on February 11, 2012
of Pigeon Hollow shines in character development and the story line. Two sisters, Willa and Katie have their own baggage to work through, much of it due to their mother who was less than honest with Willa and emotionally abusive to Katie. The spirit of this book shines in showing how family support does not waiver, and the characters learn and grow to overcome the obstacles in their lives, past and present.
Owen and Cline, two brothers,have their own challenges as well. How the brothers meet the sisters is quite extraodinary; their lives become intertwined on many levels.
What I love about Inglath Cooper's characters is they all face life lessons and come out whole on the other side, so to speak. Happy endings are a plus, and I love that intimate scenes are just that: intimate. No gratuitous sex scenes, thank you Ms. Cooper!!
on July 21, 2007
My favorite guy on the cover, he is maturing nicely -- will add this cover to my collection.
Willa Addison is having trouble with her young, rebellious sister, Katie.
Katie is bound and determined to self-destruct.
Then Owen Miller, a gorgeous hunk, shows up at The Top Shelf Diner in Pigeon Hollow, Kentucky.
Willa and her friend, Judy Parker were speculating, at least Judy was, on what they would do if they won millions on the Lotto.
Judy was in her mid forties and had troubles with an abusive husband. Willa was twenty seven and barely keeping the Top Shelf in the black. She had given up her dream to be a doctor when her mother died.
Now Owen had troubles of a different kind. He had to be engaged to be married before midnight of his birthday when he would turn 33 in order to inherit his father's horse farm. He also has guilt over the fact that his 18 year old brother, Cline would spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair.
He was in Pigeon Hollow at the request of a friend to seek out the man's daughter. He also has a young woman back home who is waiting for him to declare himself.
It is an intriguing story with an excellent cast of characters and their problems. Not a lot of tension and death defying action, just some people who are trying their best to level out their confused lives.
You can enjoy this story and its manuevers with out bumping into any overt action [some implied] leaving you to believe in the moral innocense of the characters.
DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED [m] Love the pooch! Is Jake the answer for Judy?
on February 21, 2012
Another great book by Inglath. I consider myself an optimist, always looking for the good in every situation and I like when good things happen to good people. I know this book is fiction, but it was just a little bit too good, bordering on unbelieveable, still it kept me going to the very end. This book will also be going on a list my daughters and grand-daughters should read.