Book Review : How Lulu Lost Her Mind by Rachel Gibson
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Today’s review is for How Lulu Lost Her Mind by Rachel Gibson.
*Disclaimer : I received a copy of this eBook for free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Below you’ll find the description of the book provided by NetGalley, followed by my personal review and star rating.
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Lou Ann Hunter’s mother has always had a passionate nature, which explains why she’s been married five times and spooned enough male patients to be ousted from three elderly care facilities. She also has Alzheimer’s, which is why she wants to spend the rest of her life surrounded by childhood memories at Sutton Hall, her family’s decrepit plantation home in Louisiana.
Lou Ann, a.k.a. Lulu the Love Guru, has built an empire preaching sex, love, and relationship advice to the women of America—mostly by defying the example her mother has set for her. But with her mom suddenly in need of a fulltime caretaker, Lou Ann reluctantly agrees to step out of the spotlight and indulge her mother’s wishes.
Upon her arrival at Sutton Hall, Lou Ann discovers that very little functions as it should—least of all her mother’s mind. And as she adjusts to this new and inevitably temporary dynamic with the help of a local handyman and a live-in nurse, she is forced to confront the reality that neither her nor her mother’s future is going according to plan.
My Review :
This is a fast paced book that I absolutely adored. Lulu and her mother are so charming in their own ways. And the rest of the cast round out the book so nicely.
Set in Louisiana I couldn’t help but imagine being chased by alligators at one point and had to laugh.
Lulu is the “love guru” but has to set aside her business for a bit to take care of her declining mother. They move back to her mother’s family home and uncover some hidden family stories from the past.
Meanwhile, we see her begin to fall in love and learn that no matter how much we are grieving, life ultimately moves on…whether we are ready or not.
I very much enjoyed getting to know Lulu and her mom, Patricia. This is a great book to curl up with.