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Pins Paperback – April 9, 2012
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"Pins is a beautifully written jewel of a novel...a great, uplifting read." --Jerry Cleaver, author of Immediate Fiction
"A sprightly first novel...a witty writer...good at delineating characters and their motivations." --Shepherd Express, Milwaukee
Detailed and engaging from the off ... Christine Todd is the new Deborah Moggach. --Philip Turner, publisher Screentrade Magazine
"A cracking read...delightful, absorbing book...highly recommended." --Jane Smith, How Publishing Really Works
Plenty of humor ... snappy style ... a good read and definitely recommended. --Kathleen McGurl (aka WomagWriter), Brief Bits About Books
"This is a witty, modern story set in Chicago ... the writing is first class ... it comes highly recommended. --Rebecca Tope, author Cotswold Mysteries series
I love the story and the humor. --Sally Zigman, author Hope Against Hope
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Molly Makepeace Jamison has the world at her feet. She is an advertising executive with a light, creative touch, known for engaging the consumer with humor and a vision of ordinary life. Beauty and wealth have come her way. What hasn’t, is a faithful husband. Bob Jamison has had a long affair with the office help. He hides one affair by berating a woman behind her back. When Molly calls him on his behavior, he turns on her, denies the affair, and claims Molly is imagining things, worse yet, that she is paranoid. Molly’s self-esteem is fractured, but one shining bit of survival causes her to buy a voo-doo doll complete with pins.
We can imagine the take-that moment as she plunges a pin into an enemy doll. But in the first couple of pages of the novel, Bob dies in his sleep. Oh, no! Was it voo-doo? The investigation that follows sends Molly on a stumbling cover-up of her weak voo-doo moment. The arrangements for Bob’s remains create other funny, blundering situations, as does the confrontation with his mistress. On her journey to find herself, Molly evaluates her life with Bob with the help of voices from her mother and grandmother.
Christine Todd has created a delightful read with characters we know and care about. There is no fear of voo-doo here – just cheering for the main character to find herself.
Molly, an advertising executive discovers her husband is having an affair and stealing away her business. In a rage,
she sticks pins in a pair of voodoo dolls, hoping to zap her husband and his mistress with a dose of her pain.
Events more along quickly ---Molly is forced to protect herself and reclaim her life. The book is an enlightening and inspiring read,
filled with witty and gentle wisdom. Todd is an excellent writer- I highly recommend this book!