Saturday, August 24, 2013

Book Review: Beatrice Munson by Lorena Bathey

Title: Beatrice Munson
Author: Lorena Bathey
Category: Women's Fiction/Chick Lit 
Pub. Date: 03/17/2011
Publisher: Self Pub.
Format: Kindle
Pages: 229
ISBN#: B004U2F174

In Vista Heights, the women of the neighborhood have started to look like their homes, varying shades of beige.
Lost in this world of suburbia, Marissa Lyons learns her high school nemesis has bought the house right across the street from her. Afraid that her arch enemy, Beatrice Munson, will move in with Marissa’s high school crush as her husband and cause Marissa to relive the insecurity of high school in her forties, she decides to face the music and heads to Beatrice’s house with warm cupcakes. But what Marissa finds is something she never expected.
How will Marissa and the rest of the women of San Martino deal with someone like Beatrice Munson, whose defining moment in her life was to get a boob job or go on a trip to Egypt.
This story is about friendship, love, learning to look at things differently, and great parties.
Step into the world of Vista Heights where you might recognize the women, or you might be one of them.

My Review:  
A book that kinda reminded me of the Steford Wifes... Was not really into it. Reminded me of going thru high school myself. Don't really like being reminded of that.  But I still finished the book. It does kinda grow on you. 

Author Lorena Bathey has a way with words that make you think about how you were and how you react to things that happen in your life. Which in a way is great. 

The characters are sometimes funny, crazy, and in some ways even great. The book was a fast read for me. But other than that, not much to say. Again this is my view of the book, yours may differ. 
Please check it out for yourself, You might actually love it. 

But other than that this is my Breath of Life rating of this book: 

Three Clock Rating!!

Disclosure: I did not receive this book in exchange for my review. But the opinions are mine, your opinion may differ, and that is fine with me. 


About The Author:

Growing up in the Bay Area of Northern California, Lorena Bathey attended St. Mary’s College in Moraga graduating with a degree in English. Then she traveled, learned about life, and developed great fodder for a book. Losing her mother to cancer and her own marriage’s demise brought her to find herself. She wrote Happy Beginnings: How I Became My Own Fairy Godmother ( and found speaking and empowering others was her passion.

Lorena Bathey found after writing her first book that characters were visiting her mind and wouldn't leave. She was introduced to Marissa, Andrea, Lily, Deidre and Beatrice and her first novel, Beatrice Munson, came to life. After finishing that book she was inspired to write more novels and she knew that pursuing her passion was the best way to live her life. So a writer she became.

After meeting the love of her life, they embarked on the thrilling life to follow their dreams bringing their families along for the ride. Today Lorena has nine novels in her writing queue all with screenplays in the works.

But writing isn't the only muse that inspires Lorena. She has become a passionate photographer and likes to push the envelope taking shots while learning how to navigate Photoshop. Travel, walking, enjoying new restaurants, and Italy are other loves and things she makes sure she has time for.


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