Sunday, November 30, 2014

Review: How do you know? by Meredith Schorr

What if you were approaching the end of your thirties and all of the life milestones you took for granted in your youth suddenly seemed out of reach?

On the eve of her thirty-ninth birthday, Maggie Piper doesn't look, act, or feel much different than she did at twenty-nine, but with her fortieth birthday speeding towards her like a freight train, she wonders if she should. The fear of a slowing metabolism, wrinkling of her skin, and the ticking of her biological clock leaves Maggie torn between a desire to settle down like most of her similarly-aged peers and concern that all is not perfect in her existing relationship. When a spontaneous request for a temporary "break" from her live-in boyfriend results in a "break-up," Maggie finds herself single once again and only twelve months from the big 4.0. In the profound yet bumpy year that follows, Maggie will learn, sometimes painfully, that life doesn't always happen on a schedule, there are no deadlines in love, and age really is just a number.

Meredith Schorr, best-selling author of light women's fiction, digs deep in her newest novel and raises the age old issue of the 'proverbial clock' that haunts many women, in a way that is refreshing and sassy no matter your age or relationship status.

41.  We all have that age, that number that is a jolt to realize is approaching.  Maggie Piper, the spunky heroine of Meredith Schorr’s new sensational book, How Do You Know?, realizes that number for her is thirty-nine and she begins to worry that she has missed out on something bigger and better. As the thought of "is she settling" looms, she makes a brazen decision that backfires when she requests a temporary break from her live-in boyfriend, Doug.  Doug takes it one step further and makes it permanent, leaving Maggie alone and forced to reevaluate her life and her choices.  As she finds the grass is definitely not greener, she starts to sort through life’s true meanings and not going by the society view of where a woman should be at a certain age.

It is no secret that Meredith Schorr is one of my absolute favorite authors.  She brings strong characters with every book she puts out.  This is no different.  Maggie Piper is smart, witty, and just the right amount of flawed in action and thinking,that you feel that you can identify with her.  The supporting cast of characters are just as fun, with a strong message of ‘girl power’ in Maggie and her girlfriends, a family that is both dysfunctional and loving, and a couple of love interests that make you both melt in the “aww” moment and want to throw something at them.There is no doubt that this is going to be another big success for Meredith and you will not regret reading this lovely book.

That number for me, by the way, is 41. Everything that I had promised myself would happen by 40 had not completely happened and as 41 started to loom closer and closer, I got a little crazy. But in the end, age is nothing but a number.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Announcing The Meredith Schorr Collection!!!

One of my FAVORITE authors that I have found since I started doing reviews is the absolutely lovely and talented Meredith Schorr!  And her three books are being released in a box set for a STEAL of a deal!!  For .99 cents you can discover for yourself what a joy it is to lose yourself in the three worlds that Meredith creates with her novels.

Real Chick Lit for Real Chicks: The Meredith Schorr Collection

This boxed set brings together three favorites from bestselling chick lit author Meredith Schorr. Blogger Girl follows Kimberly Long, a book blogger asked to review the debut novel of her high school nemesis. In A State of Jane, “good girl” Jane Frank is looking for love, but when all of her dates flake out on her, she decides to turn the tables. In Just Friends With Benefits, Stephanie Cohen is determined to turn the one who got away into “the one” despite advice from a friend not to put all her eggs in one bastard. Meredith Schorr’s characters are believable, relatable, and authentic—women who are easy to root for, despite their flaws. The stories are humorous, heartfelt, and definitely real.

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Author Bio:

A born and bred New Yorker, Meredith Schorr discovered her passion for writing when she began to enjoy drafting work-related emails way more than she was probably supposed to, and was famous among her friends for writing witty birthday cards. After trying her hand writing children’s stories and blogging her personal experiences, Meredith found her calling writing “real” chick lit for real women.  When she is not hard at work on her next novel, Meredith spends her days as a trademark paralegal.  She is a loyal New York Yankees fan and an avid runner. Meredith is the author of three published novels, Just Friends with Benefits, A State of Jane and Blogger Girl and the full boxed set, Real Chick Lit for Real Chicks: The Meredith Schorr Collection
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Twitter: @meredithschorr

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