When in Doubt Add Butter by Beth Harbison


Title: When in Doubt, Add Butter
Author: Beth Harbison
Available from: Amazon

I received an Advanced Read Copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway.

This is a fun, light read, perfect for the summer. It’s also a pretty quick read – I finished it in just over one day. This isn’t going to be an in-depth review of character development and the story – there just isn’t that much there. But it is exactly what one would expect from chick lit, so in that regard it’s a hit.

I loved the as-told-by-Gemma voice. Gemma is a lot of fun and her description of her clients and conversations with her clients are frequently hilarious. The characters are interesting, especially as seen by Gemma. There’s a romantic twist to the story that made me smile.

I know this is an uncharacteristically brief review from me, but there really isn’t that much to say about this book. It’s fun, it’s sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, the characters are interesting, and it’s well told. But it’s also a light read, so reviewing it is kind of like reviewing whipped cream. What’s not to like about whipped cream? You can’t make a meal of it every day, but once in awhile a big dollop is just what you need. That’s what this book is: a big dollop of whipped cream.

The pricing is typical of traditionally published books (overpriced, in my opinion). If you want to pay $12.99 (Kindle version) for a couple hours of light entertainment, then this is a good book for it.

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