I am flabbergasted and dismayed at the number of positive reviews received by this terrible book. I am not a literary snob, a prude, nor a feminist, but I am annoyed on all those levels with this book. First of all, I do enjoy a light-hearted "Miss Julia" sort of book. I like to be amused and have been known to awaken my husband laughing out loud at something I've been reading in bed, but this book is NOT funny. I never even smiled, not once. I became more and more annoyed as the author consistently misspelled the plural form of her own characters' names by using the possessive, Thibodeaux's, instead of Thibodeauxs. And somewhere, sometime, the author learned that she should have a "theme" for her book, which she beat to death in this book with the idea that Thibodeauxs are strong women (misspelled every time, as I noted earlier). At one point she noted that the character of Delilah had a baby in her old age like Sophie in the Bible. SOPHIE in the Bible??!! No! It was not Sophie!
Next, my point that I am not a prude. In spite of that, I was disgusted by the obssssion with breasts, particularly bare breasts. I shall never again purchase a cake at a local, independent bakery for fear that it was iced and decorated by a big-busted woman who insisted on dragging her nipples through the icing!
Finally, and most disturbing for me, is that this book teaches the idea that a woman cannot be happy unless she finds "her right man." I shudder to think that my 30-year-old daughter might have read this book as a teenager and been presented with the idea that a college-educated, productive member of society is somehow incomplete without a "right man." That idea absolutely insults my sensibilities.
Please don't waste your time or money on this one. Fortunately for me, I got it free on Kindle, and it took only a few hours to read it, so I didn't waste much of either. I guess the old saying, "You get what you pay for" is true!