Finding Zelda

(4 customer reviews)


Zelda Bowen was the glue in her dysfunctional family, but who was holding her together?

When Bill Bowen ran off with a woman from his office, leaving no word of his whereabouts, he left his family reeling and angry. As always, Zelda, the middle of his three adult daughters, stepped in to keep the family functioning. It was something she was used to doing during her parents’ rocky marriage.

As Zelda puts her dreams and plans on hold to keep her crazy family going, her own life crumbles around her. Heaped on top are the family secrets she uncovers. Feeling trapped by her family and her own circumstances, it takes her irascible and snarky grandfather to show her the way out.

4 reviews for Finding Zelda

  1. Catrina P

    Zelda is the one who always seems to hold things together for her family, even if that means giving up her hopes and dreams. As everything around her begins to crumble, she gets some well needed encouragement from an unlikely source.

    Sue Ann Jaffarian has written a wonderful story dealing with family dynamics and being true to yourself. I love the moments of humor mixed in with the drama.

    Carrie Coello’s performance was well done. Her portrayal of Zelda fit perfectly.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

  2. Jocelyne

    This was my first Sue Ann Jaffarian’s book. This is the first book in the Zelda Bowen Series, a family drama. This is a great start to the Series. Zelda is an interesting character. Throughout her journey, Zelda learns more about herself, and her dysfunctional family. The relationship between Zelda and her grandfather is amazing. Looking forward to listen to the next book in the Series. Carrie Coello did a good job with the narration. #AudiobookUnleashed

  3. Laura

    I received this book for free. I am voluntarily posting this review and any opinions expressed herein are my own.

    This book centers on the MC Zelda trying to find her way after she experiences two life crises at the same time – loss of her job and her father abandoning her mother. This is well-written with some good humor and realistic family situations. What I enjoyed most was the heartwarming relationship Zelda creates with her grandfather during their road trip – I wish even more time had been spent on that. I will certainly look for other stories written by this author.

    The narrator, Carrie Coello, did a very good job. The voice she created for Pops [Zelda’s grandfather], in particular, was very good and fitting to the character.

  4. J. Hart

    The title Finding Zelda was perfect for this book. The main character, Zelda, allows her family to take advantage of her and she goes along for the sake of keeping the peace.

    The story begins with Zelda’s father abandoning the family and her losing her job and her home all within a short time. We are able to watch her personal growth as she road trips with her cranky, but endearing, granfather. As the relationship between the two of them grows, so does Zelda’s realization of what she wants out of life.

    This was my first book by this author but it won’t be the last. Sue Ann Jaffarian did a wonderful job taking us Zelda’s journey of self discovery and narrator Carrie Coello truly brings the characters to life.

    I was given this audio book at my request and am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion in this review.

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