Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.” —Groucho Marx

Monday, February 24, 2014

Morning Glory by Sarah Jio--a Review

Good Morning my Peeps!   I hope you have a fantastic day today!  I am enjoying myself as I have extra time to read and enjoy every word that meets my eye.    Thank God for vision!   we can travel to different times and faraway places through the words of an author.  I have learned much about different subjects, just by reading a good book.

I am probably the most fickle person on God's green earth.   One day I read Debbie Macomber and feel so satisfied, I just have to say she is my favorite author.   The next Sarah Jio hits the top of my reading list and she is my favorite author.     And soon I am reading Dan Walsh and realizing his words have such meaning and depth, well he has to be the best author I've ever read.   And on and on it goes.   Who is my favorite?

It will end up being a whole bunch of favorites...just like my grandkids.   With tongue in cheek I tell them each one is my favorite, always and forever.

My kids were always jealous of one another and would accuse me of liking the other child better .   Finally in his thirties, my son asked which one of the kids I liked the best, him or his sister.   I was so disgusted with this question, I put an end to it once and for all.   I replied, "truthfully, I never liked either on of you."    (Obviously that was indeed a lie), but it ended the nasty questioning once and for all.

However, today, I have a review for you of Sarah Jio's, Morning Glory.   She is one of several favorite authors.   Here is the synopsis from Goodreads:

New York Times bestselling author Sarah Jio imagines life on Boat Street, a floating community on Seattle’s Lake Union—home to people of artistic spirit who for decades protect the dark secret of one startling night in 1959

Fleeing an East Coast life marred by tragedy, Ada Santorini takes up residence on houseboat number seven on Boat Street. She discovers a trunk left behind by Penny Wentworth, a young newlywed who lived on the boat half a century earlier. Ada longs to know her predecessor’s fate, but little suspects that Penny’s mysterious past and her own clouded future are destined to converge.

From My Perspective:

I love reading Sarah Jio's work.   She tells a tale from two time periods and somehow connects the stories flawlessly.   With one chapter focused on the present and the next on the past, two stories are spun deliciously together to a point where the past and the present meet.

Sarah's characters are realistic and human with relatable emotions, flaws and personalities.   There is always a mystery and a touch of romance and a storyline that both arouses and sooths the soul.   For those who enjoy a twist of fate, it's an element included that just adds frosting to the the cake....So very good!

I am always drawn in and enticed by Sarah's writing and she makes me feel her stories as well.   I think that's the part I always love the best.   To feel is to know, you are still human; I am still human.   Thank you Sarah Jio.   I rated this a 5 WINK read.    That's my review and I'm stickin to it!

Happy reading followers!

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.

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