Book Reviews of Alma Rose

Alma Rose
Alma Rose
Author: Edith Forbes
ISBN-13: 9781878067333
ISBN-10: 1878067338
Publication Date: 6/1993
Pages: 322
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Seal Press
Book Type: Paperback
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From Library Journal (review written by Lisa Nussbaum, Euclid P.L., Ohio) taken from Amazon.com:

This book is worth reading far into the night for the way it spins out its story with good humor, likable characters, and even a couple of plot twists. Sit back and read about taciturn Pat Lloyd, whose daily routine in Kilgore, the sleepy town off the highway, barely has a ripple in it until a truck driver named Alma Rose bursts onto the scene and focuses her relentless charm and energy on Pat. Soon she wins Pat over, in much the same way that Ann wins over Evelyn in Jane Rule's Desert of the Heart (Naiad Pr., 1985). When Alma stops coming to Kilgore, Pat creates ripples of her own by carving a statue of Alma's likeness into a hillside beside the highway. Showing a special affection for similes, the author writes effortlessly, creating characters that are genuinely warm and believable. Fortunately, she avoids the pitfall of making Peggy Treadwell, the town's voice of morality, into a stereotype. Highly recommended.
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From Library Journal
Curl up on the couch with a cup of hot tea and this book by first novelist Forbes. It's worth reading far into the night for the way it spins out its story with good humor, likable characters, and even a couple of plot twists. Sit back and read about taciturn Pat Lloyd, whose daily routine in Kilgore, the sleepy town off the highway, barely has a ripple in it until a truck driver named Alma Rose bursts onto the scene and focuses her relentless charm and energy on Pat. Soon she wins Pat over, in much the same way that Ann wins over Evelyn in Jane Rule's Desert of the Heart (Naiad Pr., 1985). When Alma stops coming to Kilgore, Pat creates ripples of her own by carving a statue of Alma's likeness into a hillside beside the highway. Showing a special affection for similes, the author writes effortlessly, creating characters that are genuinely warm and believable. Fortunately, she avoids the pitfall of making Peggy Treadwell, the town's voice of morality, into a stereotype. Highly recommended.

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Its a well written tale. The one thing I did not like was the ending, it ended abruptly, I thought.