Saturday, July 19, 2014

Scarlett Says by Julie L. Cannon, A Review ★★★

Scarlett Says

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Book Description

Scarlett O’Hara has an answer for everything . . . right? Gone with the Wind’s Scarlett O’Hara isn’t perfect, but as far as 30-year-old literature lover Joan Meeler is concerned, Scarlett’s outspoken passion, strength, and 17-inch waist make up for her other shortcomings. In fact, Joan has grown quite fond of writing her advice blog in Scarlett’s devil-may-care tone. It gives her a voice and confidence she otherwise couldn’t muster. Nevermind that her writing muse is a fictional character. What would Scarlett say, for example, about Charles, one of Joan’s first and most devoted blog readers, who suddenly has Joan dreaming (and worrying) of a life—and love—outside of make-believe? Joan digs into her heroine’s mind, searching for something to calm her rising insecurities but discovers that Scarlett is surprisingly mute on the topic. Abandoned by her sole source of security, can Joan look elsewhere—even to God—to uncover the inner confidence she so desperately needs?


I received an eARC copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. Here is my honest review.

This was a good book. It wasn't my favorite but I did enjoy reading it. Scarlett was -- neurotic -- in an almost lovable, quirky way. There were a few points where she kinda bugged me. However, I did highlight two great quotes:

"I've figured out a lot over the years, and one thing is that we humans teach other humans how to treat us by how we act and respond to them." (location 581)

"I keep to myself. I keep up a wall, a very courteous wall, but still a wall. No one knows me well, and I prefer it that way. (location 811)

Cannon does a decent job of writing a story about a young woman who is finding herself and the courage to connect with people around her.

I gave this book: 

★ = I did not like it     ★ = It was okay     ★ = I liked it    
★ = I really liked it     ★ = I loved it


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