Monday, June 7, 2010
Three Great Reviews!
I've been busy reading, but haven't had much time to blog so I am going to do three reviews at one time. This time I will not be giving my take on each one separately. Suffice it to say that you can't go wrong with any of these books. I enjoyed all of them and I think you will, too. Here we go!
BEYOND SUMMER BY LISA WINGATE: When soon-to-be college student Tam Lambert learns that her family's finances are collapsing, the life she's known is forever changed. Her father, facing prosecution for financial schemes, has fled to Mexico. Their upscale home is in foreclosure. Tam, her high maintenance stepmother, and four preschool age siblings have no choice but to move to a tiny house owned by her father's company. Householders, in a changing Dallas neighborhood called Blue Sky Hill.
New resident Shasta Williams knows nothing of real estate schemes when she and her husband purchase a cozy little home. For her it's the perfect place for her children to grow up. better yet it is getting to know Tam, right across the street. But even as Tam and Shasta form a bond, something about Tam's family doesn't add up. When you use of Householder's corrupt mortgage schemes breaks, and neighbors realize that barring a miracle, they will soon be forced from their homes, new friendships and old loyalties are tested.
Over the span of a summer, in the most unlikely of places, two young women discover a strength and maturity that no amount of money could provide. In helping each other to do the impossible, a find that even in Blue Sky Hill, life altering relationships and amazing possibilities can begin to blossom...