Sunday, January 12, 2014

Morning Glory

Morning Glory
by Sarah Jio

Genre: Women's Fiction

Review: Sarah Jio's latest novel is my favorite of all five. A woman moves to a houseboat community on a lake in Seattle, called Boat Street, to grieve the loss of her husband and daughter. Once there, she stumbles upon the mystery of Penny Wentworth, former boat inhabitant, wife of a moody painter. 

The setting in Seattle is a character in itself, and the flashbacks to Ada's life with James and Ella aren't sentimental, but revealing.  Both Penny and Ada are well-drawn characters. 

Finding out what happened to Penny proves a worthy distraction, as does her neighbor Alex.

Read my reviews of Jio's other books: The Last CamelliaBlackberry Winter, and The Bungalow.

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