This book is a fun, easy read.
Pauline is a normal everyday woman. Has a job she doesn't mind, looking forward to further career advancement, good family, decent hubby and life seems great.
Then disaster strikes.
And so we walk into Pauline's world as she navigates her life through all these disasters. I can't say I like how she handles it all, but she manages to come out all right in the end. Ending up with a marriage that works, developing new family relationships and discovering a new business opportunity.
As a Christian some of the actions Pauline takes show how easy it is to make assumptions, fall into sin and the need to make reparation for our actions. I couldn't read the book without thinking some of that through.
But the book.. well-written, a clear telling of how hard it is to make good decisions, to be a good parent when things in life are hard and how hard it is to be kind to your spouse when things are not as they should be. I admire her going back to school to further improve herself and then to take on a new business opportunity and to learn to work with her family and all it's extensions even when it is tough to do so. Her whole family ended up pulling together and I loved reading about it.
This is a good fun read with just the right amount of humour and seriousness intertwined. I will be alert to other books that Ms. Yvonne writes.
Oh, I should mention how I appreciated the military introductions to each chapter. They just added an nice "extra" to the book that I enjoyed.
Collette Yvonne has written two books, and lives in Ontario! Woot woot! I read a Canadian author. :) Sorry, as a Canadian myself I think it's cool. You can learn more about Collette Yvonne at her website.
Reviewed for:Astor + Blue.
Author: Collette Yvonne
Book: The Perils of Pauline
Received: Soft cover edition