A couple of my blogger friends have recommended this book, so of course I had to read it!
About the Book
Life post-graduation was supposed to see the launch of Jadyn’s art career, or at least an art gallery showing one of her watercolor paintings. Instead, this Pittsburgh native is locked into a low-paying consultant position with an impossible boss. When another coworker is fired, Jadyn inherits an extra workload, including the company’s biggest client. If she loses him, she’s fired.
Evicted from her apartment because of a small spending problem, she is forced to move in with her know-it-all sister. While everyone else plans a neat, buttoned-up life for her, Jadyn longs to paint professionally. Stretched like canvas between responsibility and dreams, she must choose.
Will practicality always win?
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In My Opinion
Debut authors are a bit of a gamble (but more often than not, a delight to find). Add to that a somewhat dying genre, chick lit, and the odds stack up against a book. But Teal Paisley Tights rises above the tentative strikes against it and hits a solid triple.
Jadyn is a scattered young woman trying to find a balance between the job that pays the bills and what she loves to do. When things go wrong, they really go off the rails. Between her demanding job, a budding romance, her family, and her art, Jadyn can’t keep all the balls she’s juggling in the air.
In fact, there’s so much going on that some things get a little lost in the shuffle. The romance aspect takes a backseat and feels like a sudden huge shift just happens with no build up, but it didn’t deter from the overall story too much.
Barbara Brutt’s character is a living-beyond-her-means people-pleaser who is both relatable and likable. Teal Paisley Tights gives readers a taste of Pittsburgh seasoned with the art scene as Jadyn discovers what things in life are worth fighting for and which are okay to let go of.
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