- File Size: 1054 KB
- Print Length: 324 pages
- Publisher: Cup of Tea Books, an imprint of PageSpring Publishing (September 28, 2013)
- Publication Date: September 28, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FIQJ1LK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #714,461 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I had the pleasure of reading "Something Yellow" not too long ago, and was very glad I did. At first glance, I wasn't sure that it'd be something I'd be interested in, as it's not my typical reading material, but the novel turned out to be one of those rare page-turners that kept me reading during every spare moment until I reached the end, a day or two later. Ms. Templeton's writing style is reminiscent of such authors as Donna Tartt and Barbara Kingsolver—she possesses a facility with imagery and words that lends authenticity to her characters and plot without making them obvious or trite, which happens all too often with such a specific semi-fictional location. Ms. Templeton has done her research well, though, and she depicts a rural Appalachian town without resorting to stereotype or caricature, instead painting a very real portrait of a woman, her small hometown, and the various personalities who inhabit it.
While its plot is fairly straightforward, "Something Yellow" is a bit difficult to categorize, as it falls into many different genres, including magical realism, women's fiction, mystery, and even Southern gothic before the novel's close. But for me, the characters are what drive the story forward. Holly is a very imperfect heroine—she is stubborn, obstinate, and prone to jumping to conclusions. These are flaws that make her human, though, and more sympathetic as she navigates her way through the tangle of family secrets and shame that lurk in her past. I was completely drawn into her search for answers to the mystery of her sister Rachel's disappearance, and what her ex-boyfriend Houston might have had to do with it.Read more ›
The first thing that shocked me was the word choice. All the sentences knitted together created an eloquent book filled to the brim with figurative language and vivid images. I’m a girl who loves words. I have a list of favorite words. It’s one of the reasons I love writing so much: I can use large words and intricate sentences. If I walked through school using the same language I do in text, I guarantee I’d get some confused glances coming my way. Laura Templeton created a novel which never ceased to amaze me in her writing. All throughout the book, I literally highlighted the words and phrases I enjoyed. And trust me, not only the cover is yellow anymore. Page upon page is filled with my neon highlighter marks because of all the beautiful language. She really made the magnificence of the mountains and the emotions of the characters come alive.
The book is about one women’s experiences when she comes home to her Virginia mountain home to help her mother’s death through her cancer. Holly, the main character, had a sister who mysteriously disappeared 13 years back, and her family was never the same again. Her father died with a heavy heart a few years earlier, and her brother distanced himself completely from their family.Read more ›
I enjoyed reading this book- I'm from the mountains of Southwest Virginia and it was a refreshing change not to have my people depicted as lazy, uneducated, toothless in-breeders. The characters were well-rounded, successful, and intelligent. The story was part mystery, part supernatural, with a little romance thrown in. All those elements made for a haunting tale.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An excellent read! Very complex family descriptions, and a bit of nostalgic with past events coming to affect the present day. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Patricia Bucklin
This book was very suspenseful to me and at the same time hopeful. While I was reading and trying to figure out what happened to Rachel, at the same time wondering if she was... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Maria
As a mountain girl who loves that area of Virginia, I was changed by the locale. While I wanted to kick Holly in the tail more than once, I found her believable and the family... Read morePublished 8 months ago by AMCIT
LOVED the story line. Very original. Very current. Definitely a must read.Published 8 months ago by Bri Sherman
This is the story of a woman who returns to her small town to care for her dying mother. She is haunted by the disappearance of her young sister, the past relationship with a man... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Reads4fun
I really enjoyed this book. I found it to be an interesting story that was easy to read in just a few days. I would recommend it to all readers.Published 16 months ago by Pamela
I really enjoyed something yellow...it kept my attention right from the start. I read it in two days.Published 17 months ago by carol wells
Beautiful, beautiful book about dealing with grief and finding closure. Even when answers never come. If you don't like depressing books, sure, stay away. Read morePublished 17 months ago by I Heart Books