Review: The Glory of Green - Book #3 The Green Series - Judy Pace Christie - March 2011
It seems that Lois may just be getting her happy ending , as Book #2 left off with Lois's friends catching the wedding bug and Lois still on the lookout for Mr Right. It seems that newcomer Chris Craig has caught the lovebug for Lois as they enter into a three month whirlwind engagement. As the date nears though, Lois is getting cold feet -not about the marriage but the division of her assets - what to keep , where to live ? Is Lois ready to take the plunge into married life ?
It seems so, as Lois and Chris make their way to the altar but just as they are saying their I Do's -tragedy once again strikes the town of Green in the form of a nasty storm.
With the aftermath of the storm, it's discovered that Lois has lost everything she owned as while she was saying I Do in the chapel , the storm ripped away her house.
Lois using the coping mechanism she knows best, heads to the local newspaper office and starts preparing for a special edition. It seems though, that even after all that has happened Lois can't escape from her past as old friends and enemies come back into her life. One of them in the form of offering Lois , a big newspaper job. Is it time to move on and away from Green after all the trouble or will Lois realise that Green is now where her heart is and that you can't no matter what beat "The Glory of Green".
Find out all this and more , and be prepared to break out a box of tissues as The Glory of Green holds some weeping moments.
Once again, Christie draws her readers in to the town, the life, the humor, and the drama in Green. I felt like I was visiting old friends in my hometown. Warm, funny, and nostalgic, The Glory of Green is a wonderful narrative of small town America, pulling together in tragedy. A great read! Novel Journey and I give it a high recommendation.
Lois and Chris are looking forward to the rest of their lives. A beautiful wedding with loved ones and close friends at Grace Community. Everything is perfect just like they have dreamed about, but when tragedy strikes everyone has to pull together like never before. The ITEM has to bring the town the news and Lois is pulled in all directions. But even in the wake of disaster love grows stronger and hope can be found in this quaint town of Green. I found myself drawn to this story and could relate to the characters just like they were old friends, their lives became mine and I found myself not wanting this story to end. An excellent 3rd novel in the series but however it stands on its own as a single novel. A very enjoyable read indeed! Thanks to Abingdon Press for providing this ARC copy for me for my review.