4 Stars Out Of 5
What a fun idea for a series
November 5, 2013
North Platte, NE
What a fun idea!!! Here is a set of 3 books that takes you through a 10 year, 15 year and 20 year class reunion with a batch of people (not necessarily friends...) that all went to school together. The cool thing is that we meet them in the first book and find out their personalities, who they were in high school, who they are now, where the drama in their lives is, and just why they feel the need to either stand up to who they were in high school or why they need to leave that behind. The "main" character is Priscilla who dropped out of college to own a hair salon that has turned into a chain. She is joined by a newer friend Tim, the only one who is a central character that actually did NOT go to school with everyone else. He just happens to be in love with Priscilla and will do anything to spend time with her including going to her high school reunions. Then there are all the secondary characters who lend lots of humor, drama and more drama to everything going on.
I absolutely loved following everyone over the span of 10 years... it's not often you get to go that far in the lives of characters you become friends with. These are contemporary novels that are lots of fun. I would definitely start at the beginning and follow the whole journey, don't jump in the middle. You will enjoy this series!
Bless Her Heart picks up 5 years after book #1 as we get to see what everyone is up to since the 10 year reunion. It is kind of ironic (but so true) how sometimes the more things change the more they stay the same. While some characters have been making changes, Priscilla's business is sure growing but her personal life hasn't changed much. And Tim is still as in love with her as ever, but she just doesn't see it.