As I am still caught up in all things newborn my TBR list is moving at a snail’s pace. Thankfully I have my book-sister from another mister 🙂 Carilyn Platt from Bookworming Tonight who has the same exact taste in books as me and just an all around amazing gal! I am so LUCKY to have her guest blog for me today as there are some books I want to give some love too before summer comes to a close! If you have yet to check out her blog then you are missing out! She frequently posts about the hottest reads and is always on point with her reviews. She read Results May Vary by the fabulous Bethany Chase and shared her love for the book and thoughts below! This is Chase’s second novel and once again is getting amazing praise. Chase was called “a great new voice in fiction” by Emily Giffin. If Ms. Giffin gives her stamp of approval then you know Chase is in a class of her own 😉
Results May Vary by Bethany Chase
First let me just say how honored I am to be guest-blogging for one of my favorite book bloggers. She is on maternity leave, and naturally still reading, but I know she needs a rest and nothing makes me happier than to help her out as a reading assistant.
I read Bethany Chase’s RESULTS MAY VARY and it was full of twists and turns. And, scandal, in-laws, sisters, not so much parents, romance, and, work, work, work. The novel opens with Caroline, a curator at an art museum, who is at a photographer’s gallery opening, with her husband and as she is admiring one of his pieces, she gasps as she recognizes that one of the subjects in an image is none other than her husband – in a comprising position with another man.
The story follows Caroline as her life unravels, how can she trust her husband, how she leans on her best friend, a guy who she went to college with, sharing the information with her younger sister, colleagues and what next. Where there is one lie, perhaps there are others. Who can she trust.
Does art imitate life? An artist friend’s work seems to mimic what is going on in Caroline’s life and the world around her. Have we all been in a maze at some point, trying to find our way?
Words of wisdom learned on the internet from the character you least expect it: “People can only give you what they have.” I hope this is not a spoiler and you will forget this as soon as you read it and most definitely before you start the book. It will absolutely be a takeaway after you read the book.
I love a novel that is intricately woven and you can’t wait to turn the next page because you are so invested in each character and can’t wait to find out what they are going to do next. While there is heartbreak in RESULTS MAY VARY there is also hope.
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