Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pleasant Day - Review

Vera Jane Cook

Publisher: Moonshine Cove Press  (February 1, 2015) 
Category: Contemporary Fiction/ Women’s Fiction/ Southern Fiction 
Available in: Print & ebook,  285 Pages 


With murder in common friendship is inevitable: As fifteen year old Pleasant Day struggles with her mother's distance, her father's infidelity and the death of her best friend, she draws closer to Clarissa, an older woman with the secrets to heal her. But Clarissa has struggles of her own as she faces betrayal and seeks to come to terms with old wounds. With her unpredictable but psychic ability to 'read people' Clarissa uncovers the answers to a deadly crime and to Pleasant's true identity. In the end, both Pleasant and Clarissa's worlds are transformed by the truths they're forced to accept.

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My Thoughts

Pleasant Day was certainly a pleasant read !

Pleasant Day is a truly wonderful story that binds two people who could not be further apart but share a bond that is truly mystical. 

As the story progresses we are immersed in the wonderful southern atmosphere that surrounds their small town Hollow Creek, and learn the truth about the ties that bind them together.

With a smattering of suspense and with a whole lot of humour thrown in, we watch the character of Pleasant develop as she learns more about who she is and how she is linked to Clarissa.

This is a totally believable story that could happen in any small town, and the reader is drawn into the imagery and descriptions that make it easy to relate to the townspeople and their truly memorable lives. 

Pinky's Rating (out of 5): 4 dragonflies

About Vera Jane Cook

Vera Jane Cook

Winner: Eric Hoffer Award for publishing excellence and the Indie Excellence Award for notable new fiction! 5 Star Clarion ForeWord Review! 

Vera Jane Cook, writer of Award Winning Women’s Fiction, is the author of The Story of Sassy Sweetwater, Lies a River Deep, Where the Wildflowers Grow, Dancing Backward in Paradise and Annabel Horton, Lost Witch of Salem. Jane, as she is known to family and friends, was born in New York City and grew up amid the eccentricity of her southern and glamorous mother on the Upper West and Upper East Side of Manhattan. An only child, Jane turned to reading novels at an early age and was deeply influenced by an eclectic group of authors. Some of her favorite authors today are Nelson DeMille, Calib Carr, Wally Lamb, Anne Rice, Sue Monk Kidd, Anita Shreve, Jodi Picoult, Alice Walker and Toni Morrison. Her favorite novels are too long to list but include The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, Cheri and The Last of Cheri, The Picture of Dorian Grey, Wuthering Heights, Look at Me, Dogs of Babel, The Bluest Eye, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Body Surfing, Lolita, The Brothers Karamazov, She’s Come Undone, Tale of Two Cities, etc., etc., etc., 

Vera Jane Cook’s Website: http://www.verajanecook.com/ 
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