Monday, May 7, 2012

Review: A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; First edition (January 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446582352
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446582353

Book Description

A GROWN-UP KIND OF PRETTY is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother, whose maternal love braids together the strands of the women's shared past--and who will stop at nothing to defend their future.

About the Author

Joshilyn Jackson, a native of the Deep South, has worked as an actor and an award-winning teacher, and is now a writer and a mother of two. She is the author of gods in Alabama; Between, Georgia; The Girl Who Stopped Swimming; and Backseat Saints. Jackson lives with her husband and children outside of Atlanta. Visit her website at 

My Review

I love Joshilyn Jackson's books and so must a lot of other people because I've been on  a waiting list forever to get this book!  I don't know what it is about Southern fiction but I always find it comforting and welcoming. This book is full of new revelations with every turn of the page.  It's a story of family, of love, and of mysteries.  What an enjoyable read.  Impossible to put down. 

Highly recommend this excellent novel.

1 comment:

  1. I really need to read this one! I'm hearing such great things. And I have to really like the characters too, so I'm thinking I'll enjoy this.

    Dwayne Johnston (Seward Alaska Fishing)