Book Review: It’s Not My Favorite by Rue

22174034Title: It’s Not My Favorite (The Lake Effect Series #1)

Author: Rue

Genre: Chick Lit

Publisher: Sittin’ On A Goldmine Publications LLC

Pages: 312 pages

Date Published: April 21, 2014




The Hutchinson sisters grew up under the piercing, pious stare of a preacher’s wife. Plagued by her ever-disappointed refrain, “Well, it’s not my favorite.” Their search to find their own way in the world has not been a screaming success. Gwenn is a good girl, a responsible girl… a miserable girl. Her steady diet of vivid fantasies is the only part of her life she enjoys. She daydreams of new parents, a more exciting job and an actual love life. She struggles to run a business as “The Organizer,” while she stacks relationship carcasses in the closet of her own completely unorganized life. Her only real friend is her younger sister, Rachel. Rachel is outgoing, risque and happily gay. The only people who don’t know this little secret are her judgmental parents, Pastor Ed and Shirley. Rachel struggles mightily to dodge her mother’s constant attempts to set her up with “nice Christian boys”; while holding down a job at the bakery and keeping up with her rock-star girlfriend! Gwenn uncovers a photo that brings her imaginary world careening into reality. She’s forced to ask herself if wealthy artist, Daniel Gregory is the answer she’s been seeking or a grand delusion. Break-ups, meltdowns, family secrets, wild nights and finally a journey of self-discovery to exotic New Zealand keep Gwenn and Rachel stumbling toward independence. So grab your parka and join the Hutchinson girls, as they experience the Lake Effect in Duluth, Minnesota!


I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

It’s Not My Favorite is women’s fiction and a nice break from all of the fantasy and horror I’ve been reading lately. It’s a quick read that will make you laugh and make you cry.

The characters are believable and Rachel and Gwenn are actually in better shape emotionally than many people would be after being raised by their judgmental parents. They have a great relationship that many sisters would envy. The thing I liked most was that Gwenn and Daniel Gregory each have a lot of issues but, for the most part, they act like adults. That’s not real common in this genre.

I recommend It’s Not My Favorite to anyone who enjoys chick lit.


About the Author:

8-12-2014 9-30-23 PMRue graduated from Pepperdine University in Southern California with a degree in Journalism. Her intimate knowledge of the Midwestern United States, the inordinate amount of time she spent in its churches’ pews and her unique parentage make her an expert on life after religion. Having moved 17 times by the time she graduated from high school Rue has seen more than her share of the Great Plains. She never stayed in one place long enough to make human friends. Her best friends were all characters from her beloved books; and the love of reading led to a lifelong passion for writing.