Book Review: Not Perfect

Book Summary:

Tabitha Brewer wakes up one morning to find her husband gone. She has no way to support herself and their two children in the upscale Philadelphia lifestyle to which they are accustomed.

She can’t tell her friends what has happened because her husband left her a mysterious warning: “I’ll tell them what you did.”

Tabitha tries to keep up appearances as the months pass but she can barely feed her children.

She resorts to stealing things like toilet paper because she’s gone through all the money and no more is being deposited into their account by her husband.

But secrets often have a way of getting out. A kind stranger has taken an interest in Tabitha. And she fears that he’s going to figure out that her life is far from perfect.

My Review:

I truly enjoyed reading this book. It was both sad and funny.

It is a good women’s fiction read about the circumstances women sometimes find themselves in through no fault of their own.

About The Author:

Elizabeth LaBan

Elizabeth LaBan lives in Philadelphia with her restaurant critic husband and two children.

She is a freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Newsday and The Times-Picayune, among other publications. She also ghost writes a weekly column, and has ghost written two books.

She has a master’s in journalism from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s in English from Trinity College in Hartford.

Elizabeth was an NBC Page, worked at NBC News in New York, taught journalism at a community college in New Orleans, and was a reporter at a number of small to mid-sized newspapers including The Riverdale Press before she began writing books.



  1. I’ll be placing this book on my hold list at the library. Sounds like a good summer read. Thank you for the review.

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