I listened to this book on CD from the library. I love everything by Joshilyn Jackson and I really love her books on CD because the author reads them. Her thick southern accent and her high pitched voice really evoke her unique characters and the crazy situations they find themselves in. This story is about a woman and man who meet while being held hostage at the Circle K. The random event brings them together and shapes and changes them in ways they never could have predicted. It's funny and touching and sad and ultimately triumphant. If you don't read this book, PLEASE read something by this author. I promise you won't regret it.
If you like to laugh out loud at wildly inappropriate but spot on accurate life observations, this is the book for you. (I will caution that it contains a few sensitive adult themes and some curse words.) The story is about a divorced couple who reunite after decades to support one another in some major life changing events. It's funny, and interesting and downright hilarious in places. It's also touching and tender hearted at times. I am very glad I listened to this book on CD from the library. I highly recommend it.
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This story set during WWII is about a family of very privileged young adults who travel to Scotland during the worst of the war and how they find themselves in a small village with folks whose lives are very different from anything they've ever experienced before. Some of the characters are rather disgusting but others show so much heart and mercy and tenderness. It's a great story. I loved the author's other book, Water for Elephants so much that I didn't think this one could be as good. Glad I was wrong!
To be honest, I haven't finished this book yet. I started it a couple of nights ago when I was way too tired. So I had to restart it again. And now I know I'm going to like it, but I need to hurry because it's almost due back at the library! It was recommended in a book group I belong to on Facebook and I honestly get more good recommendations there than anywhere else.
And if you are curious about what is waiting on my bookshelf...
This Tender Land
The Oysterville Sewing Circle
City Of Girls
Turn of the Key
On the Come Up
Before She Knew Him
The Bride Test
The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Clockmaker's Daughter
The Age Of Light
The Boleyn Inheritance
World Without End
And that's just one shelf, there are more, not to mention the request list at the library. I better get busy!
Enjoy every story!
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Thanks for your reading suggestions. Do you buy all those books? You must have a lot of books shelves!ReplyDelete
I listen to audio books from our library (free of charge). I usually am not able to get the most current books you suggest, but I always try. Or I'll get an older book from the author. Like now I just checked out Water for Elephants. I'll listen to it next week on the way to my daughter's house.
Thank you...I haven't read ANY of them...they are now on the list. DO read THIS TENDER LAND. I just finished it and I LOVED it.ReplyDelete
I enjoy all of your blog posts but really look forward to the reading list. I haven't read any of these (!) but glad you have Unsheltered and The Clockmaker's Daughter on your list-they were both very good. Now, should I sew or read first today? :)ReplyDelete