Mrs. Perfect (Bellevue Wives) by Jane Porter

By Jane Porter

As a tender California woman transforming into up in a blue collar local, Taylor younger dreamed of being renowned, appealing, and buying a cloth cabinet to die for. let alone marrying a good-looking, winning guy and residing fortunately ever after in a beautiful apartment with 3 really good teenagers. Now, at 36, Taylor has reached the head of her goals, yet is all of it approximately to resolve? because the new institution yr methods, Taylor prepares herself for taking part in the ideal alpha mother: organizing category actions, fund-raising, and chairing the varsity public sale. however the horror! Her archrival, bohemian mother Marta Zinsser, is termed Head Room mother of Taylor's daughter's 5th grade type. As tensions upward push at committee conferences and college actions, the 2 competitors appear to be destined for a last war of words. yet as Taylor plans her subsequent movement, she is floored by means of a extra critical blow at home-her husband has been secretly unemployed for the prior six months. along with her posh way of life crumbling, Taylor struggles to keep up her alpha image-but may possibly Marta, who cares little approximately appearances, be her purely real buddy?

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