Review - What We Do for Love by Anne Pfeffer

By Carmen, 23 July 2019
My Copy of the Book

Year Published: 2019

Genre: Women’s Fiction with tiny splashes of romance


Thirty-eight-year-old Nicole Adams has given up on finding love. The single mother prefers to focus on a few things that she cherishes--her sixteen-year-old son Justin, her friends, and her art.

When she convinces a major museum to show a piece of her work, and she thinks her career has finally turned a corner, her son brings home a girl, Daniela, to spend the night. Daniela's parents have thrown her out of the house: she is pregnant with Justin's child. Shattered, Nicole feels she has no choice but to take the girl in.

She finds herself falling in love with Daniela, but increasingly troubled by the behavior of the girl’s icy, tormented mom and hard-drinking, hard-fisted dad.

Nicole struggles as fear and deceit enter her formerly peaceful life. Forced to deal with people she doesn't trust or like, fearful for the future of both her son and the grandchild they're expecting, Nicole wonders if she can do what she tells Justin to do: always have faith in yourself and do the right thing.

About the Author:

Award-winning novelist Anne Pfeffer grew up in Phoenix, Arizona reading prodigiously, riding horses, and avoiding rattlesnakes and scorpions. After living in Chicago and New York, she escaped back to the land of sunshine in Los Angeles. She has worked in banking and as a pro bono attorney, representing abandoned children in adoption and guardianship proceedings. Anne has a daughter living in New York and is the author of four books in the YA/New Adult genres.

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Author Website: Anne Pfeffer Author Website

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My Take on the Book:

This was a bit of a light women’s fiction book – one that delves lightly into some serious topics.

In the beginning, the story switches between the present, and delves a little bit into Nicole Adam’s past – with this book being told from Nicole’s perspective.

I think the author got across the idea that was the intention for this book – I ended up giving it a four star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Last Word:

It was nice to read a little bit of a lighter book; and will most likely read another book by this author in the future.