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Marcy reviewed HOT FLASHES AND COLD LEMONADE by Susan Flett Swiderski.
The review was posted on Amazon.
There’s a lot to like about this story...
This review is from: Hot Flashes & Cold Lemonade (Paperback)
Pearl for starters. She was an interesting character and I could relate to her blindness when it came to her ‘golden boy’ son. We all want to think the best of our kids, help them out when we can. It took a lot for Pearl to see how he was using her, manipulating her. I wanted a little more come-uppance for him. I loved all Pearl’s friends - especially Candy - and Pearl's family, and how she assumed something was going on because she couldn’t imagine anything else. And I loved how Pearl changed, not drastically, but just enough so she could be a better person for herself AND her family.
My only real complaint (and it’s entirely subjective) is that there was a lot of description, most of which I loved. Susan has a great way of describing things, like this: “Leggy petunias still loitered in her garden, slouched beside the chrysanthemums like a gang of long-limbed teenagers with no place to go.” Can’t you just picture that? The problem was it slowed down the pacing at times and it just felt like too much at times.
Aside from that, this book was well-formatted and error free as far as I could tell and if you do like slice of life stories, you would probably love this.