Posted: Oct. 27, 2014
Look out, Venice Beach--the Wolf women are all together again. But when 70-year-old Virginia arrives with her teacup Chihuahua and unshakeable confidence, she senses trouble. Erinn is keeping secrets--like being broke and out of work--and Suzanna is paying too much attention to the wrong man--a Latino dance instructor who nearly broke her heart once before. Virginia's ready for the third act of her life, and she intends to make it rousing and romantic. Now she just has to convince her daughters to throw out their old scripts. If life has taught Virginia anything, it's this: there's more than one way to a "happily ever after..". ""The Merchant of Venice Beach "has a fresh, heartwarming voice that will keep readers smiling as they dance through this charming story by Celia Bonaduce." --Jodi Thomas, "New York Times "bestselling author
"Celia Bonaduce writes well rounded, real life characters straight from the heart.I loved this book!" --Phyliss Miranda, "New York Times "bestselling author on "A Comedy of Erinn"
|This is a story about two daughters one a film maker and the other one married with a child and they find out that their mother is coming from New York to leave with the youngest one who is married. They have the better relationship. The older daughter who is the film maker is still working on her relationship with her mother since she was more in tune with their father but he has passed away. The mother also brings her dog and the daughter she is staying with have rabbits. When I was reading this book my sisters and I were finally moving our mother out of her home into a senior living center closer to one of my sisters, so parts of this story was actually more real and that is why it has taken me awhile to do the review. The writing was very good and the characters were well defined I was hoping for a little more with the older sister but I understand books so I am hoping for another book. As for the mother that story line I feel gets works out in this book as most families do now a days, and the mother and older daughter have a talk to work their so called differences. Which really were more true to life than she was thinking in her head. Overall a good story I am not big on all of the animal stuff but hey that is just me. I did like the little battering back and forth between some of the characters and some of the little sayings. Overall a good book. I got this book from net galley.|