Monday, December 21, 2009

Stretch Marks: Review

Mia is a granola-eating, sensible shoe–wearing, carbon footprint–conscious twenty-something living in a multicultural neighborhood in Chicago. Her mother, Babs, is a stiletto-wearing Zsa Zsa Gabor type who works as an activities hostess on a Caribbean cruise line … and if you guessed there’s some tension there, you’d be right. Factor in an unexpected pregnancy and Mia’s idealistic boyfriend—Lars is such a visionary he doesn’t believe in the institution of marriage—and the mother-daughter relationship is, well, stretched very thin. As is Mia’s sanity when Babs shows up to … help.

Actually, Mia has a whole neighborhood of quirky characters who want to help, including her BFF Frankie, a magenta-haired librarian; Silas, the courtly gentleman of indeterminate age who lives downstairs; and Adam, proprietor of the corner grocery store where Mia shops. But it’s Adam—endearing, kind, possessed of a perfect smile and impeccable Persian manners—who ultimately charms Babs and rescues Mia from more than one mother-induced meltdown. Could it be that Mia and Babs might actually be able to get along?

With Kimberly Stuart’s trademark irreverent humor and a surprising and satisfying take on romance, Stretch Marks is an authentic but tender story about family, grace, and the importance of a good grocer.

Warning!! Do not pick this book up if you have anything that needs to be done, because you won't get to those things. Why? Because you will be unable to put the book down... no joke! This book flows so easy that before you know it you are half way through it, and in another blink of an eye you are done.

This book was wonderful, filled with friendship, love and family!
Stretch Marks is a quick and witty read, perfect for an escape!

Until next time...
Happy Reading!

1 comment:

Ceri said...

Ahahaha. This sounds like such a fun read. I like the way you described it as to not pick it up if you have anything that needs to be done.