Friday, May 13, 2011

Solomon's Oak: A Novel by Jo-Ann Mapson

Solomon’s Oak by Jo-Ann Mapson is a conventional story told through the voices of three core characters. Gloria, a widow, is learning how to steer through life without her spouse. The second is Juniper, a teenage girl who due to family problems, has been thrown into foster care and comes to live with Gloria. Lastly there is Joseph, is a former cop who is recovering both physically and mentally from a work-related injury and tragic occurrence that killed his friend and co-worker. All of these characters are broken and lost but they come together they find the love and approval that they each need and want.

The story is told at a nice speed and is easy to read. This could be a definitely afternoon at the beach book.

3 Stars

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