Wednesday, September 26, 2012

How I Came to Sparkle Again-Kaya McLaren

How I Came to Sparkle Again

Kaya McLaren

St. Martin's, Oct 2 2012, $24.99

ISBN: 9781250013873

In Austin, strike one was the miscarriage; strike two was the infertility; strike three was her husband’s cheating. Work proved a failure as she was not ready mentally to return, Jill Anthony files for a divorce and travels to Sparkle, Colorado where she spent her troubled teen years with her Uncle Howard and home to her BFF Lisa.

Jill and Lisa spend time on the slopes while the former also makes some money babysitting tweener Cassie Jones, whose mother died from cancer. As spring arrives, Jill, Lisa and Cassie each knows they can no longer put off decisions about their respective futures.

Though the reader will know what happened as the storyline is a straight-lined ski run, fans will enjoy how Jill came to sparkle again. Jill is the prime player, but her two female cohorts add depth as all three protagonists are likable individuals. Life in a seasonal ski town makes for an engaging fun cross country paced tale.

Harriet Klausner

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