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Publisher's Summary

A wife, mother, and aspiring filmmaker clings to the pursuit of perfection only to have fate play with every plan she’s made in this quirky, contemplative, and empowering novel.

Holly Banks is on a desperate mission to have it all, but nothing in life goes according to plan. She’s quickly learning that keeping up with the Joneses is a full-time job, especially when the women of Primm, her new neighborhood, seem to have it together all the time.

With her husband’s job in flux, her daughter’s difficulty with learning to read, and her mother’s new zest for dating, Holly’s life is already anything but picture perfect. Then her dog digs up an old artifact in the village center, and the mishap draws the attention of local media. Because of course it would.

Holly finds herself at the center of a mystery between two rival towns that, if solved, could change the Village of Primm forever. Attention is the last thing she needs as she’s launching a new business, the village-wide “Parade of Homes” is approaching - though she’s hardly unpacked - and she needs to submit her entry for an upcoming film festival. Can Holly still create her perfect (looking) life? Or is fate about to go off script and give her a story she never could have imagined?

©2020 Julie Valerie (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • copmom
  • 2020-12-30

Slow moving

Slow moving and thought Holly was a ditz. Found myself telling the performer to “hurry it up”, although she did a good reading with what she had to work with. Will not download any more by this author.

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  • J. v. Kirchbach
  • 2020-12-14

Fun entertaining book ! Doing your best is enough !

A fun follow-up to 2019’s Holly Banks Full of Angst, The Peculiar Fate of Holly Banks follows the same formula as the first.

Holly Banks, still fairly new to the Village of Primm, has lofty goals to have and do it all in what is supposed to be a highly competitive suburban environment. In her efforts to be the best wife, the best mother, and the best neighbor, crazy hijinks of course ensue. And through it all, Holly fails miserably, and once again learns that having and doing it all isn’t as important as family and friends.

Great narration !

A warm fun read when you need a lift of spirits, or a great gift for that friend or sister who needs a loving reminder that being overwhelmed in life is normal and that’s perfectly okay. So maybe the perfect read right now ...