Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Eliza Starts a Rumor” by Jane L. Rosen, Berkley Publishing, June 23, 2020
Jane L. Rosen, Author of “Eliza Starts A Rumor” has written an intriguing, captivating, emotional, memorable, and thought-provoking novel. The genres for this novel are Fiction and Women’s Fiction. The timeline for this story is in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. This takes place in a small suburban town. The author describes her characters as complex and complicated. Each character has their own set of problems. The themes that run through this book are the importance of sisterhood, family, friendship, honesty, communication, love, and hope.
Eliza Hunt is a wife and an empty_ nest Mom. She created a bulletin that has served her community for quite a while. Poor Eliza also has the fear of leaving the house (agoraphobia) and finds out that her bulletin is losing viewers and popularity to a new kind of publication. To prevent that from happening Eliza is determined to modernize and update her bulletin. She does this by putting in a fake rumor to spice up the news.
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, and Eliza’s “rumor” seems to be too close to home for some people, who question this in their lives. Other newer community members also now put questions and discussions on this board that make it more controversial. This bulletin has certainly changed, and it looks like there is going to be “changes” in this community. Will this community ever be the same? I highly recommend this thought-provoking and memorable novel.