Pages: 275 / 494 KB
Published: June 26, 2012
Publisher: Bramagioia Enterprises
Genre: Chick Lit, Mystery, Fiction
My Rating: 5/5
Summary (from amazon.com):
When Rose reports for Fenton County jury duty she figures she’s lucky to get out of a morning working at the DMV. Instead, despite a disastrous encounter with the new assistant district attorney, Mason Deveraux, she’s picked as a juror on a murder case. As the trial progresses, she realizes an ominous vision she had in the men’s restroom proves the defendant is innocent. And there’s not a cotton picking thing she can do about it.
Or is there?
As if things weren’t bad enough, Rose’s older sister Violet is going through a mid-life crisis. Violet insists that Rose stop seeing her sexy new boyfriend, Arkansas state detective Joe Simmons and date other men. Rose is done letting people boss her around, but she can’t commit to Joe either. Still, Rose isn’t about to let the best thing in her life slip away.
How she does it, I have no idea but once again, Denise Grover Swank has me rating one of her book with FIVE STARS! Her story-telling ability grips me from the first page and has me sitting on the edge of my seat until the very last word.
Rose was and still remains one of my favourite characters in a long time. Her quirky personality mixed in with the new-found freedom in life seems to be the perfect mix for a main character. You really have no idea what will come out of her mouth next or what situation she will find herself in. Even though it is hard to believe that one person from a small town can find so much trouble, the way the story is told allows you to forget those small details and just fully enjoy every minute of it. As for Joe, my on-page boyfriend, well... there really isn't much to be said other than to continue with my previous comment of... SWOOOOON! Love that guy.
One of the most enjoyable parts of this story was the mystery surrounding the murder case. I love chick lit stories that embody more than just the frilly romance so having a bit of mystery thrown in really allows for a truly enjoyable read.
Denise Grover Swank has once again proven herself as an author who can, and does, write for her readers. Whether it's adult paranormal (Chosen series), young adult (Here) or Chick Lit (Rose Gardner); readers will be left with a smile on their face and a need for more.