Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Beside Herself” by Elizabeth LaBan, October 22, 2019, Lake Union Publishing
Elizabeth LaBan Author of “Beside Herself” has written a thought-provoking, emotional domestic drama. The Genres for this novel are Domestic Fiction, Fiction, Women’s Fiction. The time-line for the story is in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the events or characters. The author describes her dramatic cast of characters as complex, complicated, and each having their own problems to work out. I appreciate the way that Elizabeth LaBan vividly describes her characters and their thoughts and actions.
What would you do if you find out that your loyal loving husband that you have two amazing children with has evidence of an affair on his phone? What if your husband promises you that he has loved only you, and will love only you forever? How would you react?
Hannah Bent has indeed discovered that her husband Joel has had an affair. Hannah is ‘beside herself”. Should she divorce her husband? How will she ever forgive him? Hannah wonders if she has an affair will that even the score? How does one start dating, especially with two young children?
Hannah is the only one that can make this decision. The author discusses the importance of family, friends, emotional support, love and hope. I would highly recommend this heartfelt and thought-provoking story.