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October 23, 2014

Liked It: Lincoln Ladies by Suzy Duffy + Giveaway

Series: New England Trilogy 3
Format: eGalley
Release Date: October 30, 2014
Publisher: The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Women's Literature | Contemporary
Kate Kavanagh is happy raising her daughter and focusing on work, but when the girl moves to New York for a fantastic job and ends up moving in with her philandering father, things get complicated.

Her best friend, Madeline Stein, has been a career girl all her life. As a single mom, her job defines her, so when she loses it, Maddy needs to find something or someone else to make her forties fun.

Portia Kavanagh hits New York with a bang, but she’s so hungry for adventure she bites off more of the Big Apple than planned. Portia retreats to what she thinks is the sanctuary of her father’s home and soon discovers she’s not the only one in the family with an overactive appetite.

Kate and Maddy find themselves leaving their lovely hometown of Lincoln, outside Boston, for the fertile and romantic hills of Tuscany. However, blue skies, rich wine, and charming Italians bring the women a whole new world that they have to maneuver with the grace and style of a Lincoln Lady. Portia’s high-octane life in Manhattan comes at a price, too. Out of the millions of men she could have, she chooses the only one she’s meant to avoid. Her quandary: Has she made a mistake of epic proportions or found the one in a million?

This is a story of three fantastic women on a journey of self-discovery. With more ups and downs than a Florentine fairground, the ladies survive love, loss, and fresh pasta by laughing at life and using a doggie bag. There are lots of thrills and spills along the way, but in the end it’s all about friendship, attitude, and walking off that fabulous food. Come on an adventure and enjoy the ride with the lovely Lincoln Ladies.


Suzy Duffy's New England Trilogy is like the smarter, way tolerable, and just as entertaining version of The Real Housewives franchise (which is my guiltiest pleasure btw). The blueprint is there's a couple of middle aged housewives who are facing the proverbial fork in the road. One is usually a stay-at-home wife while, then there's the best friend who is corporate powerhouse, then the of-age daughter(s) who is going through life changes that can be challenging to cope with. All three books are women's stories which we can all relate to in some ways. 

LINCOLN LADIES is similar to the previous books and the most romantic installment yet. It may follow the formula but I find the ladies more daring and less accepting of their lots in life than the previous ones. My only critique is that it was too formulaic to the point where it became predictable and I felt like I didn't really get anything "new" in comparison to the previous two books. 

But despite that, I still enjoyed LINCOLN LADIES, Kate, Maddy, and Portia's lives and journeys were very relatable to me. I also like to mention that this novel is inspired by the movie, Under The Tuscan Sun (one of my favorite movie of all time!). Kate and Maddy saw the movie and decided to take a trip to Italy where they found love, friendships, and some sort of an awakening. Getting out of one's comfort zone is one of the predominant themes in this book and SDuffy illustrated it really well. 

I don't know if there's going to be a spin-off based on the ending, I sure hope there is. I certainly won't miss it!







Suzy Duffy is an international and #1 best-selling author. She writes laugh-out-loud, life-affirming stories about women from five to ninety-five. (Sometimes she writes about men too, but only for comedic purposes, and pets—if they’re funny.) Her debut US novel, Wellesley Wives became an instant best seller, won numerous awards and critical acclaim, and is due to be published in Norwegian, September 2013. She was a guest speaker at the Sydney Writer’s Festival.

Newton Neighbors, her second US novel, will be published September 2013.

Other than this, Suzy was a national radio DJ and television presenter in Ireland before she started writing. She has also been an interpreter in the United Nations, Geneva, a water ski instructor in Crete, and a corn cutter in the south of France—from which she was fired!

She gives 10% of her royalties to WWW.FOBH.ORG because she believes in serendipity. (A serendipitist?) She plans to write a book a year for the next forty years, and then she’ll have a rethink.


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29 comments:

  1. Okay the covers on these are super fun!

    A little bummed this was so predictable but it does happen every now and then. Happy to see that the characters are growing though, that is always a bonus.

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    1. I do love the caricature style of the cover arts.

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  2. Hey predictable is okay as long as you got some laughs. Looks fun!

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    1. Yup, it doesn't always have to be serious

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  3. The cover looks fun to me, and sometimes that is all I need

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  4. oh this looks like so much fun, never heard of this before oops o.o and the cover! i love the cover.

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    1. I think SDuffy believes in the virtue of first impressions

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  5. Love the covers on these-they're so sassy lol :)

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    1. It is! Definitely one of those palate cleaners

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  7. Well they sound fun! I wouldn't be able to get past the covers though. Just not my thing.

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    1. Hahaha! You sure are one picky cover whore!

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  8. If it made you smile, than predictable is ok. That cover is too cute.

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    1. Yup, it doesn't always have to be serious right?

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  9. I missed the Real Housewives phenomena so don't know if it's my thing or not. Those covers give off a comical, light vibe. Thanks for the introduction!

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    1. You didn't miss a lot. Some are washed out "celebrities" who wants to be relevant again, then there's the bored housewives who wants to show the world what class looks like, then there's the ambitious ones who wants to make a name for themselves. It's pure entertainment!

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  10. It sounds like a fun series, I didn't know it so thanks for introducing it to me but in any case I love the covers! So pretty and funny.

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    1. It's the covers that drew me in to the series too :)

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  11. Predictability can be annoying sometimes, but it sounds like it was still a good read. Nice review!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. Light and bubbly, I need to break the seriousness of my week with this

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  12. I would've never considered this series with those covers, but your review has me convinced. I'll keep it in mind when I'm in the mood for women's fiction. Thanks for the review!

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    1. We all need women's lit once in a while ;)

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  13. I read these kind of books occasionally to break up the UF/PRN :)

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  14. Those covers are definitely totally cute! Although, admittedly, this probably wouldn't be my go-to kind of book. lol!! But so glad you enjoyed it. :))
    Thanks for stopping by @ Notebook Sisters!

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  15. I've not heard of this series, Braine. It sounds fun even if formulaic. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'll have to check it out. :)

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