Sunday, September 15, 2013
The House on Persimmon Road by Jackie Weger
Need Help? Hire a Ghost!
Lottie Roberts is restless and lonely. She’s been sitting on her bones for decades, waiting for her ticket to heaven until… Justine Hale and her family take up residence in Lottie’s two-hundred-year-old plantation house. Lottie senses in Justine a kindred spirit—filled with heartache and in reduced circumstances—which Lottie considers mirrors her own situation exactly. Yet Justine is trying to do the right thing. Else why is she burdened with a bankrupt mother without an ounce of common sense? Or an ex mother-in-law who looks like a pickled beet with a tongue sharper than a hatchet? And where is the father of the recalcitrant eleven year-old boy and the eight-year-old afraid of her own shadow?
Justine needs help and Lottie is of a mind to provide it. But before Lottie can say squat and Justine even unlocks the front door, Tucker Highsmith shows up to steal her thunder. His dark eyes, lazy grin, and sexy Alabama drawl coupled with the dern braggart’s Mr. Fix-it talents just might be the answer to all of Justine’s problems. Or maybe not…
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Ok, let me start off with I was asked by the author Jackie Weger. I have never read anything from her before. I'm really, really glad she asked me to read her book!! I haven't read a book this cute in a long time.
We start off with Justine Hale, her children Pip,Judy Ann and her mom and mother-in-law. They're moving to Alabama because Justine's husband left them to become a monk. Crazy I know!! They move into the old house and boy do I mean old!! It doesn't come with anything new. But, it does come with 2 things... Tucker, the sexy neighbor. Who falls for Justine the INSTANT he meets her. And, Lottie........ The ghost who's been living in the house for over 100 years.
I fell in love with these characters INSTANTLY!! There was so many times I found myself laughing. Poor Justine was stuck in the middle of her mom & mother-in-law constantly fighting & going back and forth. They've never worked a day in their lives. And, don't know how to live poor. They are trying to find themselves. It's really funny seeing them go back and forth all the time.
You have Tucker and his father Wheeler. Who's in a nursing home except for when Tucker brings him home on weekends. Tucker is always helping Justine & the family to fix stuff at the house. All while in love with Justine. He knows she's got her walls up. And, he gets it 100%. Which I loved about him. He didn't push her. But, he also let his feelings for her be known. Even though she vowed to never get into another relationship. They're something about Tucker that has her thinking different.
Pip and Judy Ann are adorable. They are def upset about their father leaving.They def push their mother's patience. Pip along with Wheeler start fishing and start taking pictures. It's really cute. Judy Ann stays close to her mother and grandmother.
Lottie on the other hand. She's a ghost who's “betwixt and between” and determined to regain her physical form. Everytime I read about her I laughed. The whole book she drove the family crazy. They all thought they were seeing things. Or couldn't figure out where their stuff was going. All she wanted was to be alive.
In this book you'll see a family learn to rebuild their lives. Learn to rebuild their family. I loved how they fought like crazy. But, they still watched each other. I loved watching Tucker & Justine grow. They both had a lot of baggage. They had a lot of walls to climb over. I loved the relationship Tucker and the kids had. And Lottie.... She was determined to get her life back as well. You will most certainly will not be disappointed!! I loved everything in this book. I am so glad I read this book. I'm excited to read more from Jackie Weger!!
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