Making Arrangements by Ferris Robinson
Against all odds, cancer survivor Lang Ellis is celebrating the one-year anniversary of her “death sentence” when her beloved husband drops dead on the tennis court.
Devoted to him, she reels from the loss, focusing on her precious granddaughter but struggling with her bossy only child, Teddy, and his aloof girlfriend, Sarah.
With her historical family estate in jeopardy, Lang realizes her husband wasn’t as perfect as she thought.
The secret he carried to his grave can ruin her life.
If she lets it.
Information about the Book
Title: Making Arrangements
Author: Ferris Robinson
Release Date: 15th August 2016
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30657889-making-arrangements
Ferris Robinson lives in a beautiful part of East Tennessee with her husband and two dogs. The mother of three grown sons, she delights in the fact that her dogs obey her – more or less.
A former columnist for the Chattanooga Free Press, she is the editor of the Lookout Mountain Mirror and the Signal Mountain Mirror. Her work has been published numerous times in The Christian Science Monitor and the “Chicken Soup for the Soul’ series. She is a columnist at chattanoogan.com.
The author of several cookbooks, including “Never Trust a Hungry Cook,” which she wrote in college and the “Gorgeless Gourmet’s Cookbook,” Ferris was featured on the cover of Women’s World magazine. Promoting her super-easy but healthy recipes, she made numerous television appearances and sold 10,000 copies of the Gorgeless Gourmet’s Cookbook, pre-Internet. Paid subscribers from every state in the U.S. received her newsletter featuring “practically fat-free recipes for super-busy people.”
Her book “Dogs and Love – Sixteen Stories of Fidelity” has 94 reviews on Amazon, and her other books include “Authentic Log Homes.” “Making Arrangements” is her first novel.
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The Cover: What a beautiful painting! The cover shows a woman and was actually painted by the author's mother for the book. It's very fitting I think now that I have read the book.
The Plot: Making Arrangements is a very touching story that keeps the reader engaged and entertained. It tells a tender story of an old relationship, several new relationships, and a family with lots of secrets. It was filled with humor, sadness, joy and at times made me even angry. But the story moved well keeping me reading even if I only had a few minutes.
The Characters: I wasn't sure how to take our main character, Lang, until well into the story. She seemed lost and weak, but only until I got to know her. She was in a tough position and that's when her strength really showed. All of the supporting characters were wonderfully written with depth and feeling and I enjoyed reading their interactions. Sarah and Leland were favorites, but little Katie D and Victoria were loved.
Is it Worth Reading?: Without a doubt. As I have said before, when I am reading something outside my genres, I always get nervous. But Making Arrangements was very well written and I enjoyed it very much. I highly recommend it to readers of contemporary and give it 4 out of 5 crossbows.