Monday, January 16, 2012

A Grown-up Kind of Pretty

Title: A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pub Date: 1/25/2012
Author: Joshilyn Jackson
Received From: Netgalley 

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty

Every fifteen years, trouble comes after the Slocumb women. Now, as their youngest turns fifteen, a whole new kind of commotion is chasing all three generations.
A long-hidden grave has been discovered in the family's backyard, and headstrong young Mosey is desperate to know who used their yard as a make-shift cemetery, and why. The oldest Slocumb, forty-five year old Ginny, fights to protect Mosey from the truth, a fight that could cost Ginny the love of her life. Between them is Liza, silenced by a stroke, with the answers trapped inside her. To survive Liza's secrets and Mosey's insistent adventures, Ginny must learn to trust the love that braids the strands of their past--and stop at nothing to defend their future.

Typically a book that changes from one character telling the story and back is not my favorite, but I could not put this book down. The weaved lives of Ginny, her daughter Liza and her daughter Mosey are amazing. This story is told both from the current day happenings and piece of the past to illustrate the picture of how we got here. I love the relationship between these women and the mysteries that abound in the book. My first conclusion as to the answer of the big mystery was not even close to spot on and the other mysteries that unfolded were a great piece of the puzzle. I don't even like mystery books that well, but I could not stop myself from coming back to find out what was next! I really don't want to give this book away, but it is a true vision in love, relationships and family, when your family isn't picture perfect! 


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