|Book 1 – The Book of Bright Ideas
Book 2 -- A Life of Bright Ideas
A LIFE OF BRIGHT IDEAS
Bantam Dell Books/Random House
$15.00 US/$17.00 CAN
Rating: 4 Cups
Evelyn “Button” Peters and Winnalee Malone grew to be the best of friends, but a secret that came out managed to tear their friendship apart when Winnalee moved away. They also started a Book of Bright Ideas that was never finished when they lost touch.
Nine years later, Winnalee has come back, but much has changed in their lives. Button’s mother has died, her father is distant, and she is helping her aunt raise her younger brother. Winnalee is not happy with the way her mother is treating her, which helps propel her into the “free love” era, and boy is she enjoying the lifestyle; she even made a stop at Woodstock!
Along with Winalee comes another secret that is something many never expected. When Winnalee’s mother shows up, she thinks the whole clan from the youngest to the oldest needs a good swift kick in the behind and makes some changes in their lives. It is time to start living again.
Ms. Kring has written an outstanding story with characters that you will not soon forget! From free-spirited Winnalee, to the more quiet Evelyn and the most energetic little brother nicknamed “Boo-Hoo”. All these characters come to life and share their stories of survival, good and bad times, and how life always has a twist just around the next corner. This reviewer says this book is a keeper and one to share with friends.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More