Friday, May 7, 2010

Book Review: Susannah's Garden

Debbie Macomber's books never disappoint. EVER. Susannah comes back to her hometown to deal with a mom with failing mental capabilities and a 20 year old daughter that is getting mixed up with the wrong guy.

As always, Debbie focuses more on relationships rather than love and passion. Her books touch your heart, because there's something about everyone's life in Debbie's book.

Susannah is in a rut when she goes home to Corville. She's frustrated with life and maybe a little bit frustrated with her husband Joe, and she's been dreaming about her high school sweetheart. Coming home and catching up with her old friends and discovering family secrets makes her determined to find out what happened to that ex (Jake).

She gets way more than she bargained for in the process. The story takes on a bit of a suspenseful turn when she hires a PI to find Jake.

The last chapters will definitely surprise most readers and it really makes for a happy ending for more than just Susannah and her family.

Debbie has created such wonderful character's; Susannah, the dutiful daughter, unsure of her marriage and how to deal with her mother, Vivian, her mother who is having a hard time coping with the loss of her husband and the changes in her mental health, Chrissie, the young daughter, a bit spoiled and longing for fun for the summer, Carolyn, Susannah's longtime friend who is finally willing to let herself fall in love.

When you read the book, these characters will become your friends and neighbors and when you finish the last page, it will be like saying goodbye to old friends. This is a definite winner.


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