Wednesday, September 2, 2009

REVIEW: Gone to Green by Judy Christie

Sometimes, life doesn't turn out the way we expect it to.

Lois Barker has a game plan. She's already city editor for The Dayton Post, and she's determined to work her way up through the newspaper ranks. But when she inherits a twice weekly paper in the small town of Green, Louisiana, the best laid plans of Lois Baker go astray.

In Gone to Green, Judy Christie has created a small town full of interesting folks. Some of them you will recognize. "Hey, I know someone like that," you may say to yourself. Others, you'll shake your head and think, "Glad I don't know that guy." Still others will make you wish you could drive to Green tomorrow and join them for a piece of pie.

Christie has a very gentle style of writing. Even when a town mystery is about to blow, the pace is as relaxed and languid as a Louisiana afternoon. And that's a good thing. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Green and the opportunity to join Lois on her personal journey. It's a good one, and I think you'll enjoy it, too.


Deborah M said...

I'd love to visit the town of Green. Please enter me in the book contest.

Floy-Dean said...

Gone to Green is a wonderful book. I've recommended to several people including the EBR Parish Library Reading list. I'm still laughing. It sounds so South Louisiana, which by the way, is where I'm at - Baton Rouge. Can't wait for Book #2 release