money, veteran mom Gwen who never misses an opportunity to dole out parenting advice. But as Claire grows closer to the stylish women who pay her bills, she uncovers secrets and betrayals that no amount of activated charcoal can fix.
Filled with humor and shocking twists, Happy and You Know It is a brilliant take on motherhood – exposing it as yet another way for society to pass judgment on women – while also exploring the baffling magnetism of curated social-media lives that are designed to make us feel unworthy. But, ultimately, this dazzling novel celebrates the unlikely bonds that form, and the power that can be unlocked, when a group of very different women is thrown together when each is at her most vulnerable.
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My Rating: 4 Stars
Genre Women’s Fiction
Happy and You Know It by Laura Hankin was an unexpected pleasure! For some reason, I thought this book would be more of a thriller but it’s really a 𝗪𝗢𝗠𝗘𝗡'𝗦 𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 novel. It’s one of those books that you didn’t know you needed until you’ve read it.
This is a story about a group of mothers within a playgroup. It’s a scandalous read, one filled with secrets, lies, and the worst kind of deception possible. I didn’t think the book was going to take such a 𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗖𝗞𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗡, but I loved it! This isn’t just a book about gossip and moms behaving badly either (which is what a lot of people associate with chicklit/women’s fiction novels). It’s actually the complete opposite of that. This is a book about moms who just want to be perfect for their children and in turn, stray from the obligations they are working so hard to meet. I really enjoyed this one for all it’s ups and downs and think the author wrote a unique novel about motherhood. I would definitely read something like this again!
I’m not going to go on and write what my major likes and dislikes are because this book is better read without preconceived notions (I’m so glad I went into it blind) but I will say that I recommend it to those who enjoy women’s fiction with a flair! There’s a minor mystery to the story but it’s no suspenseful like the other thrillers on the market. Instead, this mystery is slowly built into the story. I loved how it all played out!
𝗠𝗬 𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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