Friday, February 21, 2014

ARC review: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

Book summary(via 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.
**Many thanks to Net Galley and Penguin publishing group for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. This novel is currently available. **
This insomniac's review:
I will admit that chick lit, especially from an author with formulaic writing, is not my most referred type of novel. However, some of my reader friends adore Sarah Jio's writing, so I gave her another shot.
This novel was typical Sarah Jio, with the 2 stories, one of yesteryear and one modern story converging around a mystery. This novel was compulsively readable and I lost myself in the story for a few hours. The ending lost me a bit, however. Extraordinarily unbelievable "twist" and everything came together a little too perfectly. It was a Lifetime movie ending.
Worth staying up all night to read?
If you like chick lit, it may be.
Rating: 3 stars

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