Thursday, August 16, 2012

First official Book Review of Do Over

Hey Everyone!
Here's my first book review by Susan Wrathall.  So tell me, after reading this, would you want to read Do Over?  I think the answer to that would be: Yes!  Thanks Susan, you did an amazing job. Susan is also an author so after you're done reading this review, go grab Susan's book, The Corporate Kid.

I just finished reading Do Over, a book reconnecting characters from Shannon Guymon's previous novels.  I was happy to see Sophie, Maggie, Jacie, and Allison and their families again.  This book introduces a new character, Iris Levine, Luke's cousin who has just moved to Alpine.   Iris has just experienced a humiliating and devastating breakup at her wedding reception and she moves to Alpine to heal...and to ultimately reinvent herself.  If you've read Shannon's other novels you will remember Trey, Sam's younger brother.  Sophie, Sam's wife, is very protective of Trey and has the perfect girl in mind to heal his broken heart after Allison, the girl he loved married someone else. Macie Jo Jackson is a beautiful blonde and  the former Miss Altlanta who just started working at her salon.  Maggie, however, thinks Iris just may be the one for Trey.  Sophie and Maggie make a bet and the results are funny, tragic, and oh so much fun to read about!  I truly loved this book.  The main characters are so realistic and likable that I want to hop in my car and drive to Alpine to meet them.   Reading this book is like hanging out with some really great girlfriends.  Like Shannon Guymon's other novels, Do Over is not just a pleasure for adults to read, but it's the kind of book you could confidently give your teenage daughter to read.   Her characters are wholesome, funny, interesting, and lovable and the messages about being true to oneself are powerful. I will think about this book for a long time to come. Shannon, I hope this is not the last of the Alpine books.  I don't want to say good-bye to all the characters I've come to know and love.  And you are just getting started with Trey know who! 

Susan Wrathall
Mother of two
Special Ed Teacher
Co-author of The Corporate Kid

1 comment:

Susan said...

Thanks Shannon! I really did love Do Over!