Saturday I was able to spend the beautiful afternoon finishing up another book! My great friend Alycia had actually recommended this book so I was definitely intrigued. She just absolutely loved it, you can read her review here.
I have to say that I really didn't get into this book until I was over halfway through! I didn't love any of the characters right from the get go and it was almost a struggle to read it. I was super bummed that I was not that interested in it because Alycia had RAVED about it so I thought for sure we'd be on the same page. But I couldn't connect with any of the characters and the story line seemed pretty depressing.
It centers around a Miss Julia Bennett who leaves her extremely abusive fiancee and heads to Oregon to move on with her life and live with her Aunt Lydia, who is quite the character. The whole story takes place in a super small town where everyone has their own problems. It doesn't seem like anyone is content with their life but throughout the book they all seem to find themselves. Overall I think the book was somewhat of a downer but I will say that I was suprised that near the end I found myself more interested in it.
Overall grade is a C. I found it to be average and not super exciting. If the storyline's of Julia and also two small children weren't so depressing I think I would have liked it more but it was just too sad for me because people actually live the way they had to live, dealing with abuse for most of their life!