Who Got Liz Gardner

Fiction - Chick Lit
522 Pages
Reviewed on 08/30/2011
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Author Biography

Liz is a Florida girl - born and raised in the Sunshine State. Her career path has spanned from physical to fiscal to literary starting in nutrition,then riding the roller coaster we call the stock market as a financial advisor and ultimately penning her first book at age 49. Before meeting her husband and marrying in 1992 Liz lived in New York City and Los Angeles. In 1995 she had a child but fear and impatience with unpredictable earthquakes in California motivated her to move back to Florida in 1999 - just in time for that y2k scare...

Liz' debut novel "Who Got Liz Gardner" was published in April 2009 as the result of an international contest and is now enjoying tremendous popularity in book clubs around the world. Book Two in the "Liz" series - "Discovering Arugula" was released January of 2011. Her short story "Radiance" was published in the 2009 winter edition in Literary Magic Magazine and also in the anthology “Wisdom of Our Mothers”. Liz' writes tongue-in-cheek articles for Brite Magazine - a popular women's magazine in Central Florida. She also does speaking engagements about women, relationships, choices and consequences.
Liz lives with her husband, daughter and Catahoula Leopard dog. Her unrealized dream is to ride horseback across the fields of Provence for one week.(This will updated upon completion!) In the meantime, she rides dressage once a week and goes to Epcot. She practices her high school French when she orders crepes.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Marian K for Readers' Favorite

"Who Got Liz Gardner" by Elizabeth Allen is about a young woman growing up in the 70's and as she matures into a woman through the 80's and 90's. She desperately tries not to follow in her mother's footsteps (married 5 times and still looking for a new husband) or those of her father (a psychiatrist and full-time philanderer). The story follows Liz as she deals with her parents' divorce, goes off to college, and pursues her acting career in New York and beyond. Liz likes men, good food, and well, great sex; we get to sample all of these and more in the book.

What woman doesn't want a friend who not only has the backbone to say whatever she wants but also does whatever she wants? Liz Gardner is that friend, and she tries to live every day of her life without regret. The frank language and sexual descriptions in the book lend itself nicely to how real people speak and act. Looking for a little juicy Hollywood gossip? Interested in who Liz was with last night? Liz won't hold back with anyone, including her mother. If you are looking for an easy read that is scandalous and steamy, pick up "Who Got Liz Gardner" and spend a little time with Liz.