by Susie Orman Schnall
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Just released: April 28, 2015
Genre: Women's Fiction
Paperback: 273 pages
The Balance Project is a story of loyalty, choices, and balance that will resonate deeply with all women who struggle with this hot-button issue. Loyal assistant Lucy Cooper works for Katherine Whitney, who seems to have it all: a high-powered job at a multibillion-dollar health and wellness lifestyle company, a successful husband, and two adorable daughters.
Now, with the release of her book on work-life balance, Katherine has become a media darling and a hero to working women everywhere. In reality, though, Katherine’s life is starting to fall apart, and Lucy is the one holding it all together, causing her own life—and relationship with her boyfriend Nick—to suffer. When Katherine does something unthinkable to Lucy, Lucy must decide whether to change Katherine’s life forever or continue being her main champion. Her choice will affect the trajectory of both of their lives and lead to opportunities neither one could have imagined.
Sometimes things fall apart because life has something better to come.
The struggles of balancing work, family and relationships is handled and explored seriously and thoughtfully in this tale.
I liked watching the character growth and final interactions at the end of the book especially in regards to the relationship between the two female characters, Lucy and Katherine. I also liked how the relationship boundaries between employer vs. employee were handled and evolved.
Made me want to read the fictional book written by Katherine as I always like to read about tips and tricks to life.
* review copy courtesy of Summer Reading Challenge 2015. It's not too late! You can join the challenge here. @booksparks #SRC2015
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