Book Review: My Pear-Shaped Life by Carmel Harrington

April 6, 2020 Book review 5 ★★★★★

OH YES, My Pear-Shaped Life by Carmel Harrington was exactly what I needed. It made my troubles (looking at you COVID19) melt like lemon drops. The perfect distraction from life, at a time when distraction is everything.

Book Review: My Pear-Shaped Life by Carmel HarringtonMy Pear-Shaped Life by Carmel Harrington
Published by HarperCollins on March 1, 2020
Genres: Humorous, Family Life, Friendship, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Meet Greta.
She’s funny.
She’s flawed.
She’s hiding so much behind her big smile she’s forgotten who she is.
But Greta is about to discover that the key to being happy is...being yourself.

Greta Gale has played the part of the funny fat one her entire life, hiding her insecurities behind a big smile. But size doesn’t matter when you can laugh at yourself, right?Until Greta realises she’s the only one not laughing. And deep down, she’s not sure if she’ll ever laugh again.

But Greta is about to discover that sometimes the best moments in life come when it’s all gone a bit pear-shaped...


My Thoughts on My Pear-Shaped Life

Greta is a wanna be actress, whip sharp with the witty comebacks, is surrounded by a family that loves her, but her life is falling down around her ears. She finds distraction in sleeping pills and this book documents her glorious journey back to the Greta who loves life. Via a yellow-brick-road trip in America with all the snacks and the odd jumping jack. You’ll know what I mean when you read it.

And you have to read it if you want an uplifting, powerful book about friendships and second chances. Not to mention a main character who I related to from page one, and who has inspired me to find the beauty in the little things.

“You’ve forgotten how to look for the beauty in your life. It’s there, hidden amid the chaos and mess.”

And it is. My suggestion is you pick up this book, and find your beauty too. And as an added bonus, if you are a fan of the Wizard of Oz, then you’ll feel right at home in this book too.

Can I get a hell yeah for @HappyMrsH She always delivers and #MyPearShapedLife is an uplifting 5 star read. Click To Tweet
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Overall: five-stars

Who should read My Pear-Shaped Life by Carmel Harrington?

I’d highly recommend this book to you if you want engaging characters, and lots of laughter and tears. Can I get a hell yeah for Carmel Harrington. She always delivers. Fans of authors such as Sheila O’Flanagan, Marian Keyes and Diane Chamberlain should also enjoy.


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5 Responses to “Book Review: My Pear-Shaped Life by Carmel Harrington”

  1. Kathryn Trask

    Hell Yeah! So happy to hear you loved this one as well. I think I have all her books now, well almost. And of course waiting for Book Dep UK to deliver this to me here in NZ. This one sounds really good. I am sure it will arrive at the right time.

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