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The Hole in the Middle

Blurb: The heartfelt and hilarious, international bestselling debut about having it all without losing your mind.

Sophie Whelan is the kind of woman who prides herself on doing it all. In a single day, she can host a vegan-friendly and lactose-free dinner for ten, thwart a PTA president intent on forcing her to volunteer, and outwit her hostile ‘assistant’ in order to get her work done on time.

With her fortieth birthday looming, and her carefully coordinated existence beginning to come apart at the seams, Sophie begins feeling like she needs more from her life—and especially from her husband, Jesse.

The last thing Sophie needs is a new complication in her life. But when an opportunity from her past suddenly reappears, Sophie is forced to confront the choices she’s made and decide if her chaotic life is really a dream come true—or the biggest mistake she’s ever made….

My Review

The Hole in the Middle by Kate Hilton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A sweet novel that reminds us that a messy, exhausting life might be the perfect life.

Sophie is running herself ragged trying to keep up with her crazy work schedule, her ridiculous boss’s demands, her sons’ daycare schedule, her mother’s incessant meddling, and her social life. In her quieter moments, she’s worried that her husband may be straying, her friend’s marriage is on the rocks, and her co-worker is acting strangely. Enter Will, her first love with a golden opportunity of a job. Will Sophie make the right decisions under so much pressure?

I read this novel while on vacation and it was perfect for that environment. Sophie’s dilemmas are distressing, but I was confident throughout that things would work out in the end. I especially enjoyed how Kate Hilton leaves breadcrumbs along the way that hint at the resolution.

I received a copy of The Hole in the Middle as a Goodreads Giveaway. Look for it in the United States on January 5, 2016.

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