Wednesday, February 21, 2024

The Trouble With You by Ellen Feldman

It is post World War II, and we meet Fanny Fabricant, her husband, Max, and their daughter Chloe.

Fanny was the lucky one because her husband came back from the war.

She wasn’t lucky for too long, though, because her life changed one night.

We follow Fanny as she goes to work much to the gossiping of other women at this time because women didn't work, but she had no choice.

THE TROUBLE WITH YOU dragged until mid point, caught my interest after that, but it still wasn’t a book I was anxious to get back to even though Ms. Feldman’s writing and research were well done. 

My favorite character was Chloe…she was so sweet and  innocent. 

Fanny was a well-thought-out character and one ahead of her time.

I enjoyed following Fanny and was hoping for the best for her in the social attitudes of this era.  

The ending was satisfying, and the book will be enjoyed by historical fiction fans and women’s fiction fans. 4/5

Thank you to the publisher for a copy of this book.  All opinions are my own.


  1. It's a good one...enjoy if you read it.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. I just finished a book on post WWII which is a winner.

    1. Can you share the title please?

      Thanks for your comment, Mystica.