I picked this book up, The Pretty One by Lucinda Rosenfeld, yesterday and read through the first chapter loving it. As I kept reading through the evening, it lost some of its luster. I hope it picks up again.
Olympia Louise Hellinger had always been the "Beautiful One" in her family. Among her sisters, she was also understood to be the Artistic One, the Flaky One, the Chronically Late One, the Mellow One, the Selfish One, and the Unambitious One. Whether reality reflected reputation was a matter of opinion. But at thirty-eight she was the events coordinator of a small museum of contemporary Austrian art, located on the Upper East Side. She was also a single mother. Little wonder that, as much as she loved spending time with her three-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Lola, she also longer for more hours to herself.The book is about three very different sisters and their relationships.
Also this week is Teaser Tuesdays. Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Open to a random page of your current read and share a teaser sentence from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser.
Here's a teaser from page 56:
Twenty years later he'd found her on Facebook and sent her a message that said, Yo Hellinger, what's up? Still think of the GREAT TIMES we had together. Things had escalated from there.Reconnecting with an old love on Facebook after 20 years, when she is married with three kids, does not bode well.