Book 2 of the Green series picks up where book 1 has left off. It covers the second year of Lois Barker's life in the small town of Green. As with the first book, it is a light read with lots of dialogue so it makes reading it fairly fast and easy to keep track of the plot line. I laugh out loud in several places because the quirkiness of small town life.
One item that I don't like it that the author covers a entire year in one book and I feel a little cheated because I feel the author is only giving me the highlights on the characters and their lives.
The other thing was a noticeable lack of God with the pages of what is supposed to be a christian book. The author does have a pastor that is a regular character, but as for the main characters, I found their lack of faith, or at least attempting to search for God, disturbing. I hope that the author steps it up and brings God within the pages of the rest of the series.
In this second Green novel, Lois Barker has committed to living in the Louisiana town and expects that life will get easier as she puts down roots. Instead, life just gets weird--the mayor's dog unaccountably bits her face, leading to stitches. The former owners of the paper demand it back, and mysterious fires at the paper cause distress and danger. Evening strolls with the handsome Chris Craig help soothe Lois's troubled spirits, and the newspaper staff becomes ever more experienced and creative in community involvement. The ending is priceless, and I smiled all through the book, and reached immediately for book 3 when I finished this one.
Lois struggles with her decision to stay in Green and to continue to own & run the newspaper. Once she decides to stay, someone starts a series of arson against her as the former owners try to get the paper back. Lois also starts a relationship with her teacher/coach neighbor, a widower that was married to his high school sweetheart. Can their love overcome the baggage they both carry and will they find out who is hassling Lois? I couldn't wait to find out how the mystery was solved.
This is the 2nd book in the Green series (be sure to read them in order or you'll get lost!). In this book, Lois begins to get settled in her new role as the owner of the local newspaper, but things get a little crazy when suspicious fires begin to happen. This continues to be a fun, light read. Read the entire series.
If I had to sum up this series in one word I would choose delightful.
I give each book and the whole series a hearty 5 stars.
The Green series by Judy Christie follows the story of Lois, owner of the Green newspaper, but is filled with plenty of other well developed characters who each have their own plot-lines. These books keep the reader hoping. They are fast paced but thoroughly entertaining.
In book 2 of the series, Goodness Gracious Green, Lois has begun to put down roots, and there even seems to be something going on between her and a local catfish farmer, but previous owners of the newspaper show up and try to force her to sell it back to them. When a series of fires threaten Lois and the paper, Lois feels discouraged and worn out. Just how bad does she want to stay in green?