Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Review: Imperfect Bliss By: Susan Fales-Hill

Imperfect Bliss: A NovelImperfect Bliss: A Novel by Susan Fales-Hill
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Harcourts are a "typical" family, characters ranging from Harold (the father) a studious Brit, Forsythia a social climber from Jamica, Victoria (the eldest) whose prim and proper facade holds more cracks beneath the surface, Elizabeth aka Bliss who is getting over her divorce, betrayal, and rasing a beautiful and unique "handicap" daughter named Bella, Diana who finds a way for making her fifteen minutes of fame trampling whoever might get in her way, and Charlotte the youngest, misguided daughter looking for attention of her own.

What makes this family brought to mainstream is the new reality show "The Virgin" featuring Diana and the men vying for her hand in marriage. Enter the television crew, the cameras and action - underneath the insanity, the cracks within our exposed and the development of a new dynamic is beginning as each member learns a little more about themselves and where they choose to make life happen.

The central character, Bliss, undergoes a transformation - with set backs, but one that through imperfections the reader can identify with.

A quick chic read, filled with humor, tears, and the hope for tomorrow. But from one reader to another, this is not worth the price ($24.00) - it is worth borrowing.

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