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Just Pru by Anne Pfeffer
Published by Anne Pfeffer on March 2nd 2015
Pages: 232

WINNER 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards in the categories of Chick Lit and Contemporary Fiction“There are so many ways I loved this book… Just Pru is a must read.” Deluged with Books“I laughed so hard…. I think every twenty-something girl should read this.” Book Groupies“From the very first page, Just Pru ….completely pulled me in…. I know I’ll be thinking of it for a long, long time.” Maureen’s Book Notes"You need to read this. Your girlfriends need to read this. Your book club needs to read this. Just read it!” Brooke Blogs“I fell in love with this gem of a contemporary novel.” Whimsical Nature“…A wonderfully told and humorous coming of age story with characters you can’t help but fall in love with.” Gin’s Book Notes##"My mother once joked that my dad had wanted to name me Obedience. As if Prudence wasn't bad enough. I was not a Prudence and I never would be."When twenty-five-year-old Pru Anderson—braless, pajama-clad, and clutching her cat, Chuck—is rescued from her burning Los Angeles apartment, the thing that scares her most is meeting the neighbors. New people make her hide in the bathroom, counting by sevens, but when her home is destroyed, she must turn strangers into friends … or crawl back to the controlling parents she only recently escaped. What would her idol, Pepper Hathaway, do? That’s a no brainer: the detective-slash-supermodel heroine from Pru's favorite TV series would take no prisoners while looking fierce in a tankini and stilettos. So when the chance comes to live with her upstairs neighbor, Ellen, a playwright, Pru goes for it.Thus begin the adventures of Pru, who's never had a job, a friend, or a first kiss. Swept into Ellen's whirlwind life, Pru begins to build her own, as director's assistant for a new play, muse to brooding actor Blake, and possible love interest to adorably neurotic neighbor, Adam. Only one thing can derail Pru's exhilarating ride. Well, actually, it's two things—and they're in a car headed straight for LA to torpedo her life. When the past that nearly destroyed her comes calling, who will she be: a Prudence or a Pepper?##More Praise for Just Pru“….a laugh out loud, heartwarming story….. It will be hard to forget Pru after reading this book…. " The Self-Publishing Review “Pru is hilarious…. Totally a perfect story IMO. How often does that happen? Like never.” Candaces Book Blog“I adored Just Pru. I loved that Pfeffer took a character who was a little unconventional and gave her a voice.” One Page at a Time“You want a happy, funny, tragicomedy of errors with a cast of delightful neurotics? Read Just Pru.” Literary Homebody“Hilarious! I love a book I can pick up and literally find myself laughing all the way through.” Fire and Ice Reads“Pru is on a journey to discover her true self…The honest, self-revelatory voice author Anne Pfeffer has created for Pru is absolutely delightful.” Pen In Her Hand“A cute, funny, poignant story….Readers will find themselves rooting for Pru to find happiness on her own terms.” Fan Girls Read it First“This is not just another book…. I recommend it to anyone… who wants to truly experience life through someone else’s eyes ….” Crazy For YA“I loved this story from start to finish…. I loved its message and what it has to offer readers. Empowerment. Independence.” The Nerd Herd Reads“This book was so much fun to read….It deserves to be on a bestseller list.” J. R.’s Book Reviews“Pru is the world’s most lovable heroine…. Put this terrific book at the top of your reading list!” hollyb“…a story that's offbeat but not implausible, sweet but not saccharine, and poignant, but never (thank god) sentimental….” Susan Myers“What a great read! It has humor, … drama, …romance...and good old-fashioned dysfunction.” Teresa Kander

We are so excited to launch our brand new book blog. We thought we would start the site off right with a review of a great book and a give-away. Be sure to check out our About page to get to know us a little better and leave us a comment so we can get to know you. To many new adventures my reading friends!

In ” An Oyster Shell- This is an inspiring coming of age story that keeps you on the seat of your pants until the very end.

The Pearls – This book is just wonderful. I happened upon it when a fellow book blogger (check out here) http://www.candacesbookblog.com/offered it for reviews.  I am excited to get involved in the book blogger community so this was a great opportunity for me to start off with.  I read so many books, its always a bit scary to start something new especially since I have not done much of the review for books exchange. What would I do if the book was horrible and I promised to give a review? No worries here. I really lucked out here because the book was just fantastic. The main character Pru starts out a bit clueless and afraid and is forced into the real world where she could sink or swim and in the end… Well that’s for you to find out! There is a fun romantic twist in it. Which is always a bonus for me.

My favorite part of the book was when Prue finds herself with an impromptu roommate who ends up being an owner of a theatre company. She explores the dark side of art (the roommate) but it was tastefully down and was perfect for Pru who had been pretty much raised in a cocoon by her over protective parents. I highly recommend this book and I give it 5 pearls. I would not change a thing! Lets start this bolg off with perfection.

Not only do I encourage you to read it but please do the reading community a favor and leave a review. Lets encourage this author to write more books, because Anne Pfeffer you are fantastic at it!

5 Pearls! We are starting our reviews off right.


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About Anne Pfeffer

Hi! I grew up in the desert around Phoenix, Arizona, where I had a bay quarter horse named Dolly. If I wasn’t riding, I was holed up somewhere reading Laura Ingalls Wilder or the Oz books or, later on, Jane Eyre and The Grapes of Wrath. Horses eventually faded as an interest, but I ended up with a lifelong love of books and reading.

After college and eight years of living in cold places like Chicago and New York, I escaped back to the land of sunshine. I now live in California, one mile from the Pacific Ocean, with my dachshund Taco. I have worked in banking and as a pro bono attorney, doing adoptions and guardianships for abandoned children.

As a writer, I’d always been interested in children’s books, since they had meant so much to me as a kid. I’ve found I especially like writing books about teens and twenty-somethings, an age where you make so many decisions about who you are and how you want to spend your life.


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