Saturday, January 18, 2014

REVIEW: Front Porch Lemonade

Front Porch Lemonade
By JudiLynn Taylor

Genre: Women's Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Relationships
Publication date: 5.8.2013
Pages: 284

Date read: 1.18.2014
Recommended by: Read 2 Review

Summary: On the front porch of one Victorian home in the small Southern town of Eubanks, six women gather to indulge themselves in some cutting up, cutting loose, and an unparalleled stream of blowing off steam.

While these friends cannot stop the events that at times attempt to knock them off their charted courses, they do find a way to embrace the changes in their lives—through each other’s support, laughter, and a healthy dose of Miss Abby’s lemonade. Hold the vodka?

The characters are charming and often downright hilarious. The tragedies and triumphs that bounce around this circle of friends are familiar to all of us. This is a book that will warm your heart, make you laugh, bring you closer to the important things in life, which admittedly change with the seasons, as does all of nature.

And not once is the saying “when life gives you lemons . . .” used in the telling of events.

My thoughts

It begins with a recipe for lemonade - and is filled with the lives of a group of friends who, no matter what is going on in their lives, always find time for their weekly gathering on Ms Abbey's front porch.  They share everything with each other - anger, laughter, tears - and always feel better after the time they spend together.

I really enjoyed this.  It's a bit out of my ordinary, but it was fun reading about them, seeing their differences, the playful banter they had between each other and hearing about their lives and families.  Cute book.  As I read, I could almost hear their southern accents in my head.  Definitely a cute read.

Favorite line: "Each was so unique, contributing her own thread of color to the blanket of their friendship."

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