Friday, August 21, 2015

Book Review: Monday, Sunday by Fenton Grace

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1702 KB
  • Print Length: 233 pages
  • Publisher: Hanover Press (March 4 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0996153403
  • ISBN-13: 978-0996153409

Laney Secord is an attractive, 32-year-old single mother suffering from the recent loss of her husband. She blames herself for his death, and has been in a state of emotional paralysis ever since. One day, she meets Christopher, a striking 16-year-old boy in the prime of adolescence. He avidly pursues her, yet she knows the attraction she feels for him is wrong. He’s just a teenager after all – what could they have in common?  

Laney tries to push him away, becoming more paranoid, feeling that everyone in tiny Plainview, Colorado is watching her, mocking her. She begins a relationship with the boy’s father, Bill, who is more age-appropriate. But he isn't quite the right match. 

The week-long romantic triangle that develops culminates on Sunday, Mother’s Day, changing their lives in ways that none of them could have imagined. 

In this beautifully written and compelling novel, author Fenton Grace explores the consequences of flawed choices, the nature of betrayal and forgiveness, and the boundaries of sexual attraction.

About the Author: Fenton Grace

Fenton Grace was born and raised in New England.  A graduate of Brown University with a degree in French, she enjoys playing piano, tennis, and keeping in shape with Pilates.  Fenton has worked in the entertainment industry at several television and movie studios in a variety of business service roles.  Happily married for 17 years, she is the proud mother of two children.  She currently lives in beautiful Souther California.  Monday, Sunday is her first novel.

My Review: 

This was the first book I have read of Fenton Grace's. I can not remember the last time I held such strong feelings about a character in a book I have read. Laney was one character that I am thankful does not exist in my everyday life. This character is completely self absorbed in herself and it was difficult for me to read.  I had limited empathy for her reading she lost her husband and was in mourning...until I read about her internal battles and choices she makes. Fenton Grace is very good at writing as it's not easy for me to feel such emotion over a character.  I found most of the book was Laney making a bad decision then second guessing her decisions.  Then proceeding to make another bad decision. 

However as much as I was involved in the story, I was a bit disappointed at the ending of it. I felt like I was right in the middle of an intense part of the book and it abruptly ended.  Again a clear show how involved I became in the book, with the strong feelings I had about its ending.

 I give this book a 3 out of 5. 

1 comment:

Teddy Rose said...

Thanks for taking part in the tour! Laney is certainly a strong character. I get what you are saying about the ending. I have read my fair share of ambiguous endings but have come to realize they are a bit more like real life. There is not always a neat and tidy ending in real life. Take the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, for instance. We will never know for sure what happened to her.