Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Book Review - LIFE IN CHAPEL SPRINGS by Ane Mulligan
Although this book is classified as women's fiction, I can't help but think guys would enjoy it too. I love Ane Mulligan's Chapel Springs series--the books are so ... so ... I dunno. True to life? Zany with a twist of pathos? Swelligant? I love it, whichever. If you've read any of the rest of this series (plus this one), you'll know exactly whereof I speak!
We're back to our heroes, klutzy Claire, her best friend Patsy, and her husband Rob. Plus several other friends and almost-enemies (like the Mayor). Claire is looking forward to her twins' wedding. Megan and Melissa always dreamed about having a double wedding, and that dream is about to come true. In addition, there's a community play underway.
Claire is also trying to be brave. The symptoms she's having--Could she be pregnant at her advanced age of 49? Or *shudder* is it cancer? She's afraid to talk to anyone--even Patsy--about it. Eventually, she'll have to deal with it, but with so much going on there's just no time. At least, that's her excuse to not go to the doctor. Not until after the wedding. And after the play (she's helping prepare the stage settings). And after, oh, anything else. Maybe the symptoms will go away on their own.
As per usual with Claire, there are a few trips and falls and nosings into trouble, but Patsy and Rob always manage to get her up and going again.
If you need a lift, Life in Chapel Springs is definitely the place to find it. Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble and probably a bunch of neighborhood bookstores.
I received this book free, prior to publication, to perform a beta read for the author, but this review is my own idea.