Actually once again, I have a guest post to share with you. In keeping with an all-Arizona weekend, my dear blog buddy, Melissa, of A Beautiful World, wrote about this novel and kindly let me share her thoughts with you. She is an Arizona blogger and the story takes place in Sedona, one of the most beautiful spots in Arizona -- or anywhere!
Thanks to Melissa for sharing her review with us.
"Three Moons Over Sedona" was written by Sherry Hartzler, and it's a book I downloaded from Amazon. It usually costs a few dollars, but when I found it it was free.
The protagonist is an Ohio woman in her 50s named Georgia Mae. As the book opens, she has recently become a widow. She is surviving but not really living. On a whim one day, she decides to take a drive in her late husband's classic car. She ends up taking quite a road trip and her final destination is Sedona, AZ.
The book discusses the journey she takes while dealing with grief and betrayal, and the characters she meets along the way. There is Zoe, who owns a gift shop, and Trish, a cafe owner. Both of them have some mysteries in their pasts. Last but not least is Doc, an attractive retired physician.
I really enjoyed this book. It kept my attention and I read it pretty quickly. The character development was good and the author is pretty adept at dialogue. The setting of the book, Sedona, is a picturesque area that was woven nicely into the story.
The only part that bothered me was Georgia Mae's tendency to quickly lose her temper with others. In retrospect though I think that was part of her "rebirth." She was pretty mousey when her husband was alive, and we get to see her begin to stand up for herself and her needs.
I want to mention a site called BookBub.com. If you have an eReader, sign up with this site and you will receive a daily e-mail with book bargains, at least one of which is free. That is how I've found some pretty good books to download to my Kindle.
I definitely want to add this to my reading list. I think it's a great choice for cold winter days. Please stop by and pay a visit to Melissa's blog. It's also a fun place to visit, rain or shine, cold or warm.
I'm not sure that putting a focus on Arizona was the catalyst, but it's almost above freezing here today. I'm about to do a few errands -- bank and grocery -- and get some air. I may actually avoid hat hair.
My wishes for a no hat-hair day to you!