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Carpool is my "me time" it is when I read books for me and escape for just a bit... I love books that are easy to read and don't require much thought. (I feel sort of shameful saying this, but I am just being honest.) Sort of like a beach book, if you will... You know, something to pass the time and an easy read, but in a good way. Not easy like childish, but easy like you don't have to read it more than once to figure out who is who and what is going on. That was the case with The Perils of Pauline. I thought the book was a good one. In it, we meet Pauline and see how she deals with civilian life (No, you do not have to know anything about the military, except that she used to be in it.) In this book, she balances being a mom (most of us know how tough that can be at times) a wife, a business woman (that gets the pink slip at the start of the book) and more. Oh, throw in that she plays hockey and her husband is gone much of the time for work. Did I mention that her daughter from her first marriage just ups and moves back home... with a girlfriend... and a dog???? Yeah, chaos. Lots of chaos.. but it makes it for a great story, full of laughs and one that made me leave even earlier for carpool just to sneak in more reading time!
DESCRIPTION - The Perils of PaulineLife seems "picture perfect" for Army veteran Pauline Parril--a solid career, a loving (though slightly absent) husband, two adorable young children. Perfect that is, until the usual Friday meeting at the office ends with a termination letter.
As Pauline navigates the difficulties of unemployment, she finds the handles of her world turning upside down. Her estranged daughter, Serenity, returns home with shocking secrets. Her husband, Donald, is not at all who she knows him to be, and a handsome stranger opens her eyes to the complex worlds of poetry and temptation.
In this uproarious female comedy of just how one event can change the course of...well everything. The Perils of Pauline follows an intrepid every-woman as she marches through the pressures of building the "perfect life," finding there's actually more to discover about yourself than you dreamed, and constantly answering the scariest question of adulthood: "What now?"