Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg August 23
I have read a lot of books by Elizabeth Berg and enjoyed them all – this was no exception! First off, I was unaware that while this is read beautifully as a standalone book, it’s actually a continuation of a previous book by Ms Berg called “The Story of Arthur Truluv”. Many of the same characters make appearances here, in a small fictional town in rural Missouri. We meet friends and neighbors of our likable main character, Lucille, who loves to bake and is very proficient at it. Lucille is elderly (80’s) and much of the book is from her perspective. As a slightly “older” person myself, I could sure relate to many of Lucille’s thoughts, opinions, and feelings. I truly enjoyed how this community of quirky characters interacted with one another, both young and old. There is romance, sickness, joviality, tenderness, and love interspersed throughout the pages of this book. It reminded me a lot of a Fannie Flagg novel (another author I adore) – so down to earth and yes, even heartwarming! Definitely recommend for a light, easy read — sort of like comfort food, in book form. 🙂
I was kindly given this book prior to it’s release by Netgalley for my honest review.
As a side note, my favorite book by Ms Berg is one I read quite a few years back – “The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted”. If you have ever struggled with “dieting”, you’ll love this one — I sure did!!