Review of “Clarissa – Awakening”, by Jack Lauriger @Jacek_Lauriger

Clarissa is a woman who has made a vow to make changes in her life and bring the spark back into her marriage. She’s in her 30’s, married with two teenage children. She works for a beverage company as an HR Manager.

Clarissa is finding her life to be dull and routine. She is tired of the routine and wants to rekindle the spark with her husband Jonathan and find some excitement in their relationship. Jonathan is a probate lawyer and likes the routine their life has become. Clarissa has always been a woman who likes a little bit of adventure and spontaneity, but as she has matured, she has curbed it and maintained the decorum expected of her.

I enjoyed this story. It was a bit different than what I generally read, but the story is well written and insightful as well as entertaining to read. I really liked the chapter about her teacher at school, I think it was probably my favorite. I loved reading about Puchi. I found the part about Poland to be insightful, and interesting.

I could relate to Clarissa in the sense of her relationship with her husband and children. I think that when some women reach a certain age, and their children don’t need them the same as they did when they were younger, we look for something to keep us feeling as if we are needed and wanted. Clarissa’s desire to rekindle the spark in her marriage is a natural feeling.

This is the first book in a series and I look forward to reading more about Clarissa and her search for who she is now that her children are older and find their way in life. I give this book a 4.5 star review and hope to read more about Clarissa in the future.

22nd May 2nd Awakening Cover

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