MoonPies and Movie Stars by Amy Wallen
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I wanted to like this book. I really did. The author spoke at a meeting of my writers club and she was so engaging I immediately bought the book. I slogged through it to a very disappointing ending. It was overwritten to make the southern characters extreme stereotypes, and descriptions and emotions were repeated, and repeated......The premise is a search for Violet,the adopted daughter of Ruby Kincaid. who abandoned her husband and two children four years earlier for reasons unknown. Ruby runs a bowling alley in Texas and when she sees her daughter on a TV commercial, she decides to head to Hollywood to find her. Accompanying her are Violet's annoying mother-in-law, Ruby's sister Loralva, and the two grandchildren. There are many adventures along the way but they're boring, and so is this family. I won't give away the ending in case someone still wants to read this book, but I'd select it only if there's nothing else around.
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