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Down to business May 11, 2010

Filed under: Book reviews — erikaivory @ 1:25 am
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I really do have some good posts floatin’ around in my brain but I have been horrible about posting on time to review the books that I have been blessed with.  Time is flying by so I want to post about some of these great books:)

I read another book last year by Allison K. Pittman and thoroughly enjoyed it so I was excited to jump into The Bridegrooms by Pittman as well.  The story is about 4 sisters and their altered lives after their mother mysteriously walks out of their lives when they are very young.  A strange incident involving a baseball team, an mysterious unconscious man and an imposing stranger with a secret that could change their lives are all elements that are woven together in this humorous but emotional story.

The characters are interesting and quite unique but likable.  The largest mystery revolving around their mother’s disappearance keeps a cloud of intrigue floating throughout the book but their are many subplots.  It is a happy book yet touches on some very deep topics.  It has a spiritual element but that is very light and mostly indirect.

I enjoyed the book.  I am hoping their will be a sequel because I was left with some unanswered questions and am anxious to see what becomes of some of the relationships and situations.  I look forward to reading more of Allison K. Pittman’s work and hope she keeps them coming!

Below you will find a summary from the book cover:

Tragedy hits the Allenhouse family on a hot summer night in Ohio when a mother of four vanished. Eight-year-old Vada virtually grew up overnight and raised her three younger sisters while her father lost himself in his medical practice in the basement of their home.

Now, Vada is a grown woman, still making her home with her father and sisters. Her days are spent serving as an errand girl for Cleveland’s fledgling amateur orchestra; her evenings with Garrison Walker, her devoted, if passionless, beau.

Dizzying change occurs the day the Brooklyn Bridegrooms come to town to play the Cleveland Spiders and a line drive wallops the head of a spectator. The fan is whisked to the Allenhouse parlor, and questions swirl about the anonymous, unconscious man.

Suddenly, the subdued house is filled with visitors, from a flirtatious, would-be sports writer to the Bridegrooms’ handsome star hitter to the guilt-ridden ballplayer who should have caught the stray shot. The medical case brings Dr. Allenhouse a frustration and helplessness he hasn’t felt since his wife’s disappearance. Vada’s sisters are giddy at the bevy of possible suitors. And Vada’s life is awakened amid the super-charged atmosphere of romantic opportunity.

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

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