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Number of Pages: 366
Vendor: WestBow Press
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.00 X 0.82 (inches)|
An eclectic assortment of humanity, with all their foibles and failings, lived in the house on Moody Avenue over a period of ninety years. I tell their stories.
Lisette, her unshakable faith sustaining her, is undeterred in the face of adversity; Julia, a social-climbing snob, sees her world crumble when her children marry inappropriately; Clarence, a Casper Milquetoast bank clerk, absconds with a quarter of a million dollars; Frances, a country girl, comes to the big city to marry a rich man; Sammy, a black man, passes for white.
Beatnik squatters, high on LSD, burn down the condemned ninety-year-old house, leaving it naught but a precious memory in the hearts of those who once sought its shelter.
daischopChattanooga, TNAge: 35-44Gender: female1 Stars Out Of 5Not very goodMarch 26, 2017daischopChattanooga, TNAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0The House on Moody Avenue was lacking any character with cover design, but because the synopsis of the book sounded so interesting I opted to give it a chance.
The story is about an assortment of people who lived in a house on Moody Avenue over a time. The story is told of the people who lived within the walls. Those who had unshakeable faith, a snob and a variety of other characters promising intrigue. Unfortunately, I found the story to be very dry and uninteresting. The first pages did not succeed in drawing me in. I found it to be more a synopsis of a story, a layout of a story without enough details to make it truly into a story. After skimming through the first chapter, and attempting the second, I gave up. It is not very often that I don't make an effort to read a book to the end, but sadly this is one of them.
Again, I believe the story had potential, had it been written in a more description manner.
I received this book from Zondervan in exchange for an honest review.