Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Book Review: If These Walls Could Talk by Bettye Griffin

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Book Review: If These Walls Could Talk by Bettye Griffin


Description:
Reuben and Camille have always been afraid to let their children play outside in their rough Bronx neighborhood. So when they see an ad for homes in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, they jump at the chance. Spirits are high—until Reuben loses his job.
No one in Milo or Dawn's Brooklyn-based family has ever owned a house, and the Poconos seem perfect. But after they move in, it starts to look like their house was slapped together like a ham sandwich and isn't much stronger.
Norman and Veronica are happy to leave Washington Heights for the country...and so are their relatives. Each weekend brings a parade of empty-handed guests expecting to be fed but not expecting to pitch in and help.
Amid trials and triumphs, these families are about to discover that not all is perfect when your dreams come true. . .



Thanks to First Reads and the author, I won this book to rate and review! How exciting, who doesn't love free books!

Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
I really liked this book overall, but the three sets of characters were too much alike at some points of the book, which made it hard to keep up with what happened with each couple. The storyline was good and very realistic with the economy the way it is now. The book finished with a great and somewhat unexpected ending. I would read other books by this author, and that's why I love First Reads. I love discovering author's I've never read before!

3 comments:

  1. Great review!! So happy you are blogging!

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  2. The book sounds interesting and modern, as the economy and housing situation is much like described. LOL @ a house built like a ham sandwich.

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  3. It was very interesting! And that line had me laughing too!

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