Review: Other People’s Houses by Abbi Waxman


As the longtime local carpool mom, Frances Bloom is sometimes an unwilling witness to her neighbors’ private lives. She knows her cousin is hiding her desire for another baby from her spouse, Bill Horton’s wife is mysteriously missing, and now this…

After the shock of seeing Anne Porter in all her extramarital glory, Frances vows to stay in her own lane. But that’s a notion easier said than done when Anne’s husband throws her out a couple of days later. The repercussions of the affair reverberate through the four carpool families–and Frances finds herself navigating a moral minefield that could make or break a marriage.


4.5 stars! Happy pub day to Abbi Waxman and Berkley Books!

I have not laughed out loud this much and this loud at a book in who knows how long. One hilarious line after another. I bow down to your comedic delivery, Ms. Abbi Waxman. She has taken some serious topics and added some light to them, well done.

I found the central character of Frances to be my favorite – she was absolutely hilarious, and I kinda wish she was a real person because I would want to be her friend. This cast of characters all had their quirks and I found them all to be very real.

I’m actually sad this one is over, I’m going to miss these crazy characters – gimme more Abbi Waxman now! And lucky for me, I just found Waxman’s previous book at a used book sale last week and I jumped around a bunch of people to get my hands on that one stat.

Definitely for adult eyes only! – Rated R for language and adult situations.

This was a Traveling Sisters group read and I loved hearing everyone’s thoughts.

Thank you to Elisha at Berkley for sending me an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Mellisa I posted my review for this on my blog today as well, and I want to be Francis‘s friend as well, we should all do lunch!😍
    You’d have to come to California though, LOL

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    • thebookcollective · April 4

      I’m in!!!😊 I loved your review and thank you for clearing up what AYSO is!

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      • LOL! I saw your comment on my review and I responded to it, but it is so hard to keep track of all that! I can hardly keep up with my own stuff, well truth be told I can’t!🙃

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      • thebookcollective · April 4

        I use the app and I never get notified when someone replies to my comments! But thanks for responding! And I can’t keep track either😂

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  2. Michele · April 6

    I’ll have to add this to my TBR….too bad our go zone isn’t this exciting!! Lol!

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