It was such a good read, with great characters and some good twists and turns. It's about 4 women who are neighbors and despite their huge differences, they are brought together to give service. I love it when I find a good author who I can share with my daughters. I read on Emilie Richard's facebook page that she is currently writing the sequel, and I love a series!
I loved Shannon Hale's AUSTENLAND, and this is her latest novel just out in hardcover, THE ACTOR AND THE HOUSWIFE. At first I wasn't sure I would like it because one of the characters is a Mormon housewife, but it is very, very good and she represents the church well. (Shannon Hale is a member). The writing just sucks you in and I couldn't put it down. I ended up loving this book. It's not at all predictable.
I definitely think one of my happiness keys is all the great books that come out for summer reading! Janet Evanovich#15 was great and I can't wait to tackle the new books by Mary Alice Monroe, Nora Roberts, Rebecca Wells and Dorothy Benton Frank! Yippee! But for now, I've put myself on reading restriction until I make a dent in my list of chores. At least now I can cross off catching up on my blog!