2024 Reading Challenge

2024 Reading Challenge
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Thursday, January 29, 2009

REVIEW for Family Plots

A big thank you to Paula at Author Marketing Experts Inc. for sending this one to me!

TITLE: Family Plots
AUTHOR: Mary Patrick Kavanaugh
GENRE: Fiction
RATING: 4 Stars

I like books with strong main characters who are on a search for the "right" of their lives and Family Plots is one of those books. I love the opening sentence in the Prologue: "Experts claim that the secret to a happy relationship isn't sex, children, money or even love. It has much more to do with the power of self-deception....". As soon as I read that, I knew that this book was not going to be all about sugar and spice and everything nice!

What follows is the story of Mary, a wonderfully smart, confused, interesting and searching main character. She is trying to find some joy and serenity - to have a happy family for herself and her child. However, what she wants and what destiny want will often come face to face with each other and from this, comes the wonderful storytelling of author Mary Patrick Kavanaugh.

You will laugh, cry, get irritate and basically cheer for Mary, as she struggles, laughs, cries and forges on to find the kind of life that she believes is possible for her and her daughter. Mary makes bad choices, especially in the men department, but on the road, she meets a wonderful bunch of people who will add to this storyline.

The only thing that did not grab me was the cover - I think a way better cover could have been chosen for this book.

I liked this book from the very first sentence to the very last!


Wall-to-wall books said...

Thanks sounds like my kind of book.
Thanks for the great review.

avisannschild said...

This sounds like an interesting book, Tina! I must agree about the cover, though; when I first saw it, I assumed it was non-fiction.

Kristie said...

This sounds like another winner! You seem to be on a great stretch for the month of January of great books.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good read. Thanks for the review.

Reyna Meinhardt said...
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Reyna Meinhardt said...

Thanks for the terrific review! I think the cover looks neat and catchy actually! Thats just my opinion though :)

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