REVIEW – Is This All There Is? by Patricia Mann


Beth Thomas’ seemingly perfect life is about to take a detour. At thirty-five, she’s married to her college sweetheart, has two adorable kids, and finds fulfillment teaching part time at the local university.

But when a friend persuades her to go dancing on a rare night out, a chance meeting with a handsome former student changes the course of her life. Loud music, too much to drink, and the thrill of feeling young again lead to an unforgettable kiss that was never supposed to happen. Beth feels wanted again, listened to, cared for, but she knows it’s wrong.

She tries to put the memory behind her, but he pursues her, drawing Beth back to temptation. As she travels deeper into Dave’s world, Beth struggles to choose between what her mind says is right and what she truly craves.

My thoughts

This book raises so many conflicting feelings!! Let me begin by saying this book is an amazing piece of literature. The writing style was so smooth and logical. I love a book like this because I can really focus on the characters and get inside the story. And oh what a story it was.

So…..I don’t know how you feel about adultery, but I am against it. I know there are some out there that don’t have strong feelings one way or another, but I have pretty strong beliefs about it. That being said, I was able to empathize with Beth and see how and why this was happening to her. I don’t think there is a better feeling than having a author that can take something I am so passionate about (no pun intended J) and bring me around to her way of thinking. This was HUGE for me. I was worried I would not be able to get over my feelings on the matter and really feel the character.

By the end I was thankful for Beth, but mad at her too. It was interesting. I have literally been sitting on this book for a while now because I couldn’t quit put my feelings together about it. There is not a doubt in my mind that I loved this book and I would recommend it to ANY WOMAN (maybe even some men). You need to sit down and push everything else away and really dig into this book!


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2 thoughts on “REVIEW – Is This All There Is? by Patricia Mann

  1. Wow! Thank you so much for this incredible review! It made me so happy. I really appreciate that you were able to understand and empathize with Beth, even though she made some terrible choices. Thanks again!

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