An entertaining read, Not Perfect, by Elizabeth LaBan introduces the reader to Tabitha Brewer. Overnight, Tabitha goes from a charmed life to a “scraping by” existence when her husband suddenly disappears. Tabitha is so concerned with keeping up appearances on her “perfect” life that she refuses to tell her friends the reality of her situation. Tabitha’s two children know something has changed but they are not sure exactly what is different. Tabitha refuses to take her kids to the doctor or feed them healthy meals because she has no money. She plays back her relationship with her husband searching for clues about what went awry and where he might be hiding. While Tabitha is learning to survive on a minimal existence she meets a kind, old lady that might not possess full clarity and a man that she can see herself in a relationship with if she could be honest about her situation.
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LaBan’s novel is predictable in its ending, but still mesmerizing in its own way. The reader will truly grasp why perfect is not only not achievable, but not really that great after all. Tabitha realizes at the end of her journey that love, honesty and happiness are more important that a large apartment and shopping at an upscale grocery store. Readers will agree with LaBan about what is most important in life in the end, and ultimately, LaBan teaches the reader to relish in non-material happiness.
Seniye Groff, MEd is the owner of Groff Solutions, a consulting practice focused on human resources, training, management coaching and organizational development initiatives. She has authored articles and spoken at national conferences on best practices for effective training. Seniye has volunteered with Dress for Success since 1999. She has found her experience with Dress for Success particularly rewarding because she is able to help women make long lasting changes in their own lives. You will find Seniye at the gym six days a week. She also spends time with her daughters. She is an avid cook (hence the gym) and reader. Seniye is also a reviewer for Elle Magazine.
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