What a delightful book! There were some moments of laughter, heart-wrenching sadness, and spunkiness. There is a little more “bad” language than I care for, but there are so many other things that make up for it.
Lou Ann’s (aka Lulu) mother, Patricia, is a hoot. Lulu’s willingness to step down from her successful business to care for her mother was touching. The characters were well developed, including the parrot, Rafael. And the relationships that develop between the characters are entertaining and you will find yourself cheering them on.
Lulu departs on a journey of self-discovery, an effort to survive and improve a relationship with her mother, a willingness to let go of her control issues, and examine the validity of some of the “love” advice she has spouted for years.
When you’ve closed the book, you will have shed a few tears, but the laughter you’ve experienced helps balance out the sad moments.
Thank you to NetGalley and Gallery Books for my advanced review copy. All opinions and thoughts are my own.