Plan Bea by Hilary Grossman

Plan Bea by Hilary Grossman

We live our entire lives thinking we know those closest to us. But do we ever really?

On the outside, Annabel O'Conner has it all - the perfect husband, two adorable children, an amazing job, and a mother from hell! Just when she gives up trying to regain her overbearing mother's love, an unexpected call turns her world around and makes Annabel question everything she believes about her life. 

Could falling in love give a cold, stubborn, and selfish woman a second chance to open her heart back up to her family?

Beatrice Buchanan has spent more years than she can remember distancing herself from everyone close to her. She barely has a relationship with her grandchildren. The only time she manages to have a one way conversation with her daughter is during her weekly fifteen-minute commute to the nail salon. When Bea meets Walter on a cruise she realizes there may be more to life than designer clothes, killer handbags, and impressing the ladies at her posh country club. 

As the mother and daughter duo team up to plan "Long Island's wedding of the year" they confront the secrets and lies that have defined them. This humorous emotionally honest women's contemporary fiction novel will tug at your heartstrings and the twist ending will shock you.

Hey! Here's my review.

I first read Plan Bea back in September 2015 and loved it. You can read my original review and an interview with Hilary HERE

Plan Bea has a new cover and is now available as an audiobook. I jumped at the chance to listen to the audio in preparation for the sequel (which will be available soon) and I loved the story just as much this time around, even knowing the twists in advance. The narrator is brilliant - capturing the characters perfectly, from a small innocent boy to the snobby grandmother Bea. I don't often reread books these days so that in itself tells you how much I liked it. 

  • Where: Author Invitation
  • Format: Audiobook


  1. Thanks for the recommendation. Heading over to read the original review! Keep 'em coming!

  2. Where did you get your audiobook copy Renee? I've looked on our work catalogue and can't find either the book or audiobook version. It sounds great I'd like to,listen to it.


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