Posted in 5 paws, Giveaway, Review, women on October 14, 2015

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Plan Bea

Title: Plan Bea
Author: Hilary Grossman
Series: (book 1)
Release Date: October 2015
Genres: Women’s Fiction
Publisher: Booktrope


How well do you really know the people in your life?

Annabel O’Conner has the perfect husband, two adorable children, an amazing job, and the mother from hell! Annabel doesn’t like it but has come to terms with the fact that her relationship with her mother, Bea, deteriorated to the point of forced and strained communications. However, an unscheduled call from Bea turns her world around and makes Annabel question everything she believed about her life.

Despite the fact secrets, lies, and misplaced blame have destroyed the women’s relationship; Annabel reluctantly agrees to help Bea plan her wedding. Little does Annabel know the impact of her decision.

In this Women’s Contemporary Fiction novel, Hilary Grossman explores the complex relationship that exists between mothers and daughters in a light-hearted and relatable manner.


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When I started reading this book I did not expect the book to such a powerful impact and that there are always two sides to a story.

In the beginning, you feel for Anna and her relationship with her mother Bea. Bea does come across as very selfish and self centered but as the book continues you learn more her background and why she might have done the things she did while Anna was growing up. Anna also learns a lot about herself and realizes that maybe she is stronger than she thinks too.

The book combines humor and real life into a story that could be told by any of us.

The story is very well written and in fact there is a sneak peek to the next book that is about Cecelia, Anna’s best friend. I was thinking as I reading the last few chapters that Cecelia has a story that needed to be told.  We give this 5 paws up!


About the Author

hilary headshotHilary Grossman loves to find humor in everyday life. She has an unhealthy addition to denim and high heel shoes. She likens life to a game of dodge ball – she tries to keep as many balls in the air before they smack her in the face. When she isn’t writing, blogging, or shoe shopping she is the CFO of a beverage alcohol importer. She lives on the beach in Long Island.


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The author’s first book, Dangled Carat is on sale for just $0.99 on Amazon through Sunday 10/18


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