Wednesday, May 6, 2020

BLOG TOUR: Best Behavior by Wendy Francis

I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Best Behavior by Wendy Francis. I was provided with a free copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Graydon House and Wendy Francis for letting me be a part of this fun tour!

Title: Best Behavior
Author: Wendy Francis
Published by: Graydon House
Released: May 5, 2020
Source: Electronic Review Copy from Publisher

Synopsis: A modern-day family gathers for a weekend to remember in a novel rich in both humor and heart…
Meredith Parker has made the journey to Bolton, her twins’ college, dozens of times. This weekend, though, is different. Dawn and Cody are about to graduate and move away to separate corners of the country. Meredith is proud of her kids, and she’s proud of herself for helping them get this far. She just never expected the tidal wave of emotions sweeping over her—or the tangled family dynamics complicating everything.
Meredith doesn’t miss her cheating ex, Roger, one bit, but sitting across from his very young, very gorgeous second wife threatens to unravel the graceful facade she’s trying so hard to maintain. Joel, Meredith’s husband, can see she’s feeling the first pangs of empty-nest syndrome and wants to soften the blow—but he’s distracted by a familiar face. Meanwhile, Cody and Dawn are sitting on their own secrets, and Roger’s new wife, Lily, wonders if she really wants to be a part of this wild, mixed-up family.
As tensions simmer with each passing appetizer tray, Meredith’s vision of the perfect weekend goes up in flames. But before the party’s over, as best behavior gives way to brutal honesty, there’ll be a chance for this new blended family to truly come together—in all its messy and glorious imperfection. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this novel of family. I really got pulled into the story and enjoyed my time reading it. The writing style was easy, and I liked that.
This story presents a blended family, and with that blend comes complications. First wife and mother of the children having to face a younger second wife. A second wife being unsure of where she fits in this family situation. Twins who are now about to graduate college and move to different parts of the country. And there are secrets in this family. This all makes for one very eye-opening get together.
I enjoyed this book. I was interested to see what was going to happen with every member of the family. I was waiting for the fireworks.
I also really enjoyed how everything came together in the end. Family is Family.
I'd definitely read more from Wendy Francis. I had a good time with Best Behavior and I think you would too.

Wendy Francis is a former book editor and the author of Best Behavior, The Summer Sail, The Summer of Good Intentions, and Three Good Things. Her essays have appeared in Good Housekeeping, The Washington Post, YahooParenting, The Huffington Post, and WBUR's Cognoscenti. She lives outside of Boston with her husband and 11-year-old son. For events and updates, check out her webpage at or follow her on twitter @wendyfrancis4 and on Instagram @wendyfrancisauthor.

Thanks so much for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for Best Behavior by Wendy Francis. Thanks so much to Graydon House and Wendy Francis for letting me be a part of this fun tour.

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