Monday, January 23, 2012

Never Any Peace and Quiet for Parents :)

The Arrivals 
By Meg Mitchell Moore

Genre: Fiction, Adult Novel

The Review:
Parents/grandparents Ginny and William find their quiet Vermont home overrun with their grown children. The eldest daughter, Lillian, is on the run from her husband Tom, who cheated, dragging precocious 3-year-old Olivia, and baby Phillip. Stephen and Jane on unexpected bedrest. Rachel, on the run from relationship and career woes. 

I loved the compelling portrayal of women's roles in today's society. So many perspectives. Jane, the ambitious career woman. Lillian, the loving yet reluctant mother. Rachel, who is trying to find herself, her career, and a balance. Ginny, who never questioned her role as a mother. A swift, satisfying read. 

Song to Read By: "Summer Breeze" by Seals and Croft

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