Wednesday, October 14, 2015

It's Wednesday, what are you reading?

book description from inside flap,
At Madeline’s Tea Salon, the cozy hub of the Avalon community, local residents scrapbook their memories and make new ones. But across town, other Avalonians are struggling to free themselves of the past: Isabel Kidd is fixing up her ramshackle house while sorting through the complications of her late husband’s affair. Ava Catalina is mourning the love of her life and helping her young son grow up without his father. Local plumber Yvonne Tate is smart, beautiful, and new to Avalon, but finds that despite a decade of living life on her own terms, the past has a way of catching up—no matter where she goes. And Frances Latham, mother to a boisterous brood of boys, eagerly anticipates the arrival of a little girl from China—unprepared for the emotional roller coaster of foreign adoption.

Enter Bettie Shelton, the irascible founder of the Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society. Under Bettie’s guidance, even the most reluctant of Avalon’s residents come to terms with their past and make bold decisions about their future. But when the group receives unexpected news about their steadfast leader, they must pull together to create something truly memorable.

This was a    l o n g  read.  Chick Lit, which I've been enjoying over the past few weeks.  Just a nice story.


Vicki said...

Interesting! Sounds different, but like a good read. Not a big fan of long books though.

Jenny said...

I just can't commit to a novel, dear Irene. On my table beside me are The Valachi Papers (about the mafia) and Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow (about the doomed marriage of poet Paul Laurence Dunbar and his wife, Alice Ruth Moore). When I'm not sipping at those, I'm reading poetry. xoxo

National Pet Day...

This is our pet cat, he lived with us for 18 years, adopted from a shelter, best cat ever. RIP Keahan