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|Format: DRM Protected ePub|
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2008
Series: Daily Texas
Imagene Doll loves her town of Daily, Texas, but things are lonelier without her beloved husband. Life seems dull. At least until that fancy-dressed woman pulls into town, looking terrified and glamorous all at once. Soon life's not the least bit boring as Imagene--and the rest of Daily--find themselves at the center of a media maelstrom...with a young girl's future on the line.
This novel is laugh-out-loud funny and quick to read. Lisa Wingate does an excellent job of phonetically spelling out the way in which the people talk consistently and in such a way that you can practically hear them talking in that Texas drawl. This author also does a remarkable job of creating all of the quirky and endearing characters one would expect from a small town. With the ghost of the Daily Hotel lurking around and tales of posthumous visits from Elvis, even the town takes on a personality of its own.
This is such a cute story that is more than just a romanceits about friendship, big dreams, and having courage, too. The wit and charm of the small town created was truly inspired and translated to the novel as a whole. I would recommend this book to anyone who is in the mood for a laugh, a budding love, and some characters readers will want to open the book back up to visit over and over again. -- Shannon Potelicki, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Gretchen Zesiger1 Stars Out Of 5wasnt able to finish itSeptember 15, 2016Gretchen ZesigerQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0the story was disjointed and the characters obnoxious amd ridiculous
MommatrowbridgeAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Talk of the TownJuly 5, 2016MommatrowbridgeAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4I enjoyed this book. It was an easy read. I use the CBS e reader and this was a free book.
Mimi5 Stars Out Of 5So much funApril 22, 2015MimiQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Once again Lisa hit it out of the park with this one. I just finished reading it on my Kindle and I loved the characters. I could see myself in the town of Daily. I was drawn into the small town talk and the quirky characters. I laughed and cried and just had a great time reading this. Lisa has a new novel coming out in September; The Sea Keeper's Daughter, so looking forward to it.
ShannahAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Quick read with Texas CharmMay 28, 2014ShannahAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This was such a fun story! I thoroughly enjoy Lisa Wingate's writing style. Her description of life in Daily, Texas made me want to be a part of the small town. The idyllic scenery provided the perfect backdrop for the story and helped to break up the thoughts and actions of the characters, keeping the reader interested.
The characters, supporting and main, were fantastic. I could feel the tension and stress Mandalay was under. The author captured those emotions and made them real. The chemistry between Mandalay and Carter was intriguing and well-written. Imagene Doll's character, by far, was my favorite! I could hear her sweet southern accent and imagine her going on with life around Daily. Her wit and sarcasm was greatly appreciated throughout the book.
What I felt the story was missing, however, was a strong Christian message. Don't get me wrong, there was a message. I think Imagene's character sums up the message nicely when she states: "...sometimes in life you carry the ball, sometimes you just run along, and sometimes you're flat on your back, but just because you don't have the ball don't mean it's not moving toward the goal." What Imagene is saying, and the author is trying to get across, is that sometimes you have to let go and let God. We are not in control of our lives, no matter how hard we try. I just feel like the message wasn't expressed enough in Mandalay's life.
Overall, this was a fun, enjoyable story! I would recommend it for anyone who wants a quick read with witty characters and Southern Texas charm!
didiAge: 35-44Gender: female1 Stars Out Of 5November 20, 2012didiAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1so boring. could not read half way. really tried but had to drop it.