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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Review ~ The Guest House


Published: March 16th 2010 by Bay Tree Publishing (first published 2010)
Details: Paperback, 218 pages

* I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review

Rating:
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
On a summer afternoon, Melba Burns witnesses a nightmare collision. The unknown bicyclist dies in her arms, ending Melba's desire for success at any cost. She settles into her boxy old farmhouse trying to find a simpler peace. But Melba's stunning new roommate JoLee Garry only magnetizes messes and trouble-she brings a series of unexpected guests who transform Melba's fruitful solo life into something different, darker, and better.
Review:
I was asked if I would read and review this book a little while ago. I can honestly say that this was a very interesting book to read. Though in the beginning I had a little bit of a difficult time tracking the story, which lead to the rating it got. It would start with Melba and then move on to another character and then another. I got a little bit confusing after a little while. But being the trooper that I am I carried on. After the little character "mistep" the story really started to shape and form and it became one that I had a hard time putting down. Overall, even with the confusion in the beginning it held my interest. I needed to know what happened next. When it all came together, as I said a little further up, the book became hard to put down.
The characters are all very believeable and real. These are people that you can very easily identify with....you might even know a few in REAL LIFE. The overall story is centered around a good soul who likes to help others who are going through rough times. This story also is chock full of different emotions...hurt, anger, hope and deceit, such to name a few.
If you would like to learn more about the author here are a couple of links. This first link is to an essay recently posted by Good Morning America where the author talks about the book and spirituality in general and the second link is to SpiritualMediaBlog where they conducted a 20 minute interview with the author.



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