The third book in the Big Stone Gap series. While I really enjoyed the first two books in this series, Big Stone Gap and Big Cherry Holler, I found this one to be just okay, a little better than average.
The main character of this book is Ave Maria Mulligan MacChesney. In the first two books I really loved her character and her choices in life. This time I wanted to shake her more than once. Instead of the strong character from the first two books she seemed whiney and even shrewish at times, especially within her relationship to her teenaged daughter. I also felt he book seemed rushed, going through years with the turn of a page.
That said I still enjoy the eccentric characters, and the beautiful descriptions, especially of Italy. And I love Jack Mac, Ave's true blue husband; even though I think his appearances here were mostly to calm down Ave after one of her outbursts.
Not as good as the first two, but still gets extra points for bringing me on another trip to Big Stone Gap, which probably won't happen again, as it appears as if there is another book in the series it will be centered elsewhere.
The continuing story of Stone Gap Creek and the lives of the members of the town. Ave Maria Mulligan MacChesney was never a devotee of tarot cards and crystal balls. But when the fortune-teller at the county fair suggests she "redream" her life, Ave Maria figures maybe a little redirection is in order.
Beautifully written contemporary story of a family and the choices they make.
If you loved Big Stone Gap, you will enjoy Milk Glass Moon by Adriana Trigiani. A quick enjoyable read with the usual colorful charaters you expect from a Trigiani novel. Set in the Appalachian mountains the story weaves back and forth between Cracker's Neck Holler, New York City, and Italy.
Trigiani takes this opportunity to delve into the relationships of mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and best friends, even best friends with benefits.
If you are looking for a quick enjoyable read that will draw you in with it's country down home charm and make you want to put your feet up and read some more, go ahead and pick it up and take a load off.
This was my least favorite book in the series but still a must read if you are a fan of Jack Mac and Ave Maria. I felt like the author tried to cover too much time in too few pages so I had the impression of being rushed along.