03 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Roots that Clutch by Molly Taggart

I whizzed through this book in just a couple of days. I probably would have finished it one day if it weren’t for a small section in the middle that kind of lost steam a bit. I’m not sure there was any other way to flesh it out, but I did find my mind wandering during that one section.

However… the rest of the book you cannot HELP but read. It doesn’t matter if it’s 2am and your just finishing it. You are going to finish it. You just know what happens.

The writing was extremely well done and I loved the plot, extended plots and the twists and turns. As the story unfolds, you are captivated by the characters, what motivates them and where they are going.

The characters are flawed. In many cases, deeply flawed. This is a book about love, of many types, but it’s also a story about finding yourself. For yourself, but for others as well. It’s about finding meaning in your life as well as in others.

I found myself identifying with various aspects of the characters and wondering what I would do if I was in their same situation. At the end of the day, I left this book feeling slight unsatisfied. But that is how it had to be.

Recommended for readers that like books that delve pretty far into characters. This author excels at this.

Note: A complimentary copy of this book was provided to me by the author for my honest review.

Jeb Anderson is entranced by his brother’s lively sister-in-law, but he can’t act on that. His ex-wife wants him back, and they have children. Life isn’t like the simple country love songs he writes to turn a quick buck. It’s thorny and it’s tangled, like family roots, like the poetry that haunts his soul. Jeb recently managed to reconcile with his estranged brother over their father’s coffin, so maybe he can rebuild a marriage with his cheating ex. Or maybe he’s making the worst mistake of his life.

Roots that Clutch is a contemporary tale of family, reconciliation, and the obstacles we must overcome on the path to mature love.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Book count for 2014: 01

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