Sunday, May 13, 2012
backseat saints by Joshilyn Jackson
The characters were fascinating even if any number of them were not what you would call nice and dimensions were added to them as the story unfolded, you really felt as if you knew them and as each page turned you wanted to know/ see what they would do/ how they would act and respond and with this insightful author each character was true to themselves when it was all weighed up, it was not hard to visulize them in all their glory.
The story fairly zinged along, no glug, no gunk. just page after gripping page sharing more of the past, the present and the onwards journey with the reader in a way that made you want to invest in these characters and see their journey through to its end, good or bad. A daughter who needs to re-connect with her mother and a mother who wants to put her failures right, the core of the book is love and forgiveness.
A delightful read, available in paperback via order and also available from the library service.