Friday, July 02, 2010
Well I just had to get back to the computer in order to share a (new?) book that I just finished, that just tickled me pink. (I love the cover artwork too.) Not exactly a work of great literature (nor was it intended to be) ... a bit rough in patches, but well written (hooray!), and very much worth a summer read, especially for women who:
* have ever been abused or known someone who has been abused;
* have ever had Justice Fantasies about someone who has hurt them;
* have a good sense of humor;
* can handle a little bit of bad language every now and then ... not overdone;
* have a soft place in their hearts for comfortable, sweet Southern dialect;
* have ever wondered about unusual ways a rotary cutter could be used (and I don't mean slicing pizza!)
A Bad Day for Sorry:
This little book (280 pages ... anything under 400 pages is "little" to me) was a fast and fun read. It bills itself as a crime novel, but it's really much more than that. I won't tell you much more than that our heroine, Stella Hardesty, is a 50-year-old widow who had "dispatched her abusive husband with a wrench" before the story opens, and a few years later, is "so busy delivering home-style justice, helping other women deal with their own abusive husbands and boyfriends, that she's barely got time to run her sewing shop."
I fell in love with Stella, her soft heart and hard ways. There are other characters who will surprise you, too -- it's not only Stella's own personality that teaches us not to judge a book by its cover!
As soon as I closed the cover on the last page, I immediately started looking for another book by this author, and found out that this was her first novel! She does have another one out, called "A Bad Day for Pretty", but so far, it's only in hardback, and I must wait for it in paperback ... I'll let you know when that one comes out too. It's so rare that I find an author that I really like, and Sophie Littlefield is one ... I just wanted to share my enjoyment of this book with you.
I've been loving these past few rainy days in San Antonio ... too gloomy to go outside, just perfect reading weather. Now back to Studio cleaning!