Wednesday, April 3, 2013

#BookReview: Between, Georgia - Joshilyn Jackson

Nonny Frett is stuck in between - between marriage and divorce; between families; and between Athens and Between, Georgia.  In the small town of Between, Georgia, the Fretts and the Crabtrees feud like the Hatfields and McCoys.  And Nonny is stuck between her grandmother Ona Crabtree and aunt Bernieze Frett.

The week Nonny is scheduled to appear in court to finalize her divorce from the philandering musician Jonno, she gets a call to come home to Between to tend to her blind mother and Aunt Jenny.  The Crabtrees have never cared for the Fretts, ever since the Fretts stole their baby girl Nonny.  So when Crabtree dogs get loose and attack Stacia and Jenny, Nonny knows it's just a matter of time before the Fretts, especially Bernieze, get their revenge. As Nonny plays peacemaker and negotiator between the warring factions, readers are treated to the colorful characters of Between, Georgia.

I love books set in small towns and very few do it better than Joshilyn Jackson.  I would go so far as to say she's a double threat because not only does she write extremely well, she does fantastic audio versions of her books.  While some authors (e.g., Terry McMillan, Star Jones, Condoleezza Rice) need never read another book they've written aloud, Jackson is fantastic

Listening time: 9 hours, 13 minutes
Published: May 2007


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