You are probably expecting something specific from a book about a single gal with junk food issues and low self-confidence in New Jersey, particularly from author named Evanovich. I know I was.
Clover sometimes felt invisible as a woman in her fifties with two grown children and a busy physician husband, but one morning she woke up truly invisible. Her new non-visual status was troubling enough, but her family didn’t notice which only made Clover feel more isolated, especially as time went by and her invisibility went undiscovered. Then one day she saw in the newspaper an ad for invisible women
“September is like a quiet day after a whole week of wind.”
The opening line of Mildred Walker’s most popular novel, Winter Wheat, sets the tone for the metaphors of the farming and natural worlds that bring this book to life.
The premise of this book both intrigued and repelled me. People choosing to pay big bucks to marry a stranger? Even with the year of marriage counseling and the foundation in friendship rather than love, I was skeptical of the whole affair. I mean, I like to read romance novels. And I didn’t really see how this was going to turn out satisfying for any of us, the readers or the characters.
Listen or download the library’s premier podcast – HUSH! In Episode 20, enjoy a discussion (25:58) about Chick Lit – the books and movies that are funny relationship stories about young women. Have you read any of our recommendations? Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!