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“Reckless Beginnings by Tina Hogan Grant is engaging and riveting, a well-written story injected with a lot of realism and pathos. Told in a strong and mellifluous tone, this is a story about family and a woman’s search to make sense out of the chaos of her life.” – Readers’ Favorites

“I read the book in a day and a half. A great book I couldn’t put it down. ” – Angie Hardy

“What a story to be told. Moments that are gut-wrenching, some that are comical, some moments where you just want to scream why are you doing that…. but in the end a very good page turner. The main character of the book is very well written and I felt so connected to her life, her choices and her pain and happiness” – Dana D.

 

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Book Review THE WHOLE TOWNS’ TALKING by FANNIE FLAGG

Book Review THE WHOLE TOWNS' TALKING by FANNIE FLAGG

Our book club just finished reading  THE WHOLE TOWN’S TALKING by FANNIE FLAGG and as always I like to share our thoughts and review with you.

About the author

Fannie Flagg began writing and producing television specials at age nineteen and went on to distinguish herself as an actress and writer in television, films and the theater. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Daisy Fay and The Miracle Man, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (which was produced by Universal Pictures as Fried Green Tomatoes). Welcome to the World, Baby Girl, and Standing in the Rainbow. Flagg’s script for Fried Green Tomatoes was nominated for both the Academy and Writer’s Guild of America Awards and won the highly regarded Scripters Award. Flagg lives in California and in Alabama.

The Synopsis of  THE WHOLE TOWN’S TALKING

Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it’s called, is anything but still. The Whole Town’s Talking, tells the story of Lordor Nordstrom, his Swedish mail-order bride, Katrina, and their neighbors and descendants as they live, love, die and carry on in mysterious and surprising ways.

Lordor Nordstrom created, in his wisdom, not only a lively town and a prosperous legacy for himself but also a beautiful final resting place for his family, friends, and neighbors yet to come. “Resting Place” turns out to be a bit of a misnomer, however. Odd things begin to happen, and it starts the whole town talking.

With her wild imagination, great storytelling, and deep understanding of folly and the human heart, the beloved Fannie Flagg tells an unforgettable story of life, afterlife, and the remarkable goings-on of ordinary people. In The Whole Town’s Talking, she reminds us that community is vital, life is a gift, and love never dies.

Our Review

Book Review THE WHOLE TOWNS' TALKING by FANNIE FLAGG

This is the first time any of us had read anything by this author. No one knew what to expect. We had decided to pick a light-hearted book because the last two were somewhat depressing. This book certainly fit the bill. It’s a quick read and would make a perfect book to take to the beach. We all agreed that it was a cute story and was probably how most people hoped life would be after death.

At times the story was humorous and took us on a trip down memory lane, pointing out certain nostalgic events. The book began well with the founding fathers and we felt like we were getting to know them but as soon as we did, they passed away and the book moved on to the next generation. After that, the book began to go downhill. There was just too much crammed into the story. As soon as we began to get to know a new character, Poof, they died. It was really hard to keep track of them and because of that, we had a hard time connecting with the story. We also felt what happened to the town, in the end, was depressing and quite unexpected. Overall we were somewhat disappointed with this book.

Our Overall Rating

Book Review THE WHOLE TOWNS' TALKING by FANNIE FLAGG

COVER DESIGN – 5 STARS – We all agreed the cover was great with eye-catching colors and a theme that was fitting for the storyline. 

CHARACTERIZATION – 3 STARS – Too many characters to keep track of and were short-lived in the book, prevented us from connecting with the characters or story.

STORY & PLOT 3 STARS – It was a cute idea for a story but fell short to engage us or get us excited.

OVERALL RATING – 3 STARS – After having high hopes for this book, we left feeling somewhat disappointed. It was just okay. 

Questions to ask at your book club

Book Review THE WHOLE TOWNS' TALKING by FANNIE FLAGG

1- Lordor met his wife Katrina by placing an ad for a mail-order bride. Did this surprise you and does it remind you of online dating?

2 – Why do you think Lordor and Katrina’s marriage was so successful? What did they do that many couples overlook?

3 – The book chronicles the history of one small town in America, beginning in 1889 and ending in 2021. Do you see any similarities between Elmwood Springs and the town you or your parents grew up in? If so, what are they?

4 – Do you know of any towns that have simply turned into ghost towns?  Why do you think the towns didn’t make it. Did you live in any of the towns you mentioned?

5 – Do you believe in life after death? How do you vision it?

6 – Were there any particular characters you could relate to? If yes, explain why.

7 – The book spans over many decades. Which is your favorite era and why is it? What do you remember the most about that time?

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"Reckless Beginnings" Journey, A day in my Life

Feelings of Regret – Triggered by a Photo

Feelings of Regret - Triggered by a Photo - An Author's Wish

How did a Single Photo Trigger Feelings of Regret?

You might be asking this question after reading my title. Let me explain. When my book was launched and I was overwhelmed with a sense of pride, I immediately mailed a copy to my sister in England. Included in the letter was a small request; that she’d take a picture of the book with our mother. Continue reading “Feelings of Regret – Triggered by a Photo”

"Reckless Beginnings" Journey

RECKLESS BEGINNINGS Virtual Book Tour by Goddess Fish Promotions

Goddess Fish Promotions Virtual Book Tour

I’m pleased to have Goddess Fish Promotions handle the virtual tour for my book Reckless Beginnings. Because of the tour, the book is available NOW! through Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Follow the links at the bottom of the page to order. (Note UK: you can place an order now but the item will not be shipped immediately.

Yes! Reckless Beginnings is available now!  Tell all your friends!

The Tour

RECKLESS BEGINNINGS Virtual Book Tour by Goddess Fish Promotions

The tour will run from October 1st – October 26th, 2018. Making stops at twenty-six websites. Prewritten guest blogs and interviews, along with promo posts, and reviews will be featured on each blog post.

Follow the Tour and Enter the Giveaways

RECKLESS BEGINNINGS Virtual Book Tour by Goddess Fish Promotions

Prizes for the tour are as follows:
• One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.
• One randomly chosen host will receive a $25 Amazon/BN.com gift card.

You have a chance of winning the $ 50.00. prize by simply following the tour each day and entering the giveaway on each stop. That’s twenty-six chances of winning! Be sure to share with your friends

The Tour Stops

October 1: Long and Short Reviews

October 1: Travel the Ages

October 2: Edgar’s Books

October 3: Andi’s Book Reviews

October 3: A Hippie’s Bookshelf

October 4: Sharing Links and Wisdom

October 5: The Tired Buyer

October 5: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart

October 8: Rogue’s Angels

October 9: BooksChatter

October 9: Straight From the Library

October 10: Fabulous and Brunette

October 11: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews

October 11: Southern Delights Book Blog

October 12: bookish bibliophile – review

October 15: The Reading Addict

October 15: Readeropolis

October 16: Two Ends of the Pen

October 17: Rachel Brimble Romance

October 17: Deal Sharing Aunt

October 18: All the Ups and Downs

October 19: Jazzy Book Reviews

October 19: Bookaholic – review

October 22: The Avid Reader

October 23: T’s Stuff

October 23: So Many Books

October 24: Independent Authors

October 25: Notes from a Romantic’s Heart

October 25: Author C.A.Milson

October 26: Welcome to My World of Dreams

 

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