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Review by Two Blue Stockings

Excerpt: Leslie Bennetts wrote a book called The Feminine Mistake: Are We Giving Up Too Much. In this book, she interviews countless women: working women, stay-at-home-mothers, married women, single women, women of different races. The underlying thought is that no one seems to fully understand the vulnerability that women feel in a relationship. If their husband is the sole provider, they might wake up to find he wants a divorce, or he might die and leave them penniless. If they work, they feel immense pressure to dial back their efforts, lest their husbands feel emasculated by their successes. They are also penalized for taking time off to tend to sick family members. 

Lomazoff-Marron encapsulates those feelings in her book. She writes of the insecurities women feel about their weight, fearing their husbands will stop loving them if they gain too much. She writes of the secret sacrifices that women make to keep the peace. These women go to extremes to remain attractive; they give up everything to make sure that their husbands succeed; they pretend to be okay until guilt, frustration, and desperation send them over the edge.  

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Review by a_latte_books_by_kristen

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This is Gobbles, everyone say hi! Gobbles will be helping me out this month with all things bookish! ⁣⁣⠀

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⁣⁣Thank you @marronal for reaching out to me and sending me a copy of Under A Blanket of Snow. ⁣⁣⠀
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This book hit me hard, I’m talking full blown self reflection moment. It resonated with me in every aspect of my life leaving me wondering what if? ⁣⁣⠀
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What happens when you wake up one morning and your entire life is turned upside down? Who will be there for you while you pick up the pieces? ⁣⁣⠀
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Meredith wakes up one day to find herself watching her husband being taken away in handcuffs for Tax fraud. Her life will never be the same. The fancy cars, big house, vacation homes, lunch’s with the girls, yoga, it’s all gone in the blink on an eye. ⁣⁣⠀
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The people, the community she worked so hard at to belong, will have nothing to do with her. Her friends, turn on her and do not reach out in her time of need. She is left to shoulder this alone. ⁣⁣⠀
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I loved this book because it could literally be my life. The house, the community, the lunch dates...it is the picture of middle class at its finest, and unfortunately it’s worst. ⁣⁣⠀
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Meredith has to rise above it all and get a job, be a mom, and find a way to keep her house. ⁣⁣⠀
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Please read this book. It really reminds us that we all need each other, and the
picture perfect facade we maintain is just an illusion. ⁣⁣⠀
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Review by The Book Review Crew

Excerpt: There are so many themes floating throughout the book. Forgiveness, second chances, loyalty, redemption, resilience and of course secrets!

I started this book with absolutely no expectations. It turned out to be a pleasant surprise. It was a fast read and entertaining.

 
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Review from FilmyLoop

Memorable Quotes from Beneath a Blanket of Snow:

“He had heard of good Samaritans doing nice things for others without getting paid, but he never grasped that there was a personal satisfaction, in doing something without an expectation of reciprocity.”

“Your mind has transitioned. The colours aren’t visible anymore because your brain and subconscious decided they aren’t important.”

“Concrete cracks can be mended, stones realigned, dead flowers planted, and gardens improved. With persistent work, blemishes are overlooked and forgotten. Only improvements are visible. It is the same with people.”