Title: I’ll Have Who She’s Having
Authors: Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
Genre: Chick Lit
My thoughts: I’ll Have Who She’s Having is a fast-paced and entertaining tale of two sisters who are not happy with the way things are. The story is told alternately by the sisters with the occasional added perspective of a few others – this worked to flesh out more than the two main characters.
About to turn thirty-three, Kate is single and tired of listening to her friends talk about their perfect lives with their husbands and babies. Kelly, two years younger than Kate, is married with one toddler and hasn’t felt remotely attractive for a long time. She loves her husband and little girl but misses her job and interaction with adults. In other words, Kate wants what Kelly has and Kelly would love a little bit of Kate’s life.
Kelly gets Kate to take a volleyball class and then a singing class with her. That’s where the novel takes off. Without giving spoilers I’ll just say sibling rivalry, moral conflicts, and issues of insecurity are major themes that Fenton and Steinke explore as Kate and Kelly struggle to move forward in their lives.
There were times when I laughed out loud but also times when I thought “oh for pete’s sake” in disbelief of the sisters’ actions. That said, the authors did a great job giving each sister her distinct voice. I think fans of Chick Lit will enjoy I’ll Have Who She’s Having.
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Stop back next week for my review of The D Word by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
7 thoughts on “I’ll Have Who She’s Having by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke”
Thanks so much for your review, Mary! xo, Liz & Lisa
Keep writing, Liz and Lisa. I really enjoy your books 🙂
I do like chicklit but…oh perhaps not this time. Something feels not right (perhaps my brain telling me I do not need more books)=
Sounds cute and a lot like my sister and me, right now!
Chick lit for sister rivalry & bonding – interesting. I’m always looking for stories on families and I just might try this one out.
I think some of us have even felt that way about our friend’s lives too…great review! 😀
Having no sibling rivalry in my life I’d prbably be in the “oh for pete’s sake” crowd 🙂
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