Sunday, April 20, 2014

Review: Shake Down The Stars By: Renee Swindle

Shake Down the StarsShake Down the Stars by Renee Swindle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

***** This is a First Reads, Thank You Goodreads *****

Piper Nelson has found herself on this side of bad - experience a tragedy, get a divorce, become the black sheep. Just when she thought things couldn't get worse, her half sister gets engaged to a football star and goes onto a reality show, her ex husband dumps her (yes, unhealthy, but, that's Piper) for a younger woman and gets her pregnant, and just maybe she might lose her job because of her alcohol problem.
Sometimes you think you are at your worst and you can sink deeper, you think you are the only one with the pain that you hold yet there is pain everywhere, and sometimes the stars align just right and the universe unfolds and reveals herself at the right moment - when you are ready to see, when you are ready to shake down the stars.
I really loved the depth of Piper and all the relationships in her life. The author has a way of delivering the complexities from the boss to the mother, from the possibilities of the future to the reflections of the past - how all are interwoven, weaved and that sometimes the greatest gift to ourselves is the freedom to forgive and to love.
This is a book that will make you laugh, cry, and long after you put down think about. Read this one with your girlfriend (or book club) because you will want to talk about a few things in here!

View all my reviews