Sunday, January 5, 2014

Review: Big Cherry Holler By: Adriana Trigiani

Big Cherry Holler (Big Stone Gap, #2)Big Cherry Holler by Adriana Trigiani
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the second book of the Big Gap books. Eight years since the end of the first book, Ave Maria’s story continues. So much has happened in her marriage to Jack Mac – a daughter, Etta, the death of their son, Joe, and now the threat of another woman, Karen Bell. The month long vacation in Italy becomes a separation to “rethink” her marriage.
The wonderful secondary characters from the first book return to steal the reader’s heart. Theodore shares a secret and becomes a voice of reason, Iva Lou brings femininity and womanly wisdom, Pearl Grimes teaches what love truly is – along with other great characters that come off the page. The vivid imagery of the setting is not to be missed, especially when Ave is in Italy.
I am still finding it hard to connect to Ave and found the story a hundred pages longer than necessary. Since I bought the whole series though, I will stick to it and continue to read them, but I would really recommend borrowing them from a library and deciding whether this is truly to your liking or not before investing.

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