If you’ve ever watched one of those ‘prepper’ reality TV shows, you might think that the people they portray are crazy – or you might secretly agree with them.
Della’s Diary is the story of how Della – a normal wife, mother and writer – slowly finds herself slipping into the prepper lifestyle. All she wants to do is protect the people she cares about, but instead she faces a growing rift with her husband, and surprising life changes.
Being a mom is a lot like being a prepper. It’s all about being prepared for the most common crises, with enough extra supplies to help you handle pretty much anything that might come your way.
Although I probably should carry some peanut-free granola bars in case I ever have to feed a kid with a peanut allergy. It’s always a toss-up whether another parent is horrified when they see me feeding my son peanuts, or whether they high five me for refusing to bow down to the establishment.
Maybe I need to hang around with different parents.
Anyway, we’re ready. Bring on the party!
From the Author
Della just wants to protect the people she cares about, but her husband isn’t onboard. As this diary-style novel unfolds, she finds herself facing a growing rift in her marriage.
So Della does what any reasonable person would do – hides her growing enthusiasm for prepping, with a plan to reveal everything at the perfect moment. What could go wrong?
What she doesn’t count on is life’s ability to throw a surprising twist or two in the mix.
Della’s Diary is a journey of self-discovery. As the story progresses, Della finds that she’s capable of more than she realizes, and gains a measure of independence that every woman longs for. Readers enjoy the strong female lead, and while she’s a flawed character, she’s also sympathetic and realistic.
I totally wasn’t expecting the direction the book took, but Della is a relatable and compelling character.
Della is just like a friend of mine, if that friend was maybe a little too concerned about improbable things happening. I love how she feels like a real person, like someone I know.