Sunday, April 20, 2014
The Outer Edge of Heaven by Jaclyn M. Hawkes
Paperback: 269 pages
Publisher: Brigham Distributing (August 3, 2011)
My Review:The Outer Edge of Heaven by Jaclyn M. Hawkes
I liked the plot of this story. The humor was funny. The characters were likeable and still had faults and good points.
Charlie goes with her best friend Fo to work at his family ranch in Montana instead of going home after she graduates from collage and standing up for what she wants against her parents. Fo's relatives are surprised when his best friend since he was young is actually a girl.
Charlie wants to be a teacher someday. She is smart, talented, strong except when facing her parents. They want her to be a lawyer and have picked out her future husband Elroy. She is single and does not plan to marry a divorce lawyer her parents have chosen for her.
Luke is running his family ranch helping his father. He is surprised to find Charlie is a girl. He has to figure out where he can put her. He really says they need help with the children. Luke is engaged to be married.
Jamie is 2 years old and cute sounding little boy.
Evie and Elsa are four and five years old
Tuckett is 14 years old
Chase is the oldest. He works out a lot and chases the girls. He does as little as he can.
Chase and Luke's mother died. Tuckett's mother left his father when he was only 6. Richard's third marriage is not happy.
Charlie is strong and makes a difference with everyone. Stepping into help with the little ones. Just like Luke asked for help. If only she can stand up to her parents.
These characters have real problems that a lot of people are facing. Dealing with moral problems, stalkers, teens smoking, unwed pregnancy.
I like reading Jaclyn M. Hawkes books and will continue reading them.