I found the book to be easily readable, however, the flipping back and forth between decades was a bit disconcerting. Maybe I am just getting too old and cannot follow the story line as well as I used to ??? But I did enjoy the return of the characters, with an ending.
I loved this book. Landvik recaptures her memorable characters beautifully. The story celebrates how small kindnesses and acts of everyday kindness resonate and come back to us tenfold, without ever once becoming preachy or cloying. A good balance of laughs, tears & Thor's birdhouses. Once in a Blue Moon Lodge was like a trip home after being away for too long. Highly recommended!
This Lorna Landvik book is good and follows in the "Patty Jane's House of Curl" tradition. The book is really a long lesson in tolerance. The book deals with eating disorders, mental illness, brain damage, divorce and remarriage, pregnancy without marriage, and a host of other social topics. It doesn't delve into anything too deeply. It is a sweet, easy, quick read if that is what you are looking for.
Like a beautiful cream puff, I had no I idea I was getting a full meals worth of calories. Meaning I set the book down laughing, enchanted with the joy of people living well. Then in open minutes I find myself realizing how dense, complicated and involved the characters had become. I learned a lot and laughed even more. Great read. Thank you Lorna for shining a spotlight on what is right and funny at this time and in Minnesota.
I was stunned at the speed this book went! Patti Jane's House of Curl was my first Lorna Landvik book and I have looked for a new release ever since. After reading everything to date I loved going back to her families life. If you love Lorna, you will adore this book.