Thursday, July 25, 2013
Love Overdue by Pamela Morsi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Snagged from NetGalley.
When I first started reading this, I intended to just peruse the first chapter or so. I ended up getting sucked in and I read much longer than I intended to, much to the detriment of my schedule. The characters were wonderful and I loved the look at what it's like to live in a farming town. While my family line hails back to the days when the Island was mostly farmland, and one branch actually still operates a farm out east, my branch of the family is firmly rooted in suburbia. All the women in my family have windowsill gardens, but nothing to the scale that would require a harvest, so I was fascinated by the idea that this entire town would shut down to help harvest wheat.
However, it must be said that, while I've shelved this as contemporary romance, it's really not. There's actually not much plot at all. It's like a leisurely look at the inner workings of a small town. The focus on the relationship was erratic and I didn't feel it was ever really resolved. Indeed, the minute we were supposed to get the romantic payoff, the book faded to black and the next bit was the epilogue. I was very disappointed.
So if you're looking for a wonderful setting book, along the lines of Billie Letts or Fried Green Tomatoes, check out Love Overdue. Otherwise, you may want to give it a pass.