FOREVER 11:59 by Amanda Ball
This book is as cozy as the whisper of a porch swing on a summer afternoon. Add a tall glass of iced tea or lemonade and welcome to Autumn, Kansas, population 950. The town has a service station, a diner, a city hall, empty storefronts, a beauty shop and the right characters for a rainy-day read.
Protagonist Carter Thompson writes historical novels and parks her mobile home wherever research takes her. She’s as independent as a hog on ice as folks in places like Autumn might say. Carter’s in town for the 80th birthday of her great-aunt Edna, a little old lady whose body is determined to keep pace with her mind. I don’t know where this story is going but I am aboard for the ride.
–review by Pat Browning
author of ABSINTHE OF MALICE (Krill Press 2008)
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