Friday, March 14, 2014

Golden State Book Review


 
I have a really good book to share with you today called Golden State written by Michelle Richmond.
 
Synopsis:
Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Jacquelyn Mitchard, and Anna Quindlen, Golden State is a powerful, mesmerizing new novel that explores the intricacies of marriage, family, and the profound moments that shape our lives.  
Doctor Julie Walker has just signed her divorce papers when she receives news that her younger sister, Heather, has gone into labor. Though theirs is a strained relationship, Julie sets out for the hospital to be at her sister's side--no easy task, as the streets of San Francisco have erupted into chaos. Today is the day that Californians vote on whether or not to secede from the United States. Today is also the day that Julie will find herself at the epicenter of a violent standoff in which she is forced to examine both the promising and painful parts of her past--her Southern childhood; her romance with her husband, Tom; her estrangement from Heather; and the shattering incident that led to her greatest heartbreak.

Infused with emotional depth and poignancy, Golden State takes readers on a journey over the course of a single, unforgettable day--through an extraordinary landscape of love, loss, and hope.
Wow, Julie sure did have some day! This was one jammed pack day put into one book and it's one drama after another and you will be sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for the next shoe to fall!
 
Even Julie's sister, Heather, provides quite a bit of drama herself. So, between the two of them, it's like a crowded car trying to get through rush hour traffic, you don't go anywhere but the tension is high and things have a way of exploding.
 
Julie also learns a few things about herself at the end of the book that she didn't know and makes quite a few decisions as to what to do with herself and what to say to her sister.
 
My friend read this book also and she said it was so good, that a sequel needs to be written so we know how the story ends. I bet Ms. Richmond is probably thinking about it or hopefully writing one as we speak. You will love this story because it is fast paced, lovable and will make you feel with all your heart, one way or the other.
 
Happy Reading!
About the Author: 
 
Michelle Richmond is the author of the forthcoming novel GOLDEN STATE (February 4, 2014), the New York Times bestseller THE YEAR OF FOG, the novels NO ONE YOU KNOW and DREAM OF THE BLUE ROOM, and the award-winning story collection The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress. Her new story collection, HUM, will also be published in 2014.

Michelle has received the Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize (2012), the Hillsdale Award for Fiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers (2009), the Associated Writing Programs Award, and the Mississippi Review Fiction Prize. Visit michellerichmond.com for updates, book giveaways, and social media links.

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.

5 comments:

rae nelson said...

I have never been to California period though I would love to visit and vacation there! In fact I have never been to the West coat. I have been to some of other states on east coast and I wonder how different West coast living is from east coast! Haven't been out of home state North Carolina too much so thank goodness it is a great state!

rae nelson said...

I have never been to California period though I would love to visit and vacation there! In fact I have never been to the West coat. I have been to some of other states on east coast and I wonder how different West coast living is from east coast! Haven't been out of home state North Carolina too much so thank goodness it is a great state!

Courtney Whisenant said...

Yes, I've been to San Francisco and several cities in California but my favorite is Monterey.

Anita Yancey said...

I have been to San Francisco, but it was about 24 years ago. I hope to go back one day. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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traveler said...

I have been to San Francisco, San Diego, L.A. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com