Her Backyard: Book Review
Her Backyard by Doreen Lewis is an adventure, romance
novel that depicts a career woman in the middle of
self-discovery. It is about making choices that may not be so
easy to make and complex relationships between
co-workers, siblings and friends. I am certain that many
readers within the age group between 30 and 40 will find a
connection with Audrey, the main character.
Audrey and her sister Ava have a touching, close -
sometimes tense, other times humorous - relationship.
Their mother died when they were young and now they were
facing losing their beloved father. Audrey returns home for
the funeral and meets up with an old flame that helps her
come to terms with what is missing in her life. Office politics
were wearing thin and career hungry co-workers were
beginning to both irritate and consume her.
She begins to question her choices in life and is faced with
desirable options that play tug-of-war with her mind. Finally,
exhausted and emotionally wrought she is given the
opportunity to choose the path of content happiness. Audrey
learns to make a decision based upon her needs, rather
than trying to live up to the impossible lifestyle society
Her Backyard definitely has a story line that I think many
women can relate with. Career women have to make many
sacrifices and there are times when one wonders if this
lifestyle is truly full filling all their needs. I think Doreen
Lewis has written a fine book portraying this conundrum.
Author: Doreen Lewis
Publisher: Helm Publishing
~ Lillian Brummet - Book Reviewer - Co-author of the book Trash Talk, a guide for anyone concerned about his or her impact on the environment Author of Towards Understanding, a collection of poetry.