takes care of gluttony. As for lust—her long-time friend, John, is suddenly becoming much more than a pal. One by one, Posey is bulldozing through her old beliefs about love, family—and what it really means to be good. And she’s finding that breaking a few rules might be the perfect way to heal a heart . . .