I received a review copy
What if you were approaching the end of your thirties and all of the life milestones you took for granted in your youth suddenly seemed out of reach? On the eve of her 39th birthday, Maggie Piper doesn’t look, act, or feel much different than she did at 29, but with her 40th birthday speeding towards her like a freight train, she wonders if she should. The fear of a slowing metabolism, wrinkling of her skin, and the ticking of her biological clock leaves Maggie torn between a desire to settle down like most of her similarly-aged peers and concern that all is not perfect in her existing relationship. When a spontaneous request for a temporary “break” from her live-in boyfriend results in a “break-up”, Maggie finds herself single once again and only twelve months from the big 4.0. In the profound yet bumpy year that follows, Maggie will learn, sometimes painfully, that life doesn’t always happen on a schedule, there are no deadlines in love, and age really is just a number.
Meredith Schorr, best-selling author of light women’s fiction digs deep in her newest novel and raises the age old issue of the ‘proverbial clock’ that haunts many women in a way that is refreshing and sassy no matter your age or relationship status.
I have been a Meredith Schorr groupie since her first release. I’m always excited when I hear she has a new book coming out, and I’m so grateful that I am able to get the opportunity to read her novels. I knew her latest offering How Do You Know? was going to be a little different from her past work, but that made me just a smidge more excited. While I don’t have a whole lot in common with Maggie, I adored this book from the beginning. Besides the writing being strong as usual, Maggie is simply a character to root for, but more than that, someone I was curious about. It didn’t matter our age difference or where we are in our lives, she became my friend and I wanted to follow her journey, I wanted to see where she would end up. I loved the twists and turns along the way that kept me guessing. There is a lot of content in this book, but it never felt tedious to read. Quite the opposite – I remember feeling a little surprised when it was over because I could have happily kept reading. If you have yet to read any Meredith Schorr make it a New Years Resolution – I don’t think you will be disappointed!