Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Book of CarolSue” by Lynne Hugo, Kensington Publishing, August 25, 2020 On Suzy Approved Book Tours
Lynne Hugo, the author of “The Book of CarolSue” has written a memorable, witty, delightful, and heartwarming novel. The genres for this novel are women’s fiction, and fiction. This is the second in a series, and it can be read alone. The timeline for this story is set in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the events or characters. The author describes her colorful and dramatic characters as mostly likable and relatable. They are quirky and dysfunctional. Of course, what enjoyable story doesn’t have chickens goats, cats and dogs? I love the way the author vividly describes the characters, scenery and the events in the story.
Louisa rescues her sister CarolSue when Charlie, CarolSue’s husband passes away. Before CarolSue has a chance to blink she is helping Louisa on the farm picking sweet potatoes, listening to Louisa talk to the chickens, and having “naps” with Sheriff Gus.
Louisa’s son Gary has found religion, and somehow has a knack for finding trouble. As a matter of fact, Gary does turn to ask Sheriff Gus for some help. Sheriff Gus doesn’t really notice what is going on at Louisa’s house. The author discusses the importance of family, friends, love and hope. I would highly recommend this entertaining and humorous novel.