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Category Archives: Books
This one’s for our NJ author pal, TOOL (The Other-Other Lisa).
Stay-at-Home Moms/Stay-at-Home Dads Mystery Books and Housewives Mystery Books: The Cozy Mystery List Blog
What a neat blog. You can bet we will be ‘investigating’ it!
The book follows two estranged adult sisters and the aunt who helped raised them along with her own daughter, mostly over the course of one summer. Each of the four women goes through a personal journey of loss and discovery, and together they learn to put aside their differences and work toward a more fulfilling future, individually and collectively.
The family bed & breakfast and the aunt’s adoration of the works of actress Meryl Streep provide the backdrop for the characters to discuss their emotions by comparing themselves and their tribulations to that of the movie characters. There is obvious built-in appeal for Meryl Streep fans.
For me, the only real sticking point was redundancy on the part of the author in describing just how “hurt & confused” each character was feeling. The tension was more consistent than escalating, but the issues did get resolved satisfactorily. The ending was the strongest part of the book, and for that I give the author a full measure of credit.
In addition this was a refreshingly PG book with no gratuitous language, sex or violence. On a 5-star scale I give The Meryl Streep Movie Club a solid 3 stars. If you like happy (albeit fairly predictable) endings, this novel definitely fits the bill. Nothing scary here, dear readers, just a good old-fashioned estrogen joy ride.
If you have a book club or are simply looking for a book review source, thelisas recommend SheReads.org. Watch for 1Lisa to add her opinions to the mix coming soon.
Some out-of-this-world fantasy & horror reading from our good friend, Jackie Gamber and several of her good friends at Seventh Star Press Open House: Eight Titles Free on Kindle