#BookReview: “Plan Bea” by Hilary Grossman

Plan BeaSummary:

Could falling in love allow a cold, stubborn, and selfish woman to open her heart back up to her family?

Beatrice Buchanan has spent more years than she can remember distancing herself from everyone close to her. She has no relationship with her grandchildren and the only time she speaks to her daughter is during her weekly fifteen-minute commute to the nail salon. When Bea meets Walter on a cruise she realizes there may be more to life than designer clothes and impressing the ladies at her country club.

We live our entire lives thinking we know those closest to us. But do we ever really?

On the outside, Annabel O’Conner has it all – the perfect husband, two adorable children, and an amazing job. The only thing missing is her mother’s love. When Bea begs her daughter to help plan her wedding, Annabel reluctantly agrees. Little does she know the impact of her decision or the surprise that is in store for her!

This emotional and honest women’s contemporary fiction novel will tug at your heartstrings and the twist ending will shock you.


I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

AWESOME!! AWESOME! AWESOME! I read this in one sitting, and the ending was perfection!

Hilary Grossman wrote a story that will touch your heart. She hit the nail on the head regarding Mother and Daughter relationships that need healing.

I was so very absorbed in this story, that I stayed up late just to find out what was going to happen to this family. Annabel and Bea had a turbulent relationship, rocked by family secrets that will either make or break them. Annabel would hold on to her mother in the hopes of her loving her, even after many years of feeling second rate. Her husband, Cole tells her to give up…. but, she won’t.

The question is…will the wait pay off, or is Cole right?

I loved that this story may have been shorter in pages, but still chuck full of a wonderful story!!

(I will be getting this book for some of my friends)

5 Stars

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PS…..I will be reading her other book “Dangled Carat”, ASAP!! I am thinking it will be as awesome as this book..

I want to be her fan before she has written all of her books! Hilary Grossman is an author to follow!!

3 thoughts on “#BookReview: “Plan Bea” by Hilary Grossman

  1. WOW! WOW! WOW! You have no idea the huge smile your review put on my face… Thank you so much for your super kind words! I am so happy that you enjoyed Plan Bea (and I hope you like Dangled Carat too).

    BTW – just saw on Twitter you are a Long Island girl – so am I 🙂

    I’m not sure if my first comment went through so if this is a repeat – sorry!

    • That is funny! I told my husband how odd it was to have Old Westbury in a book…lol….Nassau County is not typical…..at least in all I have read….
      I live in Mastic…are you in Nassau??
      I have to tell you that your book was FABULOUS!! I really love reviewing books I love 🙂

      • HA! I know… Nassau hardly ever gets any literary limelight 🙂 I am a Nassau girl – Grew up in Rockville Centre, live in Long Beach, and work in Manhasset 🙂 Are you part of a book club? I’d head your way…. Thank you again for review…. You have no idea how much your praise means to me!

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