Saturday, September 22, 2012

Review: Between Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson

by:  Joshilyn Jackson
published by:  Grand Central Publishing
publish date:  May 2, 2007

Nonny Frett understands the meaning of the phrase "in
between a rock and a hard place" better than any woman
alive. She's got two mothers, "one deaf-blind and the
other four baby steps from flat crazy." She's got two
men: a husband who's easing out the back door; and a
best friend, who's laying siege to her heart in her front
yard. And she has two families: the Fretts, who stole her
and raised her right; and the Crabtrees, who won't forget
how they were done wrong. Now, in Between,
Georgia, a feud that began the night Nonny was born
is escalating and threatening to expose family secrets.

This was the last book by Joshilyn Jackson I had to read.  I was kinda almost sad to read it.  I've become such a fangirl of J.J. over the last couple of years.  Now, I have to wait for something new to come out.  I haven't heard of anything on the horizon, so I'm hoping it won't be a too terribly long wait.

Between, Georgia is about a town in Georgia.  It's the town that Nonny was born in.  She was an unwanted, illegitimate Crabtree child that was adopted by Stacia Frett.  The feud between these two families had started before this had happened, but this adoption definitely turned up the heat. 

Stacia is blind and deaf, but she is a gifted artist.  She, along with her sister Genny, makes dolls.  Genny lives with Stacia and helps her with her artwork, but Genny has severe anxiety issues and needs the comfort Stacia provides.  Bernese lives next door and she is a force to be reckoned with.  She delivered Nonny on her living room floor and she takes care of Stacia's museum and makes sure she has the entire town in her pocket.

The feud reaches a fevered pitch when a Crabtree dog attacks Genny and Stacia.  Nonny must come home to take care of her mother.  Doing so puts her looming divorce at risk.  Nonny is at her wits end trying to please everyone. 

Once again Joshilyn Jackson read the audiobook.  She does awesome audiobooks.  They are really some of my favorites.  I definitely recommend any and all of them, especially to fans of southern literature.

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