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A Rollicking Good Read!
on August 31, 2011
What do you get when you combine a young pastoral intern named Elmo with a mega church, and a mystery regarding a black toe? A rollicking good read. And yet, this debut novel surprised me with its tenderness and depth.
As important as beginnings are to this reader, endings matter as much. I'm often disappointed as authors do all they can to quickly tie everything up too quickly. McMillian Moody closed this novel out with ease often missed in other books.
I laughed out loud, tried to figure out the mystery and failed, smiled at the romance, and I'm told by my husband, nodded when I read something I agreed with. The author drew me in, kept me reading, and ended with the kind of quiet grace that left me hoping for more of Elmo. I'm hoping in this case the end is not good-bye, but instead a, "see you later" kind of thing.