I don’t think I’ve laughed so much reading a novel in a long time.
Not only is Helen of Pasadena by Lian Dolan well written and an easy read, it’s quite funny. The dialogue and inner monologues are done so well that at times I felt like I was reading a transcript or screenplay; it’s quick and witty and flows naturally.
When Helen Fairchild’s husband dies in a comical freak accident (if you don’t think it’s funny you really need to get your humor-chip fixed), it sends her on a path she never imagined she would ever go down. Having no other choice, Helen pulls herself up by her bootstraps and embarks on a new life of second chances.
With Helen of Pasadena, Lian Dolan successfully explores the scary world of new beginnings and starting over – something everyone can relate to. Of course, we don’t all become widows suddenly then meet a sexy archeologist with tan arms and tattoos.
Even if you’re not an Oregon-raised daughter of pot smoking hippies who finds herself in the often artificial world of Southern California, you’ll see yourself in the character of Helen Fairchild.
Helen is a strong woman, whether she knows it or not; who through humor and taking the punches as they come, develops into the woman she never knew she was always meant to be.
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