Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Better Get to Livin' - Book Review

Idgie Says:

A fun, fun read. I would call this book a wholesomely written novel that doesn't become twee or cloying in that wholesomeness. The characters are bright and real, the story keeps you well entertained and while there is a definite darkness to the tale, there is enough levity within the pages to offset that and make this a light and happy read. 

Also, ghosts.  A LOT of ghosts.  

Sally has written two previous novels and I now that I have experienced and enjoyed her style of writing, I plan to go back and read them also.  

A perfect novel to take to the pool or beach with you.


Kensington Press
May 31, 2016

Smart, witty, and delightfully offbeat, this new novel from the author of The Happy Hour Choir and Bittersweet Creek is an uplifting story about following your heart, even when it leads to the last place you'd expect…

Presley Cline has put aside dreams of Hollywood stardom and come back to Ellery, Tennessee, to work in a beauty shop. In truth, the dreams in question were more her mother's than her own. Presley may have the face and body of a movie icon, but she lacks the stomach for it. Yet a loving relationship and normal home life seem almost as unattainable as an Oscar. Being able to see and speak to dead people certainly isn't helping.

Presley's first job, beautifying "clients" at the Anderson Funeral Home, is quite a change from working on a movie set. The place is home to dozens of ghosts all hoping that Presley can help them move on--and also one very-much-alive owner, Declan Anderson. Like Presley, Declan is caught between following family expectations and his own aspirations.

But with a little meddling from loved ones and locals--both living and dead--Presley is starting to see that life is too short not to be who you want to be, and the most rewarding journeys involve some unexpected detours…