July 6, 2011
A Summer Read...
Looking for a fun, light hearted summer read? This one, "Best Staged Plans" by Claire Cook fit that bill for me quite nicely the other day.
Most of the time I seek out books that are on the best seller list, or by authors I have become comfortable and familiar with. I like to sink my imagination into a good mystery or suspense or delve into the lives of others who might have something inspiring to share. I feed my brain with information, sometimes to the point of overload.
There are other times when I need to rinse my brain, to get all the heavy words and thoughts, the ponderous messages and the idea for being grateful for every morsel right out of my head and just relax, let my mind float and be entertained. To just accept a story for what it is and enjoy the characters, the plot and the telling.
Claire Cook is a new to me author, but having read "Best Staged Plans" and being taken along for a bike ride of sorts with laughter and realizing that while life is serious business it need not always be taken seriously, I'm eager to read more of her work. Don't be fooled into thinking that there isn't inspiration or a message in this story. There is. But it is told with the lightness of a summer breeze...refreshing in every way! A cool slice of mid-life chick lit!
*to read an excerpt click here