Lucky and Addy Lipton are planning a trip to Paradise (Costa Rica) and hoping to get their marriage back on track. But while loading the bags, Lucky throws out his back. While a maimed Lucky roots himself to the couch, Addy makes a big decision. It's time for things to change - even if that means making drastic choices that involve all the women of Parker, Pennsylvania.
©2008 Kristine Radish; (P)2008 Recorded Books
"Kris Radish sings the praises of sisterhood by creating an enticing world of women helping women to become the empowered individuals they were meant to be." (Booklist)
I like this author but I didn't think it was her best. Once I got quite a ways into the book I mostly enjoyed it. I thought it dragged in the beginning and I was tired of the smoking and drinking and bad choices people made. But, after a while the characters started to grow on me and I wanted to see what would happen. If I could have given a 3.5, I would have.
I was glad that Ms Radish did not make this all cute, and soft. It was frustrating, sad, and happy just like life. I love her books and each for a different reason. This is not like all the others, her characters are stuggling to find their way through life and questioning their furtures.
This was my first Barbara McCulloh listen
I listened to this while driving from Montana to Wyoming. I wanted to yell at both the wife and the husband for not being better communicators. They reminded me of many people I have met or known over the years.
I hae truly enjoyed Kris Radish's books over the years. Stories of strong women becoming empowered and finding their paths. But this one was just a waste of time. It was almost painful to read, and I found myself drifing off and away from the story.
Addy Lipton, the somewhat protagonist, is shakled to her husband Lucky, for whom the many years of marriage have anesthesized him into a lackluster existance governed by his overflowing garage, the Kingdom of Krap.
There is, of course, the straw that breaks Lucky's back and the couple retreat to their own worlds. The ending is very unsatisfactory, and if I had been Addy, I would have kicked Lucky to the curb long before this story ended. Radish needs to stick to stories of women.... let the guys fnd their own entertainment.
A total waste of time.
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