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The Peculiar Fate of Holly Banks (Village of Primm #2) [PDF / Epub] ☄ The Peculiar Fate of Holly Banks (Village of Primm #2) Author Julie Valerie – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk A wife, mother, and aspiring filmmaker clings to the pursuit of perfection only to have fate play with every plan she’s made in this quirky, contemplative, and empowering novel

Holly Banks A wife, mother, and aspiring Fate of PDF É filmmaker clings to the pursuit of perfection only to have fate play with every plan she’s made in this quirky, contemplative, and empowering novelHolly Banks is on a desperate mission to have it all, but nothing in life goes according to plan She’s quickly learning that keeping up with the Joneses is a fulltime job, especially when the women of Primm, her new neighborhood, seem to The Peculiar PDF \ have it together all the timeWith her husband’s job in flux, her daughter’s difficulty with learning to read, and her mother’s new zest for dating, Holly’s life is already anything but picture perfect Then her dog digs up an old artifact in the village center, and the mishap draws the attention of local media Because of course it wouldHolly finds herself at the center of a mystery between two rival towns that, Peculiar Fate of PDF Ë if solved, could change the Village of Primm forever Attention is the last thing she needs as she’s launching a new business, the villagewide “Parade of Homes” is approaching—though she’s hardly unpacked—and she needs to submit her entry for an upcoming film festival Can Holly still create her perfect looking life? Or is fate about to go off script and give her a story she never could have imagined?.


10 thoughts on “The Peculiar Fate of Holly Banks (Village of Primm #2)

  1. Avani Shah Avani Shah says:

    The Peculiar Fate Of Holly Banks by Julie Valerie is a Contemporary Fiction novel which focuses on the life of the main protagonist, Holly Banks.She's a wife, mother and an aspiring film maker who is recently shifted to a new neighborhood, Primm village. The people and women of this area are hard to keep up with. the place is pricey and hyped.

    Holly is striving for a perfect life but as we all know nothing in life goes as planned. At one side there is shifting and unpacked boxes left at home, and on the other side she has to submit her entry for an upcoming film festival. The neighbors aren't fond of her dog, who keeps barking and roaming outside the house. Ella, her daughter has so much more fun and school drama to tell us in the book.

    I am sure many of us can relate to the character of Holly Banks at various points in the story. This novel is a satire of how unplanned and complicated our lives can be. I personally enjoyed reading the book. The character of Holly also progresses with the plot. I liked how Holly made me realize to prioritize our events and people in life.

    If you are someone who enjoys witty comments and sarcasm in books, along with the book fully focused on just one character then pick this up. There are some really heartwarming moments in the book which will bring you more closer to the character of Holly Banks. I would have more appreciated if we saw more of witty nature from Greta, her mother.
    ____________
    Thank You to NetGalley and the Publisher for giving me an eArc in exchange of a honest opinion. Mark the release date - November 24th 2020 by Lake Union Publishing.


  2. theindianreadingduo theindianreadingduo says:

    This book is a domestic satire about a lady called Holly Banks, who has just shifted to the much hyped and prized Primm village! How she copes with the ever energetic PTA head Margaret left us in splits in the 1st part.
    The 2nd part shows her settled a month down in the village. Her relationship with her mother Greta and the way it evolvess towards the end is on a verge in this part.At the end there is no thing as a perfect mom, we all struggle in our own ways and at the end 'let it go' mantra matters. Holly's life is not much in progress in story,but her daily motions,chores, scuffles and her perspective to handle life is well portrayed.
    This is a very light read and one can read it in one go. The matter is quite quirky and humorous. Such subjects are like delight to rather watch with good star cast as tele series than read maybe!


  3. Alyssa Alyssa says:

    Thank you so much to Julie Valerie and Lake Union Publishing for my gifted copy of The Peculiar Fate of Holly Banks! Fans of Valerie’s first book will be delighted with Holly’s return and her escapades trying to keep up with everyone in the Village of Primm.

    Holly Banks is a character that you can tell Valerie has had fun with. In The Peculiar Fate of Holly Banks, I saw Holly display some great growth and really realize what was important in life, as various events in her life unfolded (trying not to give away spoilers here). Holly was definitely still busy trying to keep up with everyone else (and start her film company), but there was something in her that changed in this book.

    Valerie does a fantastic job of keeping the reader interested throughout the entire book. There are multiple plot points that get intertwined, along with the fabulous cast of supporting characters you know and love from the first book. I was so happy to see Ella (Holly’s daughter) back, along with more drama from her school. That was a highly entertaining storyline for me!

    If you like a book with a really interesting main character, you’ll enjoy this one (I put the full synopsis in the comments). I’d recommend reading the first book (Holly Banks, Full of Angst) to truly understand where Holly is coming from and her background with some of the characters, but I wouldn’t say that it’s 100% necessary.


  4. LNC1012 LNC1012 says:

    As a first time reader I must say that I truly enjoyed this book. It took some time to get into the story, but then as it progressed it really made you think about what is important in life. Highly reccomend reading as it was a great story.


  5. Amanda Amanda says:

    Thank you #Netgalley for the advanced read!

    Another great book following the chaotic life of Holly Banks as she navigates her new little community of Primm. This time, Holly gets roped into a community wide treasure hunt after her wild dog ran out of the front door and dug up a valuable item for the city. As Holly lets her dog go on the city wide treasure hunt for more valuables, she encounters family drama, her house literally falling apart all while trying to launch her video production company. Leave it Holly to succeed and pull it all together amongst the community madness!


  6. Nicole Bibliolau19 Nicole Bibliolau19 says:

    We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude...I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are in charge of our attitudes.”
    ― Charles Swindoll

    I've always been one who struggles with change. I like routine, structure, predictability, control, but unfortunately, none of these things applies to a global pandemic. Since March, we have all had to roll with the punches. From becoming a lot more hands-on with our children's education and working remotely, to wearing face masks, sheltering in place, and weathering the ups and downs of something that, for many of us, is unprecedented, we've all been flying by the seat of our pants. I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that the last several months have been challenging and scary, but they've taught me a lot. I've learned that my family is resilient and stronger than I ever guessed and that our love for each other has grown. I've learned to trust my gut and not second-guess my decisions so much. And, I've been reminded that even though it may sometimes feel like the sky is falling and things are scary, often, these trying times help us remember what is most important and what we can control, and sometimes, books and people find you exactly when you need them.

    That's how I felt on Friday, when I picked up The Peculiar Fate of Holly Banks by the biggest sweetheart of a writer, @julievaleriewrites. I absolutely fell in love with Holly Banks and Julie last fall, when I participated in a buddy read for Holly Banks Full of Angst. Julie's debut novel - and Holly, herself - spoke to my heart and soul as a mom. From doubting her own abilities, comparing herself to other moms, and feeling like she was always on the brink of disaster, I completely related to her plights and the fear she was completely messing up as a mom. I've so, so been there, and during this pandemic I've questioned my decisions as a mom even more, but just as they did last fall, both Julie and Holly spoke to my heart this month and gave me the pep talk and comfort I so desperately needed.

    The Peculiar Fate of Holly Banks picks up about a week or so after Holly Banks Full of Angst ends. In this sequel, Holly is still on a mission to prove herself as a mom, filmmaker, wife, and a Village of Primm newcomer, but, per usual, Holly's life doesn't go according to plan. Amidst home improvement shenanigans, Ella's struggles to read, a kindergarten wedding, a home tour, some concerns with Holly's cat-doula of a mother, Greta, worries about her husband's job, AND attempts to get her film company off the ground while keeping up with the other Primm moms and trying to keep her dog, Struggle, under control, to say Holly has a lot on her plate is an understatement. But when some life-altering events turn her world upside down, Holly has to dig deep, put on her big girl panties, and discover just how strong she is.

    With quick-witted dialogue, plenty of sarcasm, and both ridiculous and heartwarming moments, The Peculiar Fate of Holly Banks had lots of aspects of Julie's debut novel that I loved, but it also allowed Holly to evolve and experience a lot of personal growth. Though she was still trying to keep up with the Joneses and navigating her love/hate relationship with Mary-Margaret St. James, she also began to believe in herself more, and I couldn't help but feel proud. Though this book took just a bit longer to draw me in, with entertaining secondary plotlines and characters (including Houston, Shanequa, Malik, Thom, and Frank), as well as returning favorites (Ella, Greta, Jack, Penelope, Mary-Margaret and Psychic Betty!), once I was hooked, there was no turning back.

    Whether laughing or crying (seriously, have the tissues ready because there are some heart-wrenching and heartwarming moments), this book tugged at my heartstrings as Holly navigated an array of challenges, and reaffirmed that Holly Banks is definitely one of my favorite book moms. She's relatable, flawed, and full of heart, and I can't help but see a lot of her in myself, especially in the way she loves her daughter, Ella.

    I'm a mom, said Holly. If Ella needed to get to the moon, I'd build a rocket ship and become an astronaut if I thought it would help her.

    Holly's not a perfect mom, wife, or daughter, but she's perfect for her family, and braver and stronger than she gives herself credit for. As Caleb says, I believe you're going to tell great stories through your filmmaking, Holly Banks. You have a particular fate to fulfill. Walk toward that destiny.

    Thank you so much to @julievaleriewrites and @lakeunionpub for an eARC of this book, as well as the opportunity to be on your early reader team, Julie! I absolutely loved watching Holly grow, and I can't wait to not only see what's next for her, but also what's next for you! If you loved Holly Banks Full of Angst, please pre-order this sequel because I think you'll love it! Hip hip for November 24 - mark it on your calendars because you won't want to miss this publication day!


  7. Leslie Cox Leslie Cox says:

    The Peculiar Fate of Holy Banks is a must-read for lovers of She Sheds, small-town drama, and quirky characters.

    Holly’s character is an anxious, self-doubting, crowd-pleasing, mother desperately trying to fit in. Don’t let that fool, you’ll quickly find yourself cheering her on as she slowly finds herself. One particular scene involving Holly and an ultralight aircraft left me cringing for our heroine but hopelessly giggling over her misadventure. I actually found a lot of similarities between my self and Holly that really appealed to me. Who hasn’t been swept up in the bullet journaling trend or created a mudroom in attempts to make your life look more organized? Please tell me that’s not just me! While I would categorize The Peculiar Fate of Holy Banks as a light read, it left room for introspective thoughts.

    While I spent the majority of my time falling in love with Holly, I also fell for the other characters. I was invested in her husband’s desire to create the perfect coffee bean roast, her daughter’s letter Q and U marriage— this is apparently a real thing —, and her best friend’s love interest.

    Another thing I really enjoyed about this book, is the plot lines. There are so many moving pieces that all tied together rather smoothly. While nothing in Holy’s life is going to plan, a lot of things aren’t going to plan in her small town. Eventually, everything falls into place and left me with content with how the story ended.


  8. Sherise Mitchell Sherise Mitchell says:

    Sometimes there comes a special book or series that will engage your imagination so well that the characters become friends as dear to you as anyone in real life. Characters such as Anne Shirley, Elizabeth Bennet, Bella Swann and Anastasia Steele. This is the case with Julie Valerie’s main character, Holly Banks.

    In The Peculiar Fate of Holly Banks, the second in the Village of Primm series, the story of Holly Banks continues only a few weeks after the first book ends.

    I completely identified with Holly’s reaction to the overwhelming situation she is mired in, her desire to make everything perfect for her family in their new home, and the difficulty of starting a new business out of her house so she can still be there for her daughter before and after school.

    I loved watching all the ridiculous situations and parodies. I adored the way Holly and her husband, Jack, work through their issues with love and support. I loved the treasure hunt! I loved this book. It made me LOL and cry. It made me curious and frustrated. I saw myself in the pages. It’s definitely worth 5 hearts.

    Thank you Julie Valerie for the complimentary advanced review copy via NetGalley. This is my voluntary and honest review.


  9. Sherise Mitchell Sherise Mitchell says:

    Sometimes there comes a special book or series that will engage your imagination so well that the characters become friends as dear to you as anyone in real life. Characters such as Anne Shirley, Elizabeth Bennet, Bella Swann and Anastasia Steele. This is the case with Julie Valerie’s main character, Holly Banks.

    In The Peculiar Fate of Holly Banks, the second in the Village of Primm series, the story of Holly Banks continues only a few weeks after the first book ends.

    I completely identified with Holly’s reaction to the overwhelming situation she is mired in, her desire to make everything perfect for her family in their new home, and the difficulty of starting a new business out of her house so she can still be there for her daughter before and after school.

    I loved watching all the ridiculous situations and parodies. I adored the way Holly and her husband, Jack, work through their issues with love and support. I loved the treasure hunt! I loved this book. It made me LOL and cry. It made me curious and frustrated. I saw myself in the pages. It’s definitely worth 5 stars.

    Thank you Julie Valerie for the complimentary advanced review copy via NetGalley. This is my voluntary and honest review.


  10. Ash Ash says:

    Holly Banks is a hot mess with good intentions as she tries to adapt to her new life in the Village of Primm (the land of PTAs, she-sheds, kindergarten weddings, chandeliers, and HOAs). Her dog Struggle is very energetic, her 5 year old is adjusting to life in school, and her life has general chaos as she finds a way. With the help of Struggle, Holly finds herself the center of a big discovery and the adventure continues. This book is the second if the Primm series. If you haven't read the first, like me, you still will be fine keeping up with the story. For the writing, it described the struggles of just trying to get by very well as you try your best to fit into a new life (new neighborhood, new school, new people, etc). It's an interesting read that shows that as much as you want things to go perfect in different parts of your life, the world has a different idea. If you like reading novels about life with relatable aspects, then I highly recommend you take a peek at the world of Holly Banks.

    **Thanks to NetGalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.**


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10 thoughts on “The Peculiar Fate of Holly Banks (Village of Primm #2)

  1. Avani Shah Avani Shah says:

    The Peculiar Fate Of Holly Banks by Julie Valerie is a Contemporary Fiction novel which focuses on the life of the main protagonist, Holly Banks.She's a wife, mother and an aspiring film maker who is recently shifted to a new neighborhood, Primm village. The people and women of this area are hard to keep up with. the place is pricey and hyped.

    Holly is striving for a perfect life but as we all know nothing in life goes as planned. At one side there is shifting and unpacked boxes left at home, and on the other side she has to submit her entry for an upcoming film festival. The neighbors aren't fond of her dog, who keeps barking and roaming outside the house. Ella, her daughter has so much more fun and school drama to tell us in the book.

    I am sure many of us can relate to the character of Holly Banks at various points in the story. This novel is a satire of how unplanned and complicated our lives can be. I personally enjoyed reading the book. The character of Holly also progresses with the plot. I liked how Holly made me realize to prioritize our events and people in life.

    If you are someone who enjoys witty comments and sarcasm in books, along with the book fully focused on just one character then pick this up. There are some really heartwarming moments in the book which will bring you more closer to the character of Holly Banks. I would have more appreciated if we saw more of witty nature from Greta, her mother.
    ____________
    Thank You to NetGalley and the Publisher for giving me an eArc in exchange of a honest opinion. Mark the release date - November 24th 2020 by Lake Union Publishing.

  2. theindianreadingduo theindianreadingduo says:

    This book is a domestic satire about a lady called Holly Banks, who has just shifted to the much hyped and prized Primm village! How she copes with the ever energetic PTA head Margaret left us in splits in the 1st part.
    The 2nd part shows her settled a month down in the village. Her relationship with her mother Greta and the way it evolvess towards the end is on a verge in this part.At the end there is no thing as a perfect mom, we all struggle in our own ways and at the end 'let it go' mantra matters. Holly's life is not much in progress in story,but her daily motions,chores, scuffles and her perspective to handle life is well portrayed.
    This is a very light read and one can read it in one go. The matter is quite quirky and humorous. Such subjects are like delight to rather watch with good star cast as tele series than read maybe!

  3. Alyssa Alyssa says:

    Thank you so much to Julie Valerie and Lake Union Publishing for my gifted copy of The Peculiar Fate of Holly Banks! Fans of Valerie’s first book will be delighted with Holly’s return and her escapades trying to keep up with everyone in the Village of Primm.

    Holly Banks is a character that you can tell Valerie has had fun with. In The Peculiar Fate of Holly Banks, I saw Holly display some great growth and really realize what was important in life, as various events in her life unfolded (trying not to give away spoilers here). Holly was definitely still busy trying to keep up with everyone else (and start her film company), but there was something in her that changed in this book.

    Valerie does a fantastic job of keeping the reader interested throughout the entire book. There are multiple plot points that get intertwined, along with the fabulous cast of supporting characters you know and love from the first book. I was so happy to see Ella (Holly’s daughter) back, along with more drama from her school. That was a highly entertaining storyline for me!

    If you like a book with a really interesting main character, you’ll enjoy this one (I put the full synopsis in the comments). I’d recommend reading the first book (Holly Banks, Full of Angst) to truly understand where Holly is coming from and her background with some of the characters, but I wouldn’t say that it’s 100% necessary.

  4. LNC1012 LNC1012 says:

    As a first time reader I must say that I truly enjoyed this book. It took some time to get into the story, but then as it progressed it really made you think about what is important in life. Highly reccomend reading as it was a great story.

  5. Amanda Amanda says:

    Thank you #Netgalley for the advanced read!

    Another great book following the chaotic life of Holly Banks as she navigates her new little community of Primm. This time, Holly gets roped into a community wide treasure hunt after her wild dog ran out of the front door and dug up a valuable item for the city. As Holly lets her dog go on the city wide treasure hunt for more valuables, she encounters family drama, her house literally falling apart all while trying to launch her video production company. Leave it Holly to succeed and pull it all together amongst the community madness!

  6. Nicole Bibliolau19 Nicole Bibliolau19 says:

    We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude...I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are in charge of our attitudes.”
    ― Charles Swindoll

    I've always been one who struggles with change. I like routine, structure, predictability, control, but unfortunately, none of these things applies to a global pandemic. Since March, we have all had to roll with the punches. From becoming a lot more hands-on with our children's education and working remotely, to wearing face masks, sheltering in place, and weathering the ups and downs of something that, for many of us, is unprecedented, we've all been flying by the seat of our pants. I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that the last several months have been challenging and scary, but they've taught me a lot. I've learned that my family is resilient and stronger than I ever guessed and that our love for each other has grown. I've learned to trust my gut and not second-guess my decisions so much. And, I've been reminded that even though it may sometimes feel like the sky is falling and things are scary, often, these trying times help us remember what is most important and what we can control, and sometimes, books and people find you exactly when you need them.

    That's how I felt on Friday, when I picked up The Peculiar Fate of Holly Banks by the biggest sweetheart of a writer, @julievaleriewrites. I absolutely fell in love with Holly Banks and Julie last fall, when I participated in a buddy read for Holly Banks Full of Angst. Julie's debut novel - and Holly, herself - spoke to my heart and soul as a mom. From doubting her own abilities, comparing herself to other moms, and feeling like she was always on the brink of disaster, I completely related to her plights and the fear she was completely messing up as a mom. I've so, so been there, and during this pandemic I've questioned my decisions as a mom even more, but just as they did last fall, both Julie and Holly spoke to my heart this month and gave me the pep talk and comfort I so desperately needed.

    The Peculiar Fate of Holly Banks picks up about a week or so after Holly Banks Full of Angst ends. In this sequel, Holly is still on a mission to prove herself as a mom, filmmaker, wife, and a Village of Primm newcomer, but, per usual, Holly's life doesn't go according to plan. Amidst home improvement shenanigans, Ella's struggles to read, a kindergarten wedding, a home tour, some concerns with Holly's cat-doula of a mother, Greta, worries about her husband's job, AND attempts to get her film company off the ground while keeping up with the other Primm moms and trying to keep her dog, Struggle, under control, to say Holly has a lot on her plate is an understatement. But when some life-altering events turn her world upside down, Holly has to dig deep, put on her big girl panties, and discover just how strong she is.

    With quick-witted dialogue, plenty of sarcasm, and both ridiculous and heartwarming moments, The Peculiar Fate of Holly Banks had lots of aspects of Julie's debut novel that I loved, but it also allowed Holly to evolve and experience a lot of personal growth. Though she was still trying to keep up with the Joneses and navigating her love/hate relationship with Mary-Margaret St. James, she also began to believe in herself more, and I couldn't help but feel proud. Though this book took just a bit longer to draw me in, with entertaining secondary plotlines and characters (including Houston, Shanequa, Malik, Thom, and Frank), as well as returning favorites (Ella, Greta, Jack, Penelope, Mary-Margaret and Psychic Betty!), once I was hooked, there was no turning back.

    Whether laughing or crying (seriously, have the tissues ready because there are some heart-wrenching and heartwarming moments), this book tugged at my heartstrings as Holly navigated an array of challenges, and reaffirmed that Holly Banks is definitely one of my favorite book moms. She's relatable, flawed, and full of heart, and I can't help but see a lot of her in myself, especially in the way she loves her daughter, Ella.

    I'm a mom, said Holly. If Ella needed to get to the moon, I'd build a rocket ship and become an astronaut if I thought it would help her.

    Holly's not a perfect mom, wife, or daughter, but she's perfect for her family, and braver and stronger than she gives herself credit for. As Caleb says, I believe you're going to tell great stories through your filmmaking, Holly Banks. You have a particular fate to fulfill. Walk toward that destiny.

    Thank you so much to @julievaleriewrites and @lakeunionpub for an eARC of this book, as well as the opportunity to be on your early reader team, Julie! I absolutely loved watching Holly grow, and I can't wait to not only see what's next for her, but also what's next for you! If you loved Holly Banks Full of Angst, please pre-order this sequel because I think you'll love it! Hip hip for November 24 - mark it on your calendars because you won't want to miss this publication day!

  7. Leslie Cox Leslie Cox says:

    The Peculiar Fate of Holy Banks is a must-read for lovers of She Sheds, small-town drama, and quirky characters.

    Holly’s character is an anxious, self-doubting, crowd-pleasing, mother desperately trying to fit in. Don’t let that fool, you’ll quickly find yourself cheering her on as she slowly finds herself. One particular scene involving Holly and an ultralight aircraft left me cringing for our heroine but hopelessly giggling over her misadventure. I actually found a lot of similarities between my self and Holly that really appealed to me. Who hasn’t been swept up in the bullet journaling trend or created a mudroom in attempts to make your life look more organized? Please tell me that’s not just me! While I would categorize The Peculiar Fate of Holy Banks as a light read, it left room for introspective thoughts.

    While I spent the majority of my time falling in love with Holly, I also fell for the other characters. I was invested in her husband’s desire to create the perfect coffee bean roast, her daughter’s letter Q and U marriage— this is apparently a real thing —, and her best friend’s love interest.

    Another thing I really enjoyed about this book, is the plot lines. There are so many moving pieces that all tied together rather smoothly. While nothing in Holy’s life is going to plan, a lot of things aren’t going to plan in her small town. Eventually, everything falls into place and left me with content with how the story ended.

  8. Sherise Mitchell Sherise Mitchell says:

    Sometimes there comes a special book or series that will engage your imagination so well that the characters become friends as dear to you as anyone in real life. Characters such as Anne Shirley, Elizabeth Bennet, Bella Swann and Anastasia Steele. This is the case with Julie Valerie’s main character, Holly Banks.

    In The Peculiar Fate of Holly Banks, the second in the Village of Primm series, the story of Holly Banks continues only a few weeks after the first book ends.

    I completely identified with Holly’s reaction to the overwhelming situation she is mired in, her desire to make everything perfect for her family in their new home, and the difficulty of starting a new business out of her house so she can still be there for her daughter before and after school.

    I loved watching all the ridiculous situations and parodies. I adored the way Holly and her husband, Jack, work through their issues with love and support. I loved the treasure hunt! I loved this book. It made me LOL and cry. It made me curious and frustrated. I saw myself in the pages. It’s definitely worth 5 hearts.

    Thank you Julie Valerie for the complimentary advanced review copy via NetGalley. This is my voluntary and honest review.

  9. Sherise Mitchell Sherise Mitchell says:

    Sometimes there comes a special book or series that will engage your imagination so well that the characters become friends as dear to you as anyone in real life. Characters such as Anne Shirley, Elizabeth Bennet, Bella Swann and Anastasia Steele. This is the case with Julie Valerie’s main character, Holly Banks.

    In The Peculiar Fate of Holly Banks, the second in the Village of Primm series, the story of Holly Banks continues only a few weeks after the first book ends.

    I completely identified with Holly’s reaction to the overwhelming situation she is mired in, her desire to make everything perfect for her family in their new home, and the difficulty of starting a new business out of her house so she can still be there for her daughter before and after school.

    I loved watching all the ridiculous situations and parodies. I adored the way Holly and her husband, Jack, work through their issues with love and support. I loved the treasure hunt! I loved this book. It made me LOL and cry. It made me curious and frustrated. I saw myself in the pages. It’s definitely worth 5 stars.

    Thank you Julie Valerie for the complimentary advanced review copy via NetGalley. This is my voluntary and honest review.

  10. Ash Ash says:

    Holly Banks is a hot mess with good intentions as she tries to adapt to her new life in the Village of Primm (the land of PTAs, she-sheds, kindergarten weddings, chandeliers, and HOAs). Her dog Struggle is very energetic, her 5 year old is adjusting to life in school, and her life has general chaos as she finds a way. With the help of Struggle, Holly finds herself the center of a big discovery and the adventure continues. This book is the second if the Primm series. If you haven't read the first, like me, you still will be fine keeping up with the story. For the writing, it described the struggles of just trying to get by very well as you try your best to fit into a new life (new neighborhood, new school, new people, etc). It's an interesting read that shows that as much as you want things to go perfect in different parts of your life, the world has a different idea. If you like reading novels about life with relatable aspects, then I highly recommend you take a peek at the world of Holly Banks.

    **Thanks to NetGalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.**

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