Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mating For Life Book Review


                                                     Title-Mating For Life
                                                     Author-Marissa Stapley 
                                                     Year-© 2014
                                                     Ratings-3.8/5 (Goodreads) 

                                                     My Review-(4/5)
                                                     Genre- Contemporary                                                     


                "ABOUT THE BOOK"

With pitch-perfect honesty and heartwarming humor, this captivating debut explores marriage, motherhood, identity, and what it takes to love someone—family members, friends, or spouses—for life.

Former folk singer Helen Sear was a feminist wild child who proudly disdained monogamy, raising three daughters—each by a different father—largely on her own. Now in her sixties, Helen has fallen in love with a traditional man who desperately wants to marry her. And while she fears losing him, she’s equally afraid of abandoning everything she’s ever stood for if she goes through with it.

Meanwhile, Helen’s youngest daughter, Liane, is in the heady early days of a relationship with her soul mate. But he has an ex-wife and two kids, and her new role as a “step-something” doesn’t come with an instruction manual. Ilsa, an artist, has put her bohemian past behind her and is fervently hoping her second marriage will stick. Yet her world feels like it is slowly shrinking, and her painting is suffering as a result—and she realizes she may need to break free again, even if it means disrupting the lives of her two young children. And then there’s Fiona, the eldest sister, who has worked tirelessly to make her world pristine, yet who still doesn’t feel at peace. When she discovers her husband has been harboring a huge secret, Fiona loses her tenuous grip on happiness and is forced to face some truths about herself that she’d rather keep buried.

                            "MY REVIEW"

I really enjoyed it and the moral,  your never to old to fall in love. I love that there was complication in her daughters life to show nothing's perfect. As humans we all go threw trial's and tribulations but we can overcome that and rise to the occasion. Brilliant book this story really has meaning to life and it really relates to life.  Wonderful job Ms. Marissa. 

               "ABOUT THE AUTHOR"

Marissa Stapley Marissa Stapley is a freelance writer and former magazine editor whose articles and book reviews have appeared in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Elle, Today's Parent and many others. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two young children.


Interweaving the alternating perspectives of Helen, her daughters, and the women surrounding them, “each new chapter brings a wise and tender look at single life, dating rituals, and marital unease” (New York Timesbestselling author Jennifer Close). In this “absolute feat of storytelling” (bestselling author Grace O'Connell), Marissa Stapley celebrates the many roles modern women play, and shows that even though happy endings aren’t one-size-fits-all, some loves really can last for life.


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