The book is one of Jeffries' better ones, a twist on the woman-saves-man type. Well-developed, endearing characters. Lots of sensuality, but not too much sex. The narrator, however, needs voice acting lessons. His vocal portrayals of most of the characters annoyed me, and he often was overly emphatic in the narration. I enjoyed the book despite him.
Sarah Addison Allen lives up to her track record: an addictive book about a small town and the possibilities inherent in even the most painful of human relationships. It's a book about grown-ups finally growing up, and love, and being a teenager, and prejudice, and good, old-fashioned cooking. At the very end I wished she'd satisfied my craving by recording the promised conversation, but maybe the best ending for this book is about the possibilities of the future. Highly recommended: good for escapism OR reflecting.
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