Friday, August 5, 2011

White Picket Fences

I wanted to give you a quick review on this book.  I finished it last week and enjoyed it very much.  It wasn't recomended, I hadn't read anything about it, I just saw it sitting on the "to reshelf" cart in the library and picked it up randomly.
I am so glad I did!
It is a novel written by Susan Meissner, published in 2009.  Meissner is Christian writer, winner of the Christian Book Award for Fiction. I love being surprised to see Christianity sprinkled in a book. Particularly when unexpected.
I'm am borrowing Elizabeth Musser's praises of the book:
"Poetic prose and a 'can't put it down' plot makes White Picket Fences a great read. It is a thought-provoking look into a dysfunctional family that thinks it's functional and how an outsider can serve as a means of grace."
It's that good.  Grab a copy, and enjoy.


Reya Mellicker said...

One of the reasons I'm sad about the end of bookstores (because of Amazon, kindle, ipads and such) is because of that random factor. It's fun to pick up a book just because, and even more fun to enjoy it. xx

Linda said...

I love books - real books, no electronic versions for me, thank you. I just got through reading the latest Adriana Trigiani book and her writing style I really, really adore - it's similar to my own interests of family, family history, romance, Italy, cooking... anyway, I just can't get enough of her books and have purchased them all over the years and re-read them many times.

Thanks for the recommendation. This looks intriguing.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend,

Reality Jayne said...

I had dysfuncion....i might like it....I always thought mine was the only dysfunctional one, until i grew up and realized everyone has some dysfunction to some degree.

bj said...

Thanks for the heads up on this book. I love this kind of book, too.

Thanks on the compliments on the grands. :))
xoxo bj

Mimi Sue said...

I'll have to see if I can find it at our library. Just starting to read 'The Help'. Thanks for the recommendation. I'm always looking for something fun to read. Mimi

janis said...

Mimi Sue~ Enjoy The Help. Best book I have read this year. My daughter is finishing it up now.