The Particulars: Women's Fiction, Storywonk, available as e-bookThe Source: Purchased at SmashwordsThe Grade: C+ The Blurb:
This is another book that has languished unread. I purchased it, since I love Lani Diane Rich Crazy for you. This book had a lot of potential, but in the end it fell short.
The story about Carly, and how her life falls apart was interesting and full of unexpected twists. It was well plotted, and made sense. I enjoyed following her journey. From the time she recieved the quilt, and all the havoc it wrecked on her life. (Though as Brandy pointed out it would probably have happened anyway.)
The characters she met in Bilby were quirky, and felt like they fit the small town setting. Carly's family annoyed me with the way they forgave her mother when she returned after 17 years. In fact, Carly's reaction was the only one that made sense to me.
Despite the things I loved with the books, I had two major problems with the book. First, the formatting errors jarred me out of the book several times. The second problem was the fact that I felt the book had trouble deciding if it should be Chick lit or contemporary romance. Which might be why I had some trouble connecting with the characters.