Guest House by Barbara Richardson
Melba Burns, a divorced real estate agent living in Portland, Oregon, sees a bicyclist hit by a truck one afternoon as she is drivng home from work. The incident profoundly affects her life and causes her to re-evaluate. She quits her job and moves into an old farmhouse. Then follows a series of unusual guests who completely change Melba's way of thinking and cause her to do things she never would have done before. She soon sees how her life has truly been enriched as a result of taking these new friends into her life and home.
I have read several positive reviews of this book and although I agree with some of what is in those reviews, I cannot say I completely enjoyed this book. I have to confess I didn't even read all of it. I couldn't. There comes a point where I, as a reader, must consider whether it is worth my time to finish a book in which I am not taking pleasure. I must move on.
So, I move on. And I say, may this review be taken with a grain of salt and remember, it is only one person's opinion. There are others who loved this book. Here are just a few:
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If any of you would like my copy of the book, I'll be glad to mail it to you so you can read it for yourself. Who knows, maybe you'll like it! Just let me know in the comments and if I get more than one of you who wants it, I'll have a drawing. I'll wait until Tuesday (April 27) to give you a chance to request it.