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Trying To Get Through Life
on 25 April 2013
Laura Lippmann is my kind of gal and my kind of writer. She is down to earth, loves family, loves women and men, and tries to bring the best and worst of both. She knows and understands how we tick, what we can put up with and what is the limit. She doesn't judge, her women are from all walks of life, and they are the best kind of women, I would want them as my friends.
Helen/Heloise is a woman with a past, a present that is pretty good, but her future is uncertain. She runs a serviice for men, that requires women of a certain nature. That is all well and good, but this service is illegal, no matter how she has covered it. Scott, her son, has no idea what mom does, he is a sweet natured kid taking his mom for granted, just loving her. Helen's past is about to catch up with her, and she needs to protect Scott, her business and her life. To the outside eye she is a single mom, working hard and has no time for friends. But, we all get to uncover the real Helen, and we get to love her more.
Laura Lippmann is a superb writer, we all read her books. Her characters are first rate, like you and me, meant to be real people. However, they all have such wretched problems. But, these women are bright, intelligent, beautiful and have a sense of humor. They will get by, and even though it looks dicey at times, we all learn from them. Lippmann researches all of her characters and their businesses, and their lives. She imparts that wisdom, we are the lucky ones who get to learn from her.
Recommended. prisrob 04-25-13