Sugar Man's Daughterby Lucy Crowe
The alleged suicide of heroin king Jimmy "Sugar" Thomas has a lot of the locals in the backwater town of Mount Bloom asking
"Dear Daddy: It's been a year tomorrow. A whole long and sorrowful year gone by, and I still looked for you to be at the kitchen stove tonight, a cigarette propped between your lips, and a scowl set in deep around your eyebrows . . . "
The alleged suicide of heroin king Jimmy "Sugar" Thomas has a lot of the locals in the backwater town of Mount Bloom asking questions. And the fall-out from his death has his only daughter delving - albeit unwillingly - into the spirit world and running from some harsh allegations made by her current love interest. Is it possible to have loved someone for a lifetime and still not have known him at all? Nicola Thomas is searching for the answer to that question while striving to maintain a status quo façade; and her life only grows more complicated when she joins a testosterone-driven fire department, takes in the local Bad Child, and falls in love.
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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Sugar Man’s Daughter is a very well-written, easy-to-read book. I’ve got so many mixed emotions about this book. I really enjoyed reading it, but there were some parts that were hard for me to read. I hated when Johnny and Nicola went their separate ways but never really broke up. I’m still not sure exactly what I felt for the characters. Nicola seemed to enjoy living in denial. She refused to admit to herself and anyone else the horrors she’d been through. The connection she had with Benny was very different. I wasn’t sure what to make of Benny. Benny was a drug addicted, pregnant 15 year old. Then there’s Johnny. I loved to hate him. I didn’t like the way Johnny and Nicola treated each other and the people in their lives. To be honest, I didn’t really like the way any of the characters acted. That’s why I’m so torn about this book. I really enjoyed it and had to keep reading to see what happened, but I didn’t really like any of the characters. Overall, a great page turner that had me hooked till the end. 4-Bombs Reviewed by Tracy
I won't take the time to summarize this story, but I will tell you... nobody writes a sentence or turns a phrase like Lucy Crowe. Her characters are complicated, but likeable. They all have flaws, some more than others, but that just makes them all the more interesting. I highly recommend this book. It's an excellent read. ~Ann Everett
Lucy Crowe can write! Her characters come alive on the page, and she involves all the reader's senses in her scenes. One doesn't merely follow the plot of the story, but lives it. The drug trade, those dedicated to fight it, and the daily trials of Fire and Recue personnel, serve as a backdrop for what is actually a story of people - people who love, hate, and try to make sense of the world they live in. Literary fiction at its best. Jack the Knife
Lucy Crowe's prose is beautiful - fluid, descriptive, original, yet Sugar Man's Daughter is a gritty story. The main character, Nicola, has known her share of hardship; has known the underbelly of society. Her story and Crowe's prose are captivating. I am reading Crowe's sequel and it is as unflinchingly honest as Sugar Man's Daughter. I particularly enjoy the glimpse into the world of EMT's and the, at times, heartbreaking realities of the job. Looking forward to more by this author DLampi
Lucy Crowe's "Sugar Man's Daughter" is novel that features gritty realism and extraordinary characters, written in outstanding prose that borders on poetic. Nicola Thomas is a female firefighter healing emotionally after a miscarriage. Johnny is her new boyfriend, and don't forget Benny, one of my favorite all-time characters. Nic has to confront her past before she can move ahead with her future. Crowe's voice is unique and unforgettable. I look forward to reading more by this awesome author, and can't wait for her next book.