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Posted April 25, 2012
There’s an old saying money can’t buy happiness and
There’s an old saying money can’t buy happiness and that’s very true for Faith Bass Darling, she lost her son in a terrible accident, her husband’s death followed soon after and her daughter ran away in her teens, yes this was years ago but Faith seems to be reliving it like an old movie loop. Now lately her days aren’t as clear as they once were but when she’s woken up not once but three times by a God she hasn’t spoken to in years, she takes notice. Does he give her an epiphany, or give her prophecies, oh no he tells her to clear out her stately mansion in Bass Texas and have a garage sale to end all garage sales and on this the most momentous of days, December 31, 1999.
So on the dawn of a new century lives will change in the small once prosperous now mostly forgotten town of Bass Texas and the ripple effect will spread until no one is spared the backlash, especially Faith, Bobbie Ann Blankenship, Claudia Darling, Father George Fallow and John Jasper Johnson. These lives will be changed forever, but will the sale change them for the good or for the worse.
I love reading debut novels, it always feels like birth when a new voice in the writing community comes on the scene and it was no different with this unexpected gem of a novel. Now by the title you might think that Ms. Rutledge has a comedy, well you’d be wrong just like I was. Instead inside this book I found the epic struggles of her characters and finally absolution and resolution, there were haunted and troubled people who could be anyone I know and I loved how the author came to her conclusions and found solace for her troubled crew. She used dialogue that I could easily read and understand and her narrative was animated enough that I could easily put myself in the scenes she created. This is a read that would appeal to a wide audience by both sexes and many ages. Now if you’re looking for a novel that gives you a concrete conclusion this isn’t for you, but if like me you like to have that almost absolute ending yet with degrees of variations left to your own imagination, then this is definitely your next must read.
Ms. Rutledge this was exactly the kind of novel that goes on my keeper shelf to be brought out to read again and again and to share with only those who can be trusted with a treasured keepsake. Thank you and I look forward to what you come up with next.
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Posted June 6, 2013
I really enjoyed this book! The story is as intriguing as its c
I really enjoyed this book! The story is as intriguing as its cover! I was first attracted to it by the cover and the fact that Adriana Trigiani endorses it on the front too. And yes, parts of it are laugh out loud funny. You will fall in love with all of the main characters: Faith Bass Darling as she relives her life while casually selling off a lifetime of treasured antiques, the house itself and what it stands for to the residents of this town in the middle of nowhere Texas, Faith's estranged daughter as she returns home, and the town sheriff who has a long relationship and tie to the family. Personally I despise garage sales, but this is one NOT TO BE MISSED! I hope you love it as much as I did. And I can't wait to see what Ms. Rutledge will write next!
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Posted August 17, 2012
Posted January 31, 2013
FAITH BASS DARLING'S LAST GARAGE SALE by Lynda Rutledge is an in
FAITH BASS DARLING'S LAST GARAGE SALE by Lynda Rutledge is an interesting inspirational Women's fiction set in Bass,Texas. Follow Faith Bass Darling on an adventure of second chances,redemption,family secrets,faith,a lifetime of memories. Possessions does not make the person or their life as Faith learns. A charming,enduring story of triumph and heartbreak. What a charming debut for this author. If you enjoy small town life,a bit of laughter,heartbreak,and a lot of love this is the story for you. With engaging,charming,and eccentric characters you will adore and love "Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale" long after the last page. Received for an honest review from the publisher.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews