Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Review: House of Miracles by Ulrica Huma

House of Miracles by Ulrica Hume

Publisher: Blue Circle Press
Pages: 218
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  In these delightful, at times unsettling stories, we meet two very different women: baby boomer Janet MacDonald, who, despite a blossoming career in San Francisco, feels sure that she is cursed, and her elderly, eccentric neighbor, Mrs. von Meurs. When Janet’s relationship with boyfriend Jack, a struggling photographer, is tested, they drift dangerously apart. It is Mrs. von Meurs, alone and at the end of her life, who tries to keep them together. 

At the heart of House of Miracles is the kaleidoscopic way the diverse characters are connected to Janet and Mrs. von Meurs. Secrets are revealed, and each woman must find her way, whether through a troubled past or into an uncertain future. Sometimes it seems that hope is not only “the thing with feathers,” but it is all they have. That, and the real possibility of miracles.

Kritters Thoughts:  A collection of stories where characters hop in and out, but there are a few that are the main.  Janet and her off and on boyfriend Jack were my favorite of the main characters and whenever they were the focal point, I loved it.  I was able to follow their story and the ups and downs and enjoyed the real quality of their relationship.

With moments of confusion, I would warn future readers to really sit down with this one and maybe take some notes on the characters.  There were a few chapters where I had to take a few pages to find out who was even talking.

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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