Friday, July 8, 2011

Book Review - Savannah Breeze by Mary Kay Andrews

Savannah BreezeSavannah Breeze by Mary Kay Andrews

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved this book! It was great to get more of BeBe’s story (she was introduced in Savannah Blues) and see more of Weezy. I was a little leary in the beginning as I could see that Reddy was going to probably take advantage of BeBe. And, he did. In a big way. What I loved was that while he took BeBe for everything, she owned up to her part in letting it happen and took charge of getting her life back together. She reached out to friends and family, but did not take advantage. She took the one thing she had left, a run down motel called the Breeze Inn, and set out to make it work.

BeBe also set out to get back what Reddy took. This involved a road trip to Florida with quite the cast of characters in tow. Her Grandfather, who was a hoot and not nearly as oblivious as he came across, Harry, whom she met at the Breeze Inn and who isn’t as gruff as he wants people to think he is, and of course, Weezy. Some tenseness ensues as does some hilarity. It works out in the end, but refreshingly, BeBe grows from this experience and doesn’t quite head back to the perfect life she had before.

This could have been a story of desperation, but it wasn’t. It was about people, friendships, family and taking what life throws at you. It wasn’t simpering, but full of life. BeBe literally takes lemons and makes lemonade.

I wholeheartedly recommend this book (though suggest reading Savannah Blues first if you haven’t read that one) and look forward to reading other books by this author.

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