As you may guess, I get a lot of books for review. I'm trying desperately to get through the requests that I have before the end of the year. So, I asked my mother-in-law if she'd be interested in reading one of the books I had to see what she thought. Here's what she had to say about The Long Way Home by Karen McQuestion.
The Long Way Home by Karen McQuestion-Adult Chick-lit
Paperback given by author for review
Four women bound by chance take the trip of a lifetime in Karen McQuestion's fifth novel The Long Way Home. For Wisconsinites Marnie, Laverne and Rita, life isn?t working out so well. Each is biding time, waiting for something better, something to transport them out of what their lives have recently become. And then there's Jazzy: bubbly, positive, and happy even though she hears voices of the departed. Brought together by a chance meeting, the women decide to join Marnie on a road trip from Wisconsin to Las Vegas where she intends to reunite with Troy, the boy she raised as her own ? and who she's been separated from since her boyfriend's death. Little do they know that as the road trip unfolds, so will their lives ? in directions they never anticipated. Humorous, heartwarming, and bittersweet, the journey has something special in store for each woman.
I LOVED The Long Way Home! I did not expect to love it. When I read the blurb about what the book was about, I wasn't real excited. Even the beginning was o.k.....but then once I got the into the characters and their personalities, I didn't want to put it down. I kept envisioning this book as a movie and who who would play the characters. (I can so see Shirley MacLaine as Laverne!) The way Karen McQuestion wrote these characters and how she got all of their personalities to mesh along with each of their stories, is amazing. I really didn't want it to end when it did. I FELT these women and cared about them. I never would have picked this book to read but am SO GLAD I did. This would make a great chick flick! I'm dead serious!
I'm looking forward to reading this one too!