Monday, January 24, 2011

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough

Author Ruth Pennebaker's Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough
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tells the tale of three generations of women all living under the same roof. Joanie is a recently divorced, about to turn fifty , mother of Caroline, a teenager who has dyed her hair a shocking shade of pink and has developed a taste for marijuana and daughter to Ivy, her widowed mother with a non-existant retirement thanks to the recession and a penchant for "Goggling" and shoplifting expensive scarves. Yes. Joanie has a house full of hormonal hell. Just when she was getting used to being divorced her ex announces he's marrying his pregnant girlfriend. Caroline is crazy about the dreamiest hunk in her Spanish class who doesn't seem to know she's alive and her Dad's crazy girlfriend wants to be her friend, for gosh sakes. And Ivy just wishes she understood what all the fuss was about.
Ms. Pennebaker has crafted a uproarious novel about characters who are amazingly recognizable. These women are your sister and mother, aunt and co-worker, your daughter and friend. They are the women everywhere who struggle to find their way after devastating divorce, loss and life. We root for these women because we are these women.

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Thank you Trish for allowing me to be a part of this tour! To hear more about becoming a tour host please visit


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This looks like a fun book -- I'll have to put in on my "list"!

myletterstoemily said...

that is an excellent book review, and i can't
wait to read the book!

thank you!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Thanks for your comment on my post at Lea's blog...sounds like you have a son like one of mine! How funny, mine graduated from UNT and is now studying for this LSAT..we use to kid him with the scripture about
"though you beat him he will not die"...of course there wasn't any beating, but he would much rather serve the consequences than not do what he wanted to do.

Nice to visit your blog...looking around

ruth pennebaker said...

thank you so much for taking the time to review my novel. -- Ruth Pennebaker

Rita said...

Sounds like this would be a VERY interesting book. Thanks for sharing the review!

Liz said...

This looks GOOD! :)
Thanks for sharing.

cindy said...

Looks like a really good read! You always find the best books! Thanks!


Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I've noticed this book before and just haven't picked it up. Now it's going on The List. Thanks!

trish said...

"An uproarious novel" Sounds like a really fun read! And what better book than something that makes you look around and recognize characters in the book in people you know (hope that makes sense!).

Thanks for being on this tour!

Stacey said...

That sounds like an absolute must read!

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