Friday, September 18, 2015

Montpelier Tomorrow - TLC Book Tours

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Synopsis: Mid-life mom, Colleen Gallagher, would do anything to protect her children from harm. When her daugther’s husband falls ill with ALS, Colleen rolls up her sleeves and moves in, juggling the multiple roles of grandma, cook, and caregiver, only to discover that even her superhuman efforts can’t fix what’s wrong.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: I enjoyed Montpellier Tomorrow. If you have ever had to care for a family member with an illness, you could probably understand all the dynamics and emotions.  I was completely SHOCKED by the ending (no spoiler alert here).  Marylee did an amazing job capturing all the different reactions to an illness that family and friends go through.  

Favorite Character(s):  Colleen, she was so strong and handled everyones care before her own. This is exactly what my mother would have done as well.  I would have had a hard time keeping my mouth shut, especially when it came to Tony's parents who had their heads buried in the sand. 
What Others Are Saying:  Make sure you check out other reviews on the TLC Book Tour.
Monday, August 24th: bookchickdi
Wednesday, August 26th: Peeking Between the Pages
Monday, August 31st: BoundbyWords
Friday, September 4th: Back Porchervations
Friday, September 4th: Queen of All She Reads
Tuesday, September 8th: Kritters Ramblings
Wednesday, September 9th: Raven Haired Girl
Thursday, September 10th: Time 2 Read
Friday, September 11th: A Bookish Way of Life
Monday, September 14th: Bibliotica
Tuesday, September 15th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Wednesday, September 16th: Thoughts On This ‘n That
Thursday, September 17th: Seaside Book Nook
Friday, September 18th: Dreams, Etc.
Monday, September 21st: Good Girl Gone Redneck
Wednesday, September 23rd: The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver
Thursday, September 24th: Ace and Hoser Blook
Wednesday, September 30th: The Reading Cove Book Club

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I would read another book authored by Marylee.  

A former carpenter and mother of five, Marylee MacDonald began writing when her last child left for college. Her fiction has won the Jeanne Leiby Chapbook Award, the Barry Hannah Prize, the Ron Rash Award, the Matt Clark Prize, and the ALR Fiction Award. Her novel, Montpelier Tomorrow, was a Finalist in the 2014 IPPY Awards and the Faulkner-Wisdom Prize. She is widely published in literary magazines such as American Literary ReviewBellevue Literary ReviewFolioBlue Moon Literary & Art ReviewBroad River ReviewFour QuartersNew Delta ReviewNorth Atlantic ReviewRaven ChroniclesReunion: The Dallas ReviewRiver Oak ReviewRuminateStoryQuarterlyThe Briar Cliff Review, and Yalobusha Review.
Find out more about Marylee at her website, see what she’s pinning on Pinterest, and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter. You can also follow her blog and add her to your circles on Google+.