Thursday, December 2, 2010

Book Review

Title: Backseat Saints
By: Joshilyn Jackson
Pages: 352

Book Description:
Ro Grandee is the perfect Texas housewife. She's determined to be nothing like her long-missing mother, the one who left her with only a heap of old novels and her father's fists for company, so Ro keeps quiet and takes her husband's punches like a lady. But Ro wasn't always this way. Underneath her pastel skirts and hidden bruises lies Rose Mae Lolley, teenaged spitfire, Alabama heartbreaker, and a crack shot with a pistol. Rose Mae is resurrected when a gypsy's tarot cards foretell doom for dutiful Ro: her handsome husband is going to kill her. Unless she kills him first.

Armed with only her wit, her pawpy's ancient .45, and her dog Fat Gretel, Rose Mae hightails it out of Texas. In a journey that is by turns harrowing and exhilarating, she uncovers long buried truths about her family and herself, running from the man who will never let her go, on a mission to find the mother who did.

My Thoughts: I really liked this book. I started it Friday while on a plane ride home from Michigan and I finished it the following Monday. When I'm in a hurry to read a book - it's usually because it's good. I felt myself wanting to know what happened to the main character so I picked up the book every chance I got.

I've seen enough Lifetime movies to guess how your typical domestic abuse based story will play out (not that lifetime moves are reality or anything)... so I was a little hesitant to read this book, thinking it would be highly predictable. But there were small twist and turns that kept me interested and reading.

If you don't have any problems reading about domestic violence/abuse, then I would recommend this book!

There were also a couple references I liked in this book... Cadillac ranch (I've been there), The Bean Trees (I've read that!)

1 comment:

  1. Happy to see at least one of you was bitten by the reading bug. This one looks good too! I've got two from the library and just got notified another is waiting...ARGH!!