12 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

(Book) Love on the Line by Laura Castoro

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I love this author’s books. They are nice beach reads or when I need something that isn’t heavy (not that I read a lot of heavy stuff if you look back through my book reviews!). I was torn a bit because part of me really wanted to smack Thea some of the time, and for different reasons. I think I was just as confused as she was between her two lives/houses. Ultimately, it is a touching story, I just wish there had been some more interaction with her daughter, I felt she got left out at times.

One of the things this author excels at is character development and imagery. Several times I would laugh at the ongoing picture in my head. Especially of the old church ladies. This is definitely worth a read. Grab a copy and find a nice spot on the deck outside.

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Synopsis

IDENTITY, ATTITUDES, AND CULTURE COLLIDE AS A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER’S VALUES AND BACKGROUNDS ARE CHALLENGED BY EVERYONE AROUND THEM IN THIS MOVING, OFTEN HOMOROUS, AND UNFORGETTABLE NOVEL FROM LAURA CASTORO

It ain’t easy being biracial and a trust fund baby, but blue-eyed Jesse Morgan is determined to just be herself at an eastern college—where no one will know who or what she is…unless she chooses to tell them. What Jesse doesn’t yet realize is that “no past” doesn’t equal “no problems.”

High-powered executive Thea Morgan is marrying Rev. Xavier Thornton—the former athlete and successful black businessman-turned-pastor, a man she first fell in love with at sixteen. A fair-skinned black woman who cracked the glass ceiling in the Texas oil business, Thea assumes her identity difficulties are behind her. She hasn’t yet met Xavier’s new congregation in a down-on-its-luck Arkansas town…nor Mrs. Hattie Patterson—the matriarch of St. Hurricane Church who has fixed opinions about how a minister’s wife should behave. Will Thea lose her struggles to win over Xavier’s congregation, people who just don’t understand her big-city ways? It will take every bit of her humor, business acumen, and just plain hard-loving to deal with her crisis of faith and the sinking feeling that, just maybe, love can’t conquer all.

Like mother, like daughter, Thea and Jesse discover that sometimes to get what you need most you to have to put everything, even love, on the line.

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