5 Star Review ☆ Confessions of a Failed Environmentalist: A Novel by Jennifer Ellis


Confessions of a Failed Environmentalist by Jennifer Ellis

Reviewed by Gloria

Alana is a divorced mother of two, working as a sustainability consultant.  This job promises to give her time to walk to pick the kids Katie & Duncan up from school.
The story opens with her running late from a meeting and having to drive her SUV to school to retrieve her progeny.
The characters are well written and throughly likable.  I don’t want to give the story away, but I highly recommend this humorous and touching read.
I’ve got your poolside book right here!

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Alana Matheson just wants to find love and do the right thing for the environment, even if it means boycotting school meatball day, forgoing the use of makeup, or getting entangled in a bet with her non-chicken-loving ex-husband over which of them can be the most environmentally conscious.

So when a mining company proposes developing a mine right in the middle of the community watershed, well, of course Alana is going to be on the front lines opposing the development.

Except she isn’t. To her own shock and dismay, she finds herself taking a job… with the mining company. Worse, she finds herself drawn to her attractive and mysterious boss, Nate: a capitalist mining executive. The enemy.

Alana struggles to do right by the community, deal with her feelings for Nate, and maintain her own environmental morals. But as the conflict over the mine heats up, it gets increasingly difficult to be on the “wrong side,” and both Nate and Alana are cracking under the pressure.

Part satire, part serious, Confessions of a Failed Environmentalist is about the cast of characters who seem to pop up in all environmental disputes, and how all of us fail sometimes to do the right thing for the environment, in both big and small ways.


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