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Thank you very much for the Advanced Review Copy of The Perils of Pauline from author Collette Yvonne for the purpose of facilitating this review.
It was a refreshing escape for me to be able to put aside school notices, household bills and the vacation planning guides that I wishfully tote about as my boys tote LEGO catalogs to read an adult book. Not THAT type of adult book, a book about motherhood in all it's glory, from mania to mayhem. I am so relieved to know that not only am I not alone in my episodes of motherhood, but I have one heck of a story on my hands- truth is stranger than fiction.
The Perils of Pauline while of course based on a character that is fictional in nature, Pauline's experiences are reflective of the everyday highs and lows that so many of us endure as wives and mothers. Living in the moment, there are many occasions where we feel desperately alone in the chaos that is life. Colette Yvonne opens the door into the life of Pauline and her family in such a laughable yet relatable manner leaving readers believing, "I'm okay, you're okay."
Author Collette Yvonne, reflects, "The Perils of Pauline is an intriguing woman’s adventure about making uncomfortable decisions when life pushes you and your family out of comfort zones. I’ve personally never connected with a lead character as immediately as I did with Pauline; especially if you're a mother (or have a passive aggressive mom!). It was a relief to see that other women go through the same hectic, unbelievable, and mundane—yet life altering—experiences that I easily recognize daily. This is THE story of finding out who you are and what’s really important while answering the scariest question of all: “What now?”