Five Minutes With Maggie...Underneath It All
Underneath It All by Margo Candela
In a traditional immigrant family, it's tough going against the grain. In her Mexican-American family, Jacquelyn seems like the black sheep, even though her older brother who lives at home has a dead-end job, and her father never seems to get off the couch. But, she just got divorced; she took a position as a personal assistant to the mayor's wife; she's dating a married man. Her parents are worried, but Jacquelyn's journey is all about finding herself among her eccentric, overprotective family, her wonderful, caring friends and a neurotic, self-indulgent boss. Her adventures along the way are sometimes shocking but always hilarious.
Margo Candela's writing style is casual and entertaining. Jacquelyn is a character you can't help but like because she seems like an everyday gal – honest, hardworking, hopeful. She does make some bad decisions along the way, but as she learns (or doesn't learn) her lessons, you can't help but cross your fingers for her to come out on top.-Maggie Marton