This was the first “chick lit” book I've read in awhile and it was a fun twist from my usual reading preferences. I am not that familiar with Leanna Ellis or her other books, but Facelift is a cute read – especially for those who are over the age of 30.
Younger readers may not be able to identify with the main character (Kaye Redmond) who is questioning everything about her life.
30-somethings and above readers will totally “get” Kaye. She is a middle age divorcee, trying to start a new career while raising a teenage daughter and still pining for her ex-husband (who left her for greener pastures.)
She has a love-hate relationship with her mother-in-law who just never seems to go away and can’t seem to imagine herself ever being in another romantic relationship. She wildly careens through life trying to juggle too many tasks and often times finds herself spinning completely out of control. For most of this book I felt sorry for Kaye as she just couldn’t seem to ever successfully jump through all of the hoops that she lined up for herself and then constantly beat herself up over it.
While this book is humorous and chock full of tongue-in-cheek quips and sarcasm, it also has its serious elements. The overall message that I got from this book is that life changes whether we give it permission to or not. Sometimes those changes are good and sometimes not so good. Even though we will face unexpected changes and circumstances – the one constant we have to rely on in life is our relationship with God.
This book was provided free for review by B & H Publishing Group
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