I have not met Mahaney. I can hardly wait to meet her. I loved her book….Meet Delaney.

I am far from a young, attractive, single girl. Yet, I could identify with this delightful story from beginning to end.

Warning: Do not read this book on an airplane, unless it is a private jet. After laughing my way across the country, a fellow passenger said…”I’ll
have what she is reading.”

Actually, I read Meet Delaney twice. The second time was with a friend. We read it together, commenting on every amusing and sad experience. When we finally glanced at the clock, it was 4:30 a.m. Do not read this book the night before an 8 a.m. meeting.

Mahaney is not afraid to take on big, controversial subjects, such as dating a married man and one night stands. I read these chapters with curious trepidation. Somehow, while never passing moral judgments for others, the author was able to write about life’s personal difficulties with honesty and integrity.

The chapter, “Advice – gratuitous and hard-earned,” which every woman, especially married women, would be wise to read, is worth the entire book.

I recommend that this excerpt be reprinted in every national woman’s magazine.

I read the part about granny pants and foul language to my son, a single man. He howled with laughter, told me that it had happened to him, and asked for a copy of the book.

Meet Delaney transcends all ages, stages and genders of readers. This book is realistic fiction at its best.

I am a professional book reviewer, formerly with a national magazine, now with a literary publication. I usually advise new, talented authors to keep their day job. I am suggesting to Jackie Mahaney that she get started immediately on a sequel to Meet Delaney.

Brenda Hill, Reviewer
Longboat Key, FL