Goodness Gracious Green, Green Series #2
a delightful book to read
I enjoyed the story line. Has Christian values on God's guidance, friendship, trust, relationship. and small town community spirit in the South.
November 29, 2013
Lois is in her second year in Green, Louisiana and she is excited with her decision to keep The Green News-Item. It seems like things are finally starting to look up for her, and she's even met a special someone. The combination of fresh faith and strengthening friendships make her comfortable in the little town of Green, and any reservations she had left are gone with her old corporate job.
But then things start to go wrong again. The brothers want to buy their paper back. Fires seem to be breaking out everywhere and threaten the paper. Somehow, Lois gets her face bitten by the mayor's dog. Feeling like her enthusiasm for her new hometown is wilting, Lois needs some kind of encouragement to convince her she made the right decision. Will everything resolve itself for Lois and Green? Or will the latest developments be too much for her and send her back to Ohio?
I enjoyed the continuing story of Lois and all her friends in Green. All the characters are leaving an indelible mark in my mind, and it's going to be hard to forget them. Katy, an up and coming teenage journalist; Alex, the twenty-something official journalist of the paper; Eva, the mayor; Kevin, an African-American doctor and Lois's best friend; Iris, the secretary, the glue that holds it all together, and so many more good people in the wonderful town of Green. You will enjoy the visit.
December 4, 2012
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.
September 30, 2012
A second helping of delight
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.
July 6, 2012