- Paperback: 298 pages
- Publisher: Vagabondage Press (January 10, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615738176
- ISBN-13: 978-0615738178
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,405,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Charlotte Rains Dixon is a writer and writing teacher. She has published numerous articles and stories as well as three non-fiction books. Charlotte received her MFA in creative writing from Spalding University and teaches in the Loft certificate-writing program at Middle Tennessee State University. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Visit her blog at www.charlotterainsdixon.com.
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I adore Emma Jean.
She has so much personality and is SO flawed that I want to crawl into the pages of the novel and be the friend she's desperate to find. Emma Jean is a seeker. She's seeking love, happiness, enlightenment, recognition, connection. She's seeking to understand what it means to be a 48-year-old woman who no longer recognizes her life. Having found my own life unrecognizable at times, I related to her.
While at times the pace feels rushed, I never once believed the author was not in control. In fact, after finishing the book, it occurred to me that the pacing changes reflect Emma Jean's own changes in thinking...the moments when she feels a bit wild with trying so hard to understand, and the moments when she sinks into what life has handed her.
I could not put the book down as I read the last 100 pages. I confess to my own bad behavior in ignoring the world for an afternoon so I could see what would become of Emma Jean.
Want to know?
She becomes even more endearing.
I'll say it again.
I adore Emma Jean. Her gumption, her hope, her vulnerability.
You probably will, too.
I doubt any of us who has read this, or will read it, who can deny they’ve seen part of themselves in the author’s protagonist, Emma Jean. Like Emma Jean we’re all flawed in one way or another. We have all lied about our ages, Emma Jean’s 48 but tells everyone following her online she’s 43. In her, we get transported to the various places in her mind and continuous shifting religious beliefs.
We’ve all journeyed down the path life changes has in store for us. And for Emma Jean the past year has been a long one with a myriad of ups and downs, a big one is falling in love; which is only made smaller when she discovers she’s now pregnant. Being pregnant is apparently one thing she doesn’t really want as she as her life has been a big lie including the fact she hates children especially babies.
The writing is quite inviting as some might find it hard to put the book down at times. Despite Emma Jean’s apparent bad behavior she realizes something important, the love for her family.
For allowing us to share Emma Jean’s experience, I’m giving the author, Charlotte Rains Dixon, 5 STARS for her endeavor here.