How often is change instituted on a personal level without a pivotal point being involved? Too often reality provides the facts in a story about road rage or murder, but due to time or space, the individual stories of what caused a person to snap are never mentioned in the news. In this novel, for each character the final straw is just the beginning of a voyage on self-discovery. This is an outstanding story! I loved it from start to finish. Great dialogue, unique stories for each lady, likeable characters and the hot topic of anger management make this story unforgettable. I did not want to put this book down, even for sleep!
Life is not perfect, and Ms. Radish does an excellent job illustrating it through the scenarios in this novel. This is not a book about goody-goody people, but rather about perceptions people have about other people as well as themselves. What I liked about this novel is how each person comes into class with emotional baggage and leave with a deeper understanding about themselves and others (some more than others).
I’m not saying anything else for fear I’ll give too much of the story away, but if there is a downside to this novel, it’s this story was too short. I’m going to check her other novels to see if they’re just as crisp and tantalizing as this book. What a way to start the New Year!
In this poignant and transformative novel, bestselling author Kris Radish weaves a tale of five women yearning for change-and the potential for happiness that lies within every heart.
Free-spirited psychologist Dr. Olivia Bayer suspects she'll need a miracle to help the four wildly different women in her anger management class. Grace, a single working mother, can barely find a moment's rest. Jane, a high-profile real estate agent, is struggling in the recession. Kit, in her fifties, has had it with her taunting older brothers. And Leah, a young mother of two, is starting over after ending a troubled relationship. All have reached a crossroads, and Dr. Bayer has an unconventional plan to steer them on the right track. As the class gets taken everywhere from a bowling alley to a shooting range, the women's Tuesday meetings transform from tense, reluctant gatherings into richly rewarding experiments in female bonding. As Grace, Jane, Kit, and Leah open up-revealing secrets, swapping stories, and recovering long-lost dreams-old wounds begin to heal, new friendships are forged, and miracles manifest in the most surprising ways.