There was no going back after that, and Wax admittedly has never stopped reading and finds it to be one of the greatest pleasures and fun escapes of life. As one of her investigative pieces winds up more popular on You Tube and her body is becoming a hormonal mess, Vivi heads home to Georgia. It was easy to relate to the women in Magnolia Wednesdays because of the time and care spent in developing them and their stories. Only read it for book club, took me forever, could not force myself to read it but finally did and I am glad I did for book club but I never want to read another book by Wendy Wax, sorry. When I was asked to review Wendy Wax's novel Magnolia Wednesdays, I jumped at the chance. If it has a chick-lit theme with a good plot and good characters, that's even better. At forty-one, Vivian Armstrong Gray's life as an investigative journalist is crumbling.
She heads down to live with her widowed sister and her two teens. Unwilling to just roll over and take the hit quietly, Vivian quits. The other cast of characters were great as well. Some of the plot twists and scenes just seemed a bit improbable, too good to be true. She enjoys visiting bookstores and is still an avid reader.
. If it has a chick-lit theme with a good plot and good characters, that's even better. But, hey, it's just one opinion. This suburban life of her sister Melanie is very foreign to Vivi, but the sisters adult relationship eventually begins to flourish. As one of her investigative pieces winds up more popular on You Tube and her body is becoming a hormonal mess, Vivi heads home to Georgia. This is chick lit at its finest. Jennifer Vivien Armstrong Gray was covering one of the biggest stories when things went terribly wrong and Vivien ended up getting shot in the butt.
What better time than now? I loved reading this book. Wax loved recess time, and also enjoyed art class. Down South, it's her sister's ballroom dance studio that becomes her undercover spot where she learns about the local life-and where unexpected friendships develop. I decided that after having done reviews for other sites for quite some time now that it would be a nice change of pace to finally have my own place on the web where I could share all my book related thoughts. Melanie forces Vivi into taking the class she needs as many people as possible to make people feel comfortable! It was carefully designed to show real life through the eyes of both the outsider and the insider, and that made it so much fun to read.
Plus to make matters worse, Vivian finds herself on the outs with her network. At forty-one, Vivian Armstrong Gray's life as an investigative journalist is crumbling. Also, she uses being pregnant to sleep all the time and eat tons of food. This explains why she say From the author of The Accidental Bestseller comes a wonderfully entertaining book about what to do when life comes at you full swing. Finally a reporter that learns the story you need to write may not always be the one you choose to write.
The book comes complete with a Reading Group Guide which I liked as well. This is going to end well, right? No one I know experiences this type of event, and yet it happens each time in Wax's novels. I don't recall the last time a book left me so flat. Of course, like Vivi discovers in the story this is not always a bad thing. Pete Beach wi I write novels that explore friendship, self-discovery and the challenges life brings us, leavened with a touch of humor. Written with what seems a flawless ease, this story was riveting and completely one hundred percent realistic. I kept reading in the hopes that the protagonist would finally show some humanity.
Humiliated after taking a bullet in her backside during an expos , Vivi learns that she's pregnant, jobless, and very hormonal. In the Atlanta area and its environs, it had apparently been decided that there was no reason to settle for the one street name when you could use two or three. I had my own theories about what would come out about the death but I was so far off! I had some serious housecleaning to do and wanted a light, fun audio book to listen to. The characters are so richly portrayed and drawn out. What she does learn is that the more she gets to know the people in this little suburb, the harder it is to write about the things they do that the readers in New York find so appalling. The only thing she drove me literally crazy on was her inability to let her boyfriend know she was pregnant. I went to the University of Georgia after reading Gone with the Wind one too many times.
Vivien decides to do some investigating into his death. Did not finish, do not recommend. It was very hard to put the book down. I really like Wendy Wax's writing style and the book was a quick easy read. She heads down to live with her widowed sister and her two teens.
To view it, I skimmed the book. Maybes and should haves consumed her; little bursts of clarity that seized her and shook her up and down, back and forth like a pitbull with a ragdoll clinched between its teeth. As she digs up her long buried roots, she starts to wonder if life inside the picket fence is really so bad after all. As much as I enjoyed reading Magnolia Wednesdays, I would have to say I'd prefer The Accidental Bestseller more partly there are more interactions between the three protagonists comparing to this, as it seems to focus more on Vivien. For you see, the suburbs described in this story could just as easily been here in my town in Oklahoma as opposed to Georgia. The story built up beautifully, but it just seemed like there was a rush to resolve all the story lines as fast as possible. The characters are so richly portrayed and drawn out.