Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Sweetest Thing by Elizabeth Musser

I have had Elizabeth Musser before on my blog as a guest so I was overjoyed when she asked if I wanted to review her new book, The Sweetest Thing. It has just released and I loved the plot so I quickly said yes! Check it out and then I will let you know what I thought of it.

The Singleton family's fortunes seem unaffected by the Great Depression, and Perri--along with the other girls at Atlanta's elite Washington Seminary--lives a carefree life of tea dances with college boys, matinees at the cinema, and debut parties. But when tragedies strike, Perri is confronted with a world far different from the one she has always known.

At the insistence of her parents, Mary "Dobbs" Dillard, the daughter of an itinerant preacher, is sent from inner-city Chicago to live with her aunt and attend Washington Seminary, bringing confrontation and radical ideas. Her arrival intersects at the point of Perri's ultimate crisis, and the tragedy forges an unlikely friendship.

The Sweetest Thing tells the story of two remarkable young women--opposites in every way--fighting for the same goal: surviving tumultuous change.

MY REVIEW-I love a book that has southern flair. And this one definitely had it!! I feel like I was back home with all the southern charm in this book! It is set in the depression era and you can tell the author has done her research on this.

This novel is done jumping from one character to another. I don't really care for books done this way but I had no trouble following the storyline in this book. Most of the time it gets difficult trying to keep everything straight and in line. My favorite character was Dobbs. She is very likable and I felt a kinship to her. She is thrust out into a different world than she has been used to. I liked Perri but I didn't fell the same way about her that I did with Mary Dobbs.

Overall this book is one I enjoyed. I will be watching for Elizabeth's next book so long as it has the same flair. This is not a jump-at-you romance or a thrilling novel, but the nice, gentle writing is very nice for a change. This book is available from Amazon at a pretty good price and I suggest you picking it up.

I received a copy if this book for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.


Karen Lange said...

I've seen this book and it looked interesting, so I am glad to have your thoughts on it! Thanks so much! :)

mamabunny13 said...

I also love a book that has southern flair. I'm glad it was not hard to follow.

Josiah said...

Sound interesting.
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