Passing Down The Family Business

Life and Other Inconveniences – Kristin Higgins

Fiction.

Rating 6/10

Emma was kicked out after confessing to her grandmother she was pregnant and deciding to keep the child. Genevieve London wanted all the best for her granddaughter despite finding out her mother killed herself. Gen didn’t want to coddle Emma and kicked her out. Years later, Gen feels like she is dying and wanted to pass down the family business to her great granddaughter but the task of bringing her to the estate is an issue. Gen created a white lie to bring Emma and Riley to her home. Emma became disappointed in that lie. Riley wanted to know the disappearance of her great grandmother’s firstborn’s death. As the truth is unveiled, life throws them all curveballs.

This was an acceptable novel. It was a slow read and was predictable in the most boring fashion. Either way, I expected this novel to have more than just a mystery and family drama. I don’t really have a strong opinion nor enough to say besides that. I preferred the other book this author wrote. I feel like this was rushed or the author didn’t know what direction she wanted to go in.

Women Empowering Other Women

Good Luck with That – Kristin Higgins

Self-acceptance, women, self-esteem, body image, empowerment, fiction.

Rating 10/10

Three women, as little girls, made a promise together about losing weight and doing activities that skinny women would do. A decade later, Georgia and Marley hear from Emerson and she is practically on her deathbed. Georgia and Marley come to Emerson’s side and Emerson hands them a letter they ought to open at her funeral. A day later Emerson passes away. Distraught and in mourning, the two women attempt to complete the list but rather instead of losing weight, just embracing their curvy selves and doing the list anyways. Marley and Georgia find that they can be empowered by their image and not care about what others think. Along the journey each Marley and Georgia do go through some problems but in the end, they overcome any challenge that they face, together.

I really love this book because it is so empowering. It sends a message that it is okay to be curvy but not overweight like how their friend was. I highly would recommend this book as a read and to think critically about one’s own life. Embrace your body image, man or woman. It is okay. If one is not obese and or overweight, one’s curves are something to be proud of. Just like Marley and Georgia did. If one is to diet, be sure to do it in a safe way.