Tuesday, August 16, 2011

What Alice Forgot

I guess this is my last completed book for the summer!!
Wish I had another two weeks of summer....I would be sure to finish another book or two...
This book was enjoyable -- kind of a "beach read" ...the author is from Australia and Alice is an active "Mum" of three children....it is amazing how her life changes dramatically in 10 years.

Here is the "do-dah" on the back cover summarizing the book..
Alice Love is twenty-nine years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! she HATES the gym!) and discovers that she’s actually thirty-nine, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.

A good book....pretty scary how Alice loses her memory after a fall off of an exercise bike! I enjoyed her three children (even though she didn't remember them at all after the fall)...they gave her a run for her money. There is a sweet child, a studious child, and one that is a real toot! Alice Love was a very social "Mum" and did everything she could for her kids....there are two little side stories about a Grandma figure named "Frannie" and also about Alice's sister named "Elizabeth"...those two stories also keep the book very interesting! If you get a chance read it...it is an easy read.....I sure would wish that memory loss on anyone!

Monday, August 01, 2011

Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle

One of my favorite authors is Ann B. Ross...she writes the BEST Southern Fiction Series I have ever read!  She started the series in 1999 and I sit on the edge of my seat for a new one to be published. Ann Ross has written 12 books about Miss Julia and her adventures....she is an amazing, funny, spunky older southern lady that has been through just about everything humanly possible!
The latest book in the series ~ #12!
Each one of Miss Julia's books gets better and better.....Miss Julia's widowed husband's mistress, Hazel Marie, had twin girls in this book (she has recently married and her husband loves the babies like crazy) ~ One of the little girls had the exact same name as my Grandmother ~ Lillian Mae!  That was so cool to me....the babies got over colic and began taking pacifers by the end of the book and the babies were held by every lady in town. Miss Julia's house is always a crowded house....full of family and friends. I love Miss Julia!! What a great way to end my reading for the summer. I just noticed on Ann B. Ross' website that there will be another Miss Julia book out in 2012!! Yippee....I can't wait!