Beside Herself

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  • Beside Herself
  • Elizabeth LaBan
  • 18 April 2017

About the Author: Elizabeth LaBan

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Beside HerselfWith Her Signature Wit And Charm, Bestselling Author Elizabeth LaBan Shows How Marriage Doesn T Necessarily Follow A Straight Line And Unexpected Detours Might Just Bring You Back To The Place You Most Want To Be When She Finds Out Her Husband Cheated, Hannah Bent Thinks Her Marriage Is Over Isn T That What Happens After An Affair But She S Seen Friends Divorce, And It S Not Pretty Plus, She And Joel Have Kids And An Otherwise Happy Life, And She Still Loves Him, Although BegrudginglyFurious And Feeling Stuck, She Suggests Having Her Own Affair To Even The Score Joel, Desperate For Forgiveness, Agrees But Does She Really Want To Go Through With It And How Exactly Does A Married Mother Of Two Get Back In The Dating Pool Many Awkward Dates Follow Until She Finds A Deep And Unexpected Connection Where She Was Least Looking For ItJust As She Thinks She S Made A Decision, Her Journey To Happiness Is Waylaid By Storms Of Doubt But The Important Thing Is That She S Finally Figuring Out What She Truly Wants For Herself, And She Understands That Whatever Choice She Makes Must Be Hers And Hers Alone


10 thoughts on “Beside Herself

  1. says:

    This was a different read where I got to know the main character and her reactions post infidelity Hannah had it all happiness and family A moment of weakness by the husband brought her world crashing down This was her story of picking up the pieces of her life post that betrayal My first book by author Elizabeth LaBan was a good read in parts I could understand where the main character was coming from and the indecisiveness which surrounded her Her betrayal and disbelief were well shown This was a different read where I got to know the main character and her reactions post infidelity Hannah had it all happiness and family A moment of weakness by the husband brought her world crashing down This was her story of picking up the pieces of her life post that betrayal My first book by author Elizabeth LaBan was a good read in parts I could understand where the main character was coming from and the indecisiveness which surrounded her Her betrayal and disbelief were well shown It was quite a slow read, and I did take time to warm up to Hannah I didn t agree with her decisions, but I too have taken wrong decisions in my hurt, so I couldn t judge her.Overall this was a good read I felt it could have been better if the main character was a bit stronger

  2. says:

    I really enjoyed this book I enjoyed the fact that it went straight into the action Like you had come in mid sentence When the action was already taking place I really enjoyed the way that this book was written the characters and they way that this book unfolded.

  3. says:

    Thank you NetGalley, Elizabeth LaBan, and Lake Union Publishing for the advance copy of Beside Herself Beside Herself is a great read What I truly enjoyed is that it is not a typical story of a wife falling apart after finding out that her husband had an affair In fact, main character Hannah comes up with a new, yet not ideal, way to deal with his indiscretion First off, Elizabeth LaBan did something that most authors do not do, which is skip the introduction of each character within the fir Thank you NetGalley, Elizabeth LaBan, and Lake Union Publishing for the advance copy of Beside Herself Beside Herself is a great read What I truly enjoyed is that it is not a typical story of a wife falling apart after finding out that her husband had an affair In fact, main character Hannah comes up with a new, yet not ideal, way to deal with his indiscretion First off, Elizabeth LaBan did something that most authors do not do, which is skip the introduction of each character within the first few chapters of this story and jumped right into Hannah finding out about the affair In many stories, introducing each character takes at least the first few chapters, which can cause the story to drag on and a reader can lose interest Elizabeth found a way to introduce each character s background throughout the story Now to the main plot I am not spoiling anything by stating that this story surrounds the affects the affair that Hannah s husband had The main story line is how Hannah deals with this discovery, how she grows from it, how she discovers herself all over again, and how she comes to terms with what she truly wants in life and for her family Hannah chose a very unconventional way to come to her decision, which is what makes this story unlike any other Of course, at times Hannah falls apart, but we also get to see her snap out of it and realize that she will not let what her husband did define her, and she pulls herself together to figure everything out The side plot to this story, is to see how Hannah s husband deals with his affair, but also to how he deals with Hannah and how she chooses to deal with his affair I don t believe that many husbands would have been okay with her method, but he accepted responsibility for his affair and was willing to do whatever was necessary to win her back and keep their family together There are also important side characters that help Hannah in their own way to come to her final decision I give this story 5 stars, but it was not a typical woman finds out about her husband s affair and falls apart and cannot function in life This was the first book that I read from Elizabeth LaBan and I am now a fan and cannot wait to read her other books

  4. says:

    Thank you NetGalley, Elizabeth LaBan, and Lake Union Publishing for the advance copy of Beside Herself Beside Herself is a great read What I truly enjoyed is that it is not a typical story of a wife falling apart after finding out that her husband had an affair In fact, main character Hannah comes up with a new, yet not ideal, way to deal with his indiscretion First off, Elizabeth LaBan did something that most authors do not do, which is skip the introduction of each character within the fir Thank you NetGalley, Elizabeth LaBan, and Lake Union Publishing for the advance copy of Beside Herself Beside Herself is a great read What I truly enjoyed is that it is not a typical story of a wife falling apart after finding out that her husband had an affair In fact, main character Hannah comes up with a new, yet not ideal, way to deal with his indiscretion First off, Elizabeth LaBan did something that most authors do not do, which is skip the introduction of each character within the first few chapters of this story and jumped right into Hannah finding out about the affair In many stories, introducing each character takes at least the first few chapters, which can cause the story to drag on and a reader can lose interest Elizabeth found a way to introduce each character s background throughout the story Now to the main plot I am not spoiling anything by stating that this story surrounds the affects the affair that Hannah s husband had The main story line is how Hannah deals with this discovery, how she grows from it, how she discovers herself all over again, and how she comes to terms with what she truly wants in life and for her family Hannah chose a very unconventional way to come to her decision, which is what makes this story unlike any other Of course, at times Hannah falls apart, but we also get to see her snap out of it and realize that she will not let what her husband did define her, and she pulls herself together to figure everything out The side plot to this story, is to see how Hannah s husband deals with his affair, but also to how he deals with Hannah and how she chooses to deal with his affair I don t believe that many husbands would have been okay with her method, but he accepted responsibility for his affair and was willing to do whatever was necessary to win her back and keep their family together There are also important side characters that help Hannah in their own way to come to her final decision I give this story 5 stars, but it was not a typical woman finds out about her husband s affair and falls apart and cannot function in life This was the first book that I read from Elizabeth LaBan and I am now a fan and cannot wait to read her other books

  5. says:

    I requested Beside Herself by Elizabeth LaBan because of the giant red coffee cup on the cover yes, I do judge a book by its cover But I found a very rich story about marriage, and overcoming difficult times in marriage Hannah and Joel are a happily married couple raising their two children Or so Hannah believes Until she discovers that Joel has had an affair Hannah is hurt, upset and angry Joel, eager to go to counseling in hopes of saving his marriage, finds counselor after counselor, I requested Beside Herself by Elizabeth LaBan because of the giant red coffee cup on the cover yes, I do judge a book by its cover But I found a very rich story about marriage, and overcoming difficult times in marriage Hannah and Joel are a happily married couple raising their two children Or so Hannah believes Until she discovers that Joel has had an affair Hannah is hurt, upset and angry Joel, eager to go to counseling in hopes of saving his marriage, finds counselor after counselor, none of whom work for Hannah Hannah, in a fit of anger, tells Joel she should have an affair then they would be even Joel agrees Hannah should have an affair then they can move on together What follows for Hannah is a series of failed dates, advice and confrontation from those closest to her, and ultimate an understanding of what love is and what it takes to make a marriage work I loved the honesty in Ms LaBan s story Marriage is hard It takes commitment and sometimes that is messy Relationships can be chipped, by hurts, by misunderstandings, by conflict, by not handling each other gently, but the relationship isn t broken even if it s chipped This is a really encouraging and good story I really enjoyed it Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for the advanced e copy netgalley besideherself

  6. says:

    I requested Beside Herself by Elizabeth LaBan because of the giant red coffee cup on the cover yes, I do judge a book by its cover But I found a very rich story about marriage, and overcoming difficult times in marriage Hannah and Joel are a happily married couple raising their two children Or so Hannah believes Until she discovers that Joel has had an affair Hannah is hurt, upset and angry Joel, eager to go to counseling in hopes of saving his marriage, finds counselor after counselor, I requested Beside Herself by Elizabeth LaBan because of the giant red coffee cup on the cover yes, I do judge a book by its cover But I found a very rich story about marriage, and overcoming difficult times in marriage Hannah and Joel are a happily married couple raising their two children Or so Hannah believes Until she discovers that Joel has had an affair Hannah is hurt, upset and angry Joel, eager to go to counseling in hopes of saving his marriage, finds counselor after counselor, none of whom work for Hannah Hannah, in a fit of anger, tells Joel she should have an affair then they would be even Joel agrees Hannah should have an affair then they can move on together What follows for Hannah is a series of failed dates, advice and confrontation from those closest to her, and ultimate an understanding of what love is and what it takes to make a marriage work I loved the honesty in Ms LaBan s story Marriage is hard It takes commitment and sometimes that is messy Relationships can be chipped, by hurts, by misunderstandings, by conflict, by not handling each other gently, but the relationship isn t broken even if it s chipped This is a really encouraging and good story I really enjoyed it Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for the advanced e copy netgalley besideherself

  7. says:

    This book explores the love story of Joel and Hannah , whose marriage has been hit by a tidal wave Hannah unwittingly discovers Joel has had a short lived affair Will she try to ride the waves and save her marriage Or will she throw in the towel Will her plans for a affair of her own help or hindrance a reconciliation The decisions forced on partners who discover infidelity is heartbreaking The book beautifully explores the complexities of making such a life changing decision You may love This book explores the love story of Joel and Hannah , whose marriage has been hit by a tidal wave Hannah unwittingly discovers Joel has had a short lived affair Will she try to ride the waves and save her marriage Or will she throw in the towel Will her plans for a affair of her own help or hindrance a reconciliation The decisions forced on partners who discover infidelity is heartbreaking The book beautifully explores the complexities of making such a life changing decision You may love your partner but hate the chaos they have brought into your life Trust had been shattered can it ever return The views and options of friends and family can also be influential Whichever path you choose to take each will be a struggle, I felt so much for Hannah She was torn between how she felt she should react and her love for Joel I could almost feel her hurt and disappointment, The devastation of an affair was brilliantly portrayed and how a marriage and partners are changed forever Thank you to the publishers and netgalley for my chance to read this enjoyable thought provoking book

  8. says:

    Beside Herself by Elizabeth LaBan is a full length, standalone contemporary romance novel and when I ever read a five star read, this is it.The story s told in a single POV and tells Hannah s heart wrenching story.Hannah Bent is a 45 year old woman and she believes her life is good She s married to the love of her life and has two adorable children She s living the white picked fence dream when one moment of weakness brings everything crashing down around her She s deeply betrayed, shattered Beside Herself by Elizabeth LaBan is a full length, standalone contemporary romance novel and when I ever read a five star read, this is it.The story s told in a single POV and tells Hannah s heart wrenching story.Hannah Bent is a 45 year old woman and she believes her life is good She s married to the love of her life and has two adorable children She s living the white picked fence dream when one moment of weakness brings everything crashing down around her She s deeply betrayed, shattered and her trust is destroyed.Beside Herself tells the journey of a deeply wounded woman, a book about strength, growing, forgivness and second chances.Beside Herself is a touching and gripping read I started reading and was hooked after one chapter I read the book, cover to cover in one sitting, I couldn t put it down I was on the edge of my seat waiting what would happen to the characters Beside Herself is a slow burn and that s very fitting too.I highly recommend this book and give 5 stars

  9. says:

    Thank you to Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for letting me read this title ahead of publication I only write truthful reviews and I didn t care for this book Hannah finds out her husband has had an affair Then she can t decide what to do about it She makes him sleep on the couch, then she lets him back into her bed, but the readers don t know why She can t decide whether to split or not Then she can t decide whether to have her own affair in retaliation This book needs a strong, deci Thank you to Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for letting me read this title ahead of publication I only write truthful reviews and I didn t care for this book Hannah finds out her husband has had an affair Then she can t decide what to do about it She makes him sleep on the couch, then she lets him back into her bed, but the readers don t know why She can t decide whether to split or not Then she can t decide whether to have her own affair in retaliation This book needs a strong, decisive main character, but what we got was a wishy, washy one.I m not able to recommend this book

  10. says:

    Joel and Hannah happily married until she learns that he had a short affair He is totally broken because of his huge mistake Hannah is totally broken because of his breaking their vows and destroying what she thought was a happy, satisfying marriage.This, at times, is a hard book to read because of Hannah s dilemma she still deeply loves Joel but does not trust him She decides to have an affair to even the playing field with Joel s knowledge But, will this possible move draw them back toget Joel and Hannah happily married until she learns that he had a short affair He is totally broken because of his huge mistake Hannah is totally broken because of his breaking their vows and destroying what she thought was a happy, satisfying marriage.This, at times, is a hard book to read because of Hannah s dilemma she still deeply loves Joel but does not trust him She decides to have an affair to even the playing field with Joel s knowledge But, will this possible move draw them back together or drive the wedge even deeper I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own

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