Thursday, December 30, 2010
Comin’ atcha with another Sarah Addison Allen
There’s a reason inspirational is our flavor of the month for December. It was so good to pick up a book and just know it was going to end sweetly. And Ms. Allen’s latest pulled no sugar-coated punches, basically ending the story with “and they lived happily ever after.” And why not? The snow and cold has us temporarily forgetting about the warmer aspects of the holiday season, and who hasn’t visualized themselves “curling up” with a good book? Well here ya go, a perfect book to curl up with. Add a dash of magic, a sprinkling of intrigue, and a southern town that is perfectly southern, and you have The Girl Who Chased the Moon. A girl who’s mother just died goes back to the town where her mother grew up to live with her only living relative—her 8-foot tall grandfather. She is not warmly welcomed by the town since, as she soon discovers, her mother left the town in shame. She meets her neighbor, who has troubles of her own dealing with the town, and the two plots weave among each other as we get to a pleasurable ending. Warm, sweet, and just what you need on a cold winter’s night. Enjoy!