Monday, July 19, 2010
The Wedding Gift, by Kathleen McKenna
Oh my goodness. I wish I would have had a paper bag when I read this, because I was laughing so hard at times I was hyperventilating! Kathleen McKenna sure does know how to write a memorable story! This is a story involving small town life, with it's scandal and charm, in a Southwestern town that fancies itself more Southern than it really is. The characters are brilliantly farcical, as are the situations in which they find themselves. I guffawed several times over Leeann's dialogue, both internal and external, because that girl has quite a way with the words.
In some ways, Leeann's situation is tragic, and in some ways it's trashy. I love both aspects. I do not want to give anything away, because trust me, you want to read this book. It is sort of like Murder She Wrote meets King of the Hill, all set in Oklahoma. There are supernatural aspects to the book, which will appeal to paranormal fans, and a touch of mystery, but it is also quite comedic. There is never a dull moment in this one. Read it, and see for yourself!
An electronic copy of this book was provided for review purposes courtesy of the author and publisher.