Happily Ever Before

HAPPILY EVER BEFORE is best described as the comedic literary love child of the hit film’s Bridesmaids and Baby Mama. It is the story of two sisters, who while watching a Lifetime movie marathon (of course!) make a drunken pact that changes their lives forever. HAPPILY EVER BEFORE, a fractured fairytale, tells the story of Grace, the free spirit older sister, who promises Clair, her wound-too-tight younger sister, that she’d have her baby, should the need ever arise. But she certainly never thought she’d have to “deliver”. Now everyone, from Clair’s WASP-y in-laws to Diane, Grace and Clair’s mom, who has put her own life on hold, to Clair’s husband, Henry, who has a compulsive need to give Grace bizarre and overly personal pregnancy gifts, to George, Grace’s best friend who now needs to find a new drinking buddy, are dealing with situations they never dreamed of. As the sisters are faced with hormonal surges, new romances, and a calcium enriched diet, they are forced to navigate this new family dynamic and test their sisterly love in ways that keep the reader laughing out loud.

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  1. Get a copy editor As another reviewer said, the story idea was appealing but the completely incoherent punctuation, the constant random switching of tense within paragraphs and often within a single sentence, and the general misuse of words made it too difficult to get through. I don’t say this to be pedantic; an informal style is fine — it’s simply that having to read so many sentences more than once to even figure out what was meant was just too distracting from what might have been an entertaining storyline…

  2. Hmm The premise was promising, but the lack of editing was excruciating. Just a few choices from the first few pages: “cognitive sentence” when one can assume the author meant “coherent sentence” instead (because the former makes no sense). Further on, “for all intent and purpose”, which is NOT the correct phrase (both should be plurals). The strings of phrases used to describe something that should all be hyphenated…I could go on. 

  3. Was hopeful, but….. I just could not get past the HORRIBLE grammar in this book. The misspellings, wrong phrases and missing words really distracted me from the story. I also could not get past the jumping from story to the authoress “talking to you” to use your own imagination to finish the story. THAT is why I read…to entertain my imagination. If I needed to make it up in my head, I would either not read or write my own novel. The worst part, it took me so long to read this book during a month of…

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