Friday, July 15, 2016

The Girl in Seat 24B by Jennifer Peel {Review}

The Girl in Seat 24B by Jennifer Peel
Kindle Edition, 244 pages
Published November 29th 2014 by Jennifer Peel
One red eye flight and ten years of marriage later, Carly Bishop had what she considered a practically perfect life. Her journalist husband and her two adorable children were everything to her. But soon she would find out that her dream life didn't fall in line with her husband's expectations.

Left alone to sort out the pieces of her crumbling life, Carly finds strength in her children and her growing relationship with her in-laws. Most importantly, she finds her greatest strength as she builds a friendship with herself.

This is a beautiful story of one woman's strength and determination as she finds the will to move forward and be happy while the life she had grown to love crumbles around her. It is a story of a man who has lost his way and may lose it all if he can't find his way back. The Girl in Seat 24B is a story of love and forgiveness.


My Review: 5 Stars

Love at first sight. Sometimes it happens and a true and everlasting love is formed. That's exactly what seems to happen with Michael and Carly. Until he decides one day that he's done playing house.

Ms. Peel is fantastic at writing a story that immediately draws a reader in and holds him/her captive. Told in first person, I felt like I was right there, witnessing the events as they unfolded. Of course, I only got Carly's side of the story and it would sure be interesting to see what in the world is going through Michael's mind. He is completely hot and cold...and absolutely confusing! He'll say something, but then his actions contradict. He has a few moments where he is likable, but for the most part, he's kind of a jerk. I was stunned that after 10+ years of marriage, he didn't feel that he could air his true feelings and kept Carly in the dark, not allowing her to do anything to help. Marriage is something that has to be constantly worked on. Through it all, Carly's relationship develops in a positive way with her in-laws, and I loved seeing that happen.

I had forgotten what this book was about, as I read the synopsis a long time ago, and was taken by surprise at the many emotions that I felt. Carly is such a strength and influence and her journey is told in such a heartbreaking, yet positive way. Although it is a sad tale, I never felt bogged down by negativity and really enjoyed it all, as it captured my attention and had me flying through the pages. 

Jennifer Peel really makes her characters come to life and I feel like I really know these people and that they are my dear friends. Well done!

Content: mild romance (intimate implications, some innuendo, brief kissing). Clean, but subject matter is probably for an older reader.


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About the Author

Jennifer PeelJennifer Peel is the mother of three amazing kiddos. Wife to her one and only for the past twenty-one years. Lover of late night talks, beach vacations, the mountains, pink bubble gum ice cream, tours of model homes, and southern living. She can frequently be found with her laptop on, fingers typing away, indulging in chocolate milk, and writing out the stories that are constantly swirling through her head.


  1. I've been seeing a couple of her books around lately. Great review. I'm going to have to try this author:)

  2. Love your review! And I loved this book! All of Jennifer's books are AMAZING! I am SO glad you introduced me to her books! Best. Decision. EVER! ;)