Sneak Peak: A Window Opens

 

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A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan

Goodreads Summary:

Like her fictional forebears Kate Reddy and Bridget Jones, Alice plays many roles (which she never refers to as “wearing many hats” and wishes you wouldn’t, either). She is a mostly-happily married mother of three, an attentive daughter, an ambivalent dog-owner, a part-time editor, a loyal neighbor and a Zen commuter. She is not: a cook, a craftswoman, a decorator, an active PTA member, a natural caretaker or the breadwinner. But when her husband makes a radical career change, Alice is ready to lean in—and she knows exactly how lucky she is to land a job at Scroll, a hip young start-up which promises to be the future of reading, with its chain of chic literary lounges and dedication to beloved classics. The Holy Grail of working mothers―an intellectually satisfying job and a happy personal life―seems suddenly within reach.

Despite the disapproval of her best friend, who owns the local bookstore, Alice is proud of her new “balancing act” (which is more like a three-ring circus) until her dad gets sick, her marriage flounders, her babysitter gets fed up, her kids start to grow up and her work takes an unexpected turn. Readers will cheer as Alice realizes the question is not whether it’s possible to have it all, but what does she―Alice Pearse―really want?

 

Sneak Peek:

 

Chapter 3

“We had two months of Sutherland Courtfield paychecks in our future, after that we would rely on savings and my meager paychecks. Of course I couldn’t reveal this to my parents, I’d promised Nicholas, the pressure was on.

Initial Thoughts

As a working mom I can so relate to this book. There is so much guilt and pressure we put on ourselves and then there is guilt and comments from others. Working moms have two jobs and still expected to do it all. It’s tough, now add on a husband who is not really helping and a sick parent. I am really loving Alice’s journey. 

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Sneak Peak: A Window Opens — 1 Comment

  1. Hmmm… sounds super interesting… what a life to use as the focus of a story – i can see how people would be drawn into it. Thanks for sharing!

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