Saturday, August 10, 2013

Shake Down the Stars

Shake Down the Stars
Shake Down the Stars

Renee Swindle

ISBN: 978-0-451-41664-3

August 2013

4 Stars

*I won this book via a goodreads giveaway*

Piper Nelson’s life is complicated, to say the least.  Holding on to the past isn’t helping her stay away from the bottle, carrying on a dead end relationship with her ex-husband and being wrapped up in the drama of her semi-famous family only seems to help her pick up that said bottle.  The only way for her to even begin to work on her behavior means that she will have to come head to head with her own guilt over her daughter’s death five years ago.  New friends fall into her life at the time when she needs them most and help her to see that she can live again.

Like always I will start with my complaint. In the middle there were some slow spots for me and it held the pacing up a little bit.  Otherwise I really enjoyed this novel. I don’t always have great luck with this genre but the story hooked me in right away.  This plot could have felt cluttered with all the different dramas going on at once but it all tied in together perfectly.  The characters are great even the ones that got on my nerves and I think almost everyone can see themselves or someone they know in this bunch. The relationships are dysfunctional but also sweet in their own way.  I was so invested in this story that I laughed and cried numerous times.

Of course I recommend this one!

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