Sunday, March 18, 2012

Downtown Green by Judy Christie

Book Description:
When the short bypass around Green opens with much fanfare, downtown dries up faster than cement on the roadway. Businesses close and the hospital becomes a clinic. Mayor Eva must decide whether to sell her historic store or close it. The Holey Moley Antique Mall seems less like a dream and more like a nightmare. While the road is progress to some, it seems to be leading Green toward a national trend--a town that is merely a shadow of itself. With the town going backwards, Lois is both intrigued and jealous when a fellow business owner come up with a strategy to save Green. But can his plan rescue the town from the path it 's on?

My Thoughts:
I really liked this book.  A new bypass has opened in Green, the lake has a new plant infestation and it all changes the quiet town Lois has come to love.  There are so many changes that she and Chris have to decide if this is the life they want to continue with or follow what everyone else seems to do and leave.  Green is a place that is comfortable and close to her heart but can it be rescued or is it already lost?
I liked Lois.  She was a strong female lead who wasn't overly pushy.  She is a mom, wife, runs the newspaper and does it all while worry about the town!  Her husband is the perfect fit for her.  The other supporting characters obviously flow from previous books but you don't really feel lost because this book stands by itself (I'm sure the other books would just make you feel closer to the characters) but for being the 5th in a series, this one still has plenty of momentum.
I rate this a 4/5.  It is a good book & makes me want to catch up on the series.

Thank you to PumpUpYourBook for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

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