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Single in Suburbia Mass Market Paperback – June 27, 2006
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About the Author
She lives in Atlanta with her husband and their two elementary school-aged boys.
Top Customer Reviews
Fully expecting a bodice-ripper, I found laugh-out-loud lines, fully-developed characters and social insight. The book reminded me that for all of our media-savvy and technology taht we have not deviated that far from the world of Jane Austen.
High society in the suburbs turns balls into baseball fields and servants into maids, Wendy Wax reveals taht suburbia has all the earmarks of British society.
Although the plot was a bit predictable, many of the scenes were quite touching. And each of the main characters' moral dilemmas shot the book with a sparkle of self-awareness.
In the end, Wendy Wax shows that soccer moms are like all mothers; women taking care of those they love and teaching their kids how to love, hope and faith in the future.
Single in Suburbia follows jilted wife Amanda, replacement wife Brooke, and divorcee Candace as they help Amanda keep her house after her husband lost everything. In order to keep Amanda's family afloat, they start Maid For You, a cleaning service specializing English speaking French maids when Amanda discovers that being a stay at home mom does not dazzle prospective employers. She, Brook, and Candace dress in wigs and gaudy make-up as they clean, snoop, and realize that no family is as perfect as it seems.
Single in Suburbia is an example of how disaster can have positive ripples and turmoil shows us who our real friends are. The main characters are witty, real, and nothing in their life is perfect. Each of them struggles with their own jaded past as they battle with who they were and who they want to be.
As for Amanda's husband...
While I love writing villians that you feel sorry for, I don't like reading about them. I'm fickle like that. I want to hate them, I want to jump around gleefully when something bad happens to them, especially if they brought it on themselves, but I also think that feeling sorry for the bad guy is more realistic and harder to accomplish, so I hate a love-hate relationship with the husband character (he does not deserve to be named).
Grab a glass a wine and curl up on your sofa with this book. It's like being with your best girlfriends as you'll die laughing at the antics of Amanda and others.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wendy Wax is one of my FAVORITE authors and this book didn't disappoint. Fun read. Good story. Likeable characters.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I do not miss out on Wendy Wax books. Now that I read the beach trilogy, I am going back and reading her other books. I have not been disappointed.Published 4 months ago by LMcC
Another winner by Wendy Wax, would love to read more books with the ladies from the ponzi scheme in Pass A Grille.Published 5 months ago by June L Kasierski
Easy read, but didn't really care for the theme. Wendy has written better stories for me. Others may like it. Maids and little league.Published 10 months ago by Pammie