Title: Almost Perfect
Author: Dianne Blacklock
Publisher: Dianne Blacklock, Marrickville, NSW
Publication date: 2017
Reviewer: Jill Fulcher
This was a very easy read by Australian author, Dianne Blacklock.
The book is about relationships and truth.
Mac and Anna live in an upscale neighbourhood with a perfect marriage that is cracking under the pressure of infertility.
Georgie is a part owner of a bookshop in her mid-thirties, despairing of ever meeting Mr Right.
Against advice from her specialist, Anna wants to continue with fertility treatment.
However, Mac wants her to take a break and to see if they can resurrect their relationship.
Georgie serves a new customer at the bookshop who seems to tick all the boxes required for her Mr Right.
How do their worlds collide? You’ll find out about halfway through the book and it’s certainly a twist.
The characters realise there are consequences to their lies and half-truths.
Mac and Anna’s relationship spirals out of control and so does Georgie’s with her Mr Perfect.
The family relationships feel real with the disagreements, the banter, and the affection they have for each other.
Georgie has a wonderful relationship with her extended family, while Mac avoids his family in Melbourne.
I found this book funny and heartbreaking.
The author showed insights into the emotional rollercoaster of infertility and treated the subject with empathy.
It is an easy read and would be great for when you are on holidays.
Great characters and a fast read.
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