Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Book Review: Shelter Me by Juliette Fay

I picked this book up on a whim, on my pre-vacation lightning-speed trip through Target to grab toiletries and other essentials. I needed a few books to bring along, and this one caught my eye.

It's the story of a young woman, Janie, who has lost her husband and is left alone to raise 2 small children. She's faced with her anger and loneliness, as well as family and friends who want to help, no matter how much she pushes them away. New friends come into her life – some whom she wishes wouldn't – and she's forced to face life as a widow and single mother.

I loved it.

Truly, loved it.

It was sweet and sad and funny and hopeful.

Fay's characters are great, from Janie's overbearing Aunt to disappearing Mother. Even though it's fiction, it's so REAL. She makes mistakes, says the wrong thing and cries for no reason. She's a true heroine, and you'll find yourself rooting for her every step of the way.

Perhaps what I liked best, was that reading this book made me want to write a book. Something about it made me feel like I had it in me, and that "hey, I could do this, too!"

This book is my inspiration to get my ass in gear and get writing again!


Tasha said...

Thanks for the review! I'm looking for the next thing to read so I may hit Books a Million soon. You could write a great novel! Go for it!

Leroy said...

Just checked--available on kindle. That's next on my list! Thansk for the recommendation!