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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Writers & Lovers by Lily King

Casey at 31 just wants to live the life she envisaged. Wracked by sadness at the death of her mother, desolate with a broken love affair she waits tables and at the same time tries her best to finish the novel she started writing and with six years gone, she knows she has to do it now or its never going to happen. Having two men in love with her added to Casey's stress and the debts she was burdened with left Casey feeling pressurized to the hilt. Whilst all her friends were married, having children, having careers Casey felt that she was somehow left behind in the race to do something worthwhile. The story meanders on in this way, Casey alternately coming to grips with her situation and then almost going under with the pressure and sadness faced by most modern women - the having it all, the balancing of family and career and the appearances that are so important and to do what society considers right and correct. A rather emotional roller coaster for Casey and for the reader. Sent by Grove Atlantic for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.

5 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I vaguely recall this one mostly the waitress scenes and where she was living stick with me. I liked it but didn't love it.

Vicki said...

I've never read any of this author's books, but this does sound good.

I hope you have a great week!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Thanks for your review - I bought it a few days ago!

Captivated Reader said...

Nice review! I want to read Writers and Lovers after reading Euphoria by Lily King earlier this year.

JoAnn said...

This was excellent on audio!