Save What’s Left by Elizabeth Castellano
Published: June 27, 2023
Genre: Women’s Humorous Fiction
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Elizabeth Castellano grew up in a beach town. She lives in New York. Save What’s Left is her debut novel.
“I want to think anything is fabulous.”
Kathleen is recently divorced, and she decided to do something spontaneous. She sells her home and moves to what she thinks will be her dream beach house. But instead of a fresh start, a quiet life, and new friends, all Kathleen finds is an uphill battle against the zoning board and a neighbor who keeps her involved in the fight.
This wasn’t as funny as I was expecting. It was kind of heavy and a tad dark. Kathleen didn’t seem happy, and she just went through the motions with everything, even when she didn’t want to.
I found this more realistic than humorous, though there were some funny bits. Overall, it took me a while to get into the story and the never-ending fight with the zoning board.
For a debut novel, this was decent. The character development was fine; the scenery was described with excellent detail, making visualizing easy.