Published by Lake Union PublishingDate Published: 6 April, 2021
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Women's Fiction
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A freshly funny and heartfelt novel about one woman’s secret life, the stories she tells, and the thrill and notoriety of being noticed.
On the same day Bells Walker learns that her IUD has failed, her husband Harry is denied tenure at his Manhattan university. So Bells, Harry, their two adolescent children, and her baby bump move to New York’s Hudson Valley, where Harry has landed a job at Dutchess College in the town of Pigkill.
When the farm-to-table utopia Bells envisioned is anything but, she turns to the blogosphere. Under the pen name the County Dutchess, she anonymously dishes about life in Pigkill, detailing the activities of hypercompetitive parents and kombucha-drinking hipsters. Suddenly, Bells has a place to say all the things she’s been secretly thinking about being a wife and mother. As Bells turns the focus of her blog on her new neighbors, her readership continues to grow, but her scandalous posts hit closer to home: she puts Harry’s new job in jeopardy, derails her children’s lives, and risks the one real friendship she’s built.
When Bells uncovers scandals right under her nose, the Dutchess goes viral, and soon everyone is asking, Who is the County Dutchess? Now Bells has to ask herself if it’s worth losing the people closest to her to finally feel noticed by everyone else.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/Publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.
I’ve been on a kick lately where I am loving books that make me laugh out loud. Like really laugh. When I sat down to read this one by Gellar, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I knew I would have some fun. And fun is exactly what I had with this one! I laughed long into the night as I turned the pages of this awesome read.
I absolutely loved everything about Bells. From finding out she’s accidentally pregnant to the way she dishes out life on her blog, she really was a fantastic character. I loved watching her grow in her new life, and following her as she anonymously reported the happenings of the folks around her. I felt like I could relate to her in so many ways as I followed her story.
With lots of laughs, lots of twists, and some unexpected moments, this is a story you won’t soon forget! Gellar is on the top of my must read author list now, and I’m a forever fan. If you want a story that will engulf you and take you on a fun, engaging ride, then grab this one up today and follow Bells on her life’s journey. Definitely glad I had the chance to read this one. I can’t wait to read another 4 star novel from this truly talented author!