Friday, June 17, 2011
As I mentioned a couple of month's ago, my library has a program that allows you to select a bunch of your favorite authors, and if the library acquires a new book from them you are automatically put on the reserve list. This is the second book I have read through this program. I didn't realize that Macomber had another of her Blossom Street series out.
As with the other books in this series, the book focuses on a character we met in one of the other books. In this case it is Bethanne Hamlin, who we initially met when her husband suddenly left her for another woman. Knitting helped Bethanne find both sanity and new friends to support her as she rebuilt her life.
Now, we rejoin Bethanne's life 6 years later. Her party business has taken off and she is quite the business success. Her oldest son is ready to be married, and daughter is working in the business as she finishes her Master's degree. Bethanne's mother in law has planned the cross country road trip from WA to FLA for her high school reunion where her first love will be. She decides to join her on a much needed vacation to regroup and decide whether or not to reunite with her ex-husband who is now divorced again and has realized his mistake. Her daughter decides to accompany them after an unexpected breakup with her boyfriend.
The road trip is quite the adventure, as they meet new people, leave the mapped out planned route and just go with the road.
This was a really great relaxing read - I read it in my May funk - when I really needed to just open a book and escape.