|Conflicting Webs, by Darlene Quinn|
Now, let me tell you, there is a LOT going on in this book. And I do mean a lot, but Quinn is a good enough writer to guide the reader through all the "conflicting webs" and have it all still make sense. And that's true whether you've read the other books in the Toddman-Taylor saga or not.
Really, my only issue with this book is that it sometimes felt less like a cohesive story and more like a snapshot of several months in the lives of several characters in the book. The main characters are April Toddman and her fiancee, Kyle. They are getting married, moving, starting new jobs, dealing with issues with the maid-of-honor and working on securing the future happiness of Kyle's daughter. But, I can't help but feel that the story is less about them and more about all of the other strands of the web surrounding them.
Let me say however, that even though I was a little confused on the story line, it wasn't due to poor writing. Quinn really does somehow manage to keep all of the balls in the air and bring everything to conclusion in a manner that makes sense. I honestly don't know how she did it. Every character she introduces plays a role; no one is superfluous and no one is shuffled off to the side when the reader isn't looking. It's an impressive feat.
So, if you're looking for a summer read that's both light and interesting, I definitely recommend this book.
Happy Tuesday, All!