May 13, 2008

If You're Looking for a Good Read

I recommend Talk of the Town by Lisa Wingate. It's the story of an associate producer for a reality show a la' American Idol, who travels to small-town Texas to scout out a hometown shoot for one of the show's contestants. The narrative alternates between Mandalay (the producer) and Imagene (a small-town widow).

I wasn't sure I would like the two-person narrative, but Wingate carries it off very cleverly. The two points of view are so different, that following the story isn't difficult. I really like the perspectives these two characters offer.

And this book is laugh-out-loud funny at times, with quips reminiscent of Steel Magnolias.

Mandalay, an LA professional, suffers culture shock when she lands in Daily, Texas. Imagene is intrigued by the big-city gal, and takes a motherly interest in Madalay. The alternating narrative gives the reader a glance at how each woman feels about the other, as well as herself, faith and true love.

And did I mention the handsome, mysterious cowboy? What's a Texas romance without one?

I stumbled upon this book in the library, and thought I'd give it a whirl. I'm glad I did. It's a fun, easy, romantic story that I thoroughly enjoyed.

1 comment:

Janelle said...

Looks like a fun summer read. Thanks for the recommendation!