Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A Grown-up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson

Synopsis(via Goodreads):

A GROWN-UP KIND OF PRETTY is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother, whose maternal love braids together the strands of the women's shared past--and who will stop at nothing to defend their future.
This insomniac's opinion:
I have never before read a Joshilyn Jackson novel and this one will not be the last. This novel was a great mix of easily readable chick-lit and mystery. A highly addicting novel that is perfect for lazy summer reading. Ms. Jackson's voice is distinctive and each character was well fleshed out. I devoured this novel in just a couple of days and there was definitely a surprise or two as the story twisted and turned.
Worth staying up all night to read?
Yes! Great easy summer read!
Rating: 4 stars

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