Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Secret to Hummingbird Cake Review


 About the Book

 In the South you always say “yes, ma’am” and “no, ma’am.” You know everybody’s business. Football is a lifestyle not a pastime. Food—especially dessert— is almost a religious experience. And you protect your friends as fiercely as you protect your family— even if the threat is something you cannot see.

In this spot-on Southern novel brimming with wit and authenticity, you’ll laugh alongside lifelong friends, navigate the sometimes rocky path of marriage, and roll through the outrageous curveballs that life sometimes throws . . . from devastating pain to absolute joy. And if you’re lucky, you just may discover the secret to hummingbird cake along the way. (Goodreads)

 My Thoughts

So I’ll be honest, I wanted to read this book because of the cover and because of the setting in the south. A few chapters in and I knew where this book was going and was slightly disappointed. Three friends going through life’s ups and downs. One has cheated on her husband (and I’ll be honest I didn’t really see where this had a redeeming ending aside from “oh it happened. oh well moving on.”) Also, this is discussed within the first chapter so it’s not really a spoiler. That part bugged me a bit because it was too easy, when something like that happens it doesn’t just go away.
I loved the friendship theme and there were some humorous stories. There was some language, nothing terrible, but not necessary either.
The best part of the book happened near the end and I found it to be very much like many movies I’ve seen. I think it wrapped things up after much sadness and real life situations.
It was an okay book in my opinion. Not my favorite but I didn’t hate it either. I guess I just didn’t get much from it and it didn’t leave a resounding feeling of a great book.
Three stars.

“I received this book from BookLook Bloggers for free in exchange for an honest review.”

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