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Beside Herself by Elizabeth LaBan
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Beside Herself (edition 2019)

by Elizabeth LaBan (Author)

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Title:Beside Herself
Authors:Elizabeth LaBan (Author)
Info:Lake Union Publishing (2019), 267 pages
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Elizabeth LaBan Author of "Beside Herself" has written a thought-provoking, emotional domestic drama. The Genres for this novel are Domestic Fiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction. The time-line for the story is in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the events or characters. The author describes her dramatic cast of characters as complex, complicated, and each having their own problems to work out. I appreciate the way that Elizabeth LaBan vividly describes her characters and their thoughts and actions.

What would you do if you find out that your loyal loving husband that you have two amazing children with has evidence of an affair on his phone? What if your husband promises you that he has loved only you, and will love only you forever? How would you react?

Hannah Bent has indeed discovered that her husband Joel has had an affair. Hannah is 'beside herself". Should she divorce her husband? How will she ever forgive him? Hannah wonders if she has an affair will that even the score? How does one start dating, especially with two young children?

Hannah is the only one that can make this decision. The author discusses the importance of family, friends, emotional support, love and hope. I would highly recommend this heartfelt and thought-provoking story. ( )
  teachlz | Nov 3, 2019 |
I received an ARC of this book to read in exchange for a fair review. Beside Herself by Elizabeth LaBan is a woman’s fiction novel about the affect of an affair on a marriage. Hannah Bent has a birthday coming up and she’s hoping that her husband Joel is planning a surprise party for her but she feels she needs to know if he is so she sneaks his phone and searches it looking for clues. What she finds are texts between Joel and another woman and upon reading them and then watching his reaction when he sees her with his phone realizes that he had had an affair. Hannah’s anger is all encompassing and surprisingly Joel to me is the more sympathetic character even though the story is told from Hannah’s point of view. I found this book to be realistic in it’s depictions of marriage, family, friendship with strong supporting characters and enjoyed reading it. Publishing Date October 22, 2019. #NetGalley #BesideHerself #ElizabethLaBan #LakeUnionPublishing #Bookstagram #WomensFiction ( )
  nmgski | Oct 14, 2019 |
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