Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Book Review: Fireworks over Toccoa

I received a promotional copy, an ADVANCE READERS' EDITION, only yesterday! And today is the deadline for linking up with my review at 5 Minutes for Books. It is my own fault for signing up so late. Good has come from it, however. I was pushed to read quickly and found that I could. I enjoyed the experience without feeling guilty for reading when I should could be doing other things. Indeed, retirement is opening up new doors and opportunities. I am having to choose, learning to focus, and enjoying the possibilities in the process.

About the book: A love story that delves into the complexities of human emotions and the lasting consequences of our choices. The setting: beautiful Georgia in post World War II 1940's. The fireworks theme becomes a metaphor for the scintillating love affair at the center of the story.
Lily must choose to live in her perfect world: beautiful home in the town where she grew up as the daughter of a prominent family, husband coming back from the war after three years or an adventurous life with the pyrotechnic Jake.

I honestly cannot spoil the story for you because I did not finish the book.
So far I really appreciate all the historical background and learning about fireworks. I am captivated by the story looking forward to the twists and surprises it will afford. I am enjoying the writing style even more than the content.

3 comments:

SmallTownRunner said...

Can I borrow it when you're finished, or do you have to return it?

morninglight mama said...

I look forward to hearing what you think after you finish it!

Kim said...

Please let us know more when you're finished! :-)