I do not recommend this series or author to anyone. The entire series goes against the Word of God. I would elaborate, but 1) I'm rather sick of professing Christians writing such unChristian material--I would have to write lengthy reviews for just about every so called Christian book I read, and 2) I'm quite certain my review will not affect a single person (although I hope it does). But, because my conscious will not allow me otherwise, I had to write a review. Blessings.
Judy's narrative writing style is spot-on. Her character development leaves just enough holes to keep you intrigued. The dogs are a fresh twist from a traditional sounding board or side-kick. Each of the five books in this series are enjoyable. The 'political' issues were solid and needed to be addressed. My 'off-center' perspective came from Jean, a woman' pastor. Call me a stickler for biblical accuracy, but Jean kept Green from hitting a home-run. Why not have had Jean, as the pastor's wife being that incredible role model? Conforming to the world pushed Green to gray.
This installment takes us though the year that the community sets out to save downtown, starting with Lois and Chris buying the local ice cream store and restoring it hoping it will draw people downtown again. We also get to solve a decades old mystery and see some old friends and foes.
The book was written well as were all the others, and the characters remained true.
The only thing I was very disappointed in was that this book picks up with Lois and Chris's child already born. I would have loved to go through Lois' pregnancy. That would have been so much fun.
The new highway bypass opens and downtown Green promptly starts to shrivel and die. What can be done to draw people back to downtown and save the businesses there? If they die, the town dies. One solution, reopen the drive-through dairy that has been closed for years, that holds nostalgic memories for everyone. But who will take it on? Lois and Craig, of course! With a lot of help from friends and business owners, the old Dairy Freez is slowly remodeled. But will that be enough? Have a lot of fun finding out as you enjoy this latest addition to the series. I can hardly wait for #6!