Author: Katie Schickel
Publication Date: February 17, 2015
Number of Pages: 352
How I Got It: from publisher
Allison Darling, former foster child, now a stay-at-home mom of three, desperately wants to fit in with the organic latte drinking, hundred-dollar-yoga-pants-wearing moms who run Monrovia, her charming seaside village. Constantly feeling like an outsider, Allison dreams of more for her children. When the Glamour Girls, a soap-selling company run by the most charismatic and powerful women in town, recruits Allison, she jumps at the invitation. The Glamor Girls have a hand in everything in Monrovia, from bake sales to business deals. This is what Allison’s wanted her whole life—to be liked. To be popular. To belong. After Allison’s estranged mother passes away, she learns her family’s heartbreaking legacy and the secret Allison’s been fighting to suppress all her life emerges: she’s a witch. What’s more, she’s not the only one in town. There’s more to the Glamour Girls then it seems… and once you’re a Glamour Girl, there’s no going back. Allison must use her rediscovered magic to defend Monrovia, protect her marriage and her children, and reclaim her legacy. Fighting tooth and nail for her family is easy, but what about for herself? Is it too late to confront her own demons and become the woman she dreams of being?
Stepford Wives meets Practical Magic in this absolutely, charming read. I had this book taunting me from my TBR for months now. I wanted to read it so bad but kept pushing it down the list due to other releases needing attention for their due dates. Then...I got sick. 😷 Boo, right? I was laid up in bed for a full day but I found great comfort in this book. It was perfect. I thought of how much I loved last year's The Glass Kitchen and I am praising this as on par with that release. I am definitely recommending this to readers who love cliquey women in the suburbs. The magic is sprinkled through story but the female dynamics are the star of the book.
** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **