“Pleasant Day” by Vera Jane Cook
This book started off very slow and I felt like it was bogged down with too much detail. However I decided to not give up on the book and I’m glad I didn’t give up. In fact once I got into the book I couldn’t put it down.
The book synopsis is below and I’ll let you read that so I don’t accidentally give any spoilers away. Basically the book follows a 15 year old girl named Pleasant Day. What she doesn’t know is there are HUGE connections in her town to her, her friend’s murder and someone from her past.
There are so many twists in this book that I had no clue what was going to happen next. I found myself talking out loud while reading, saying things like “you got to be kidding me” or “no way!”. The author had a great way to make me think that one thing then switching it up to something I didn’t expect.
I LOVED this book. I love the characters. I loved the storyline. I loved the ending. Even though I felt like there was too much details written, in the end I think it all helped me create a film in my mind. I could see this book in my head so well, that I was picturing which celebrity would please each character.
I would recommend this book to anyone age 18 or older. There are some sexual innuendos, swear words and violence in it. So please be advised.
Thank you Vera Jane Cook for making my nighttime dreams full of crazy, unpredictable adventures.
With murder in common friendship is inevitable:
As fifteen year old Pleasant Day struggles with her mother’s distance, her father’s infidelity and the death of her best friend, she draws closer to Clarissa, an older woman with the secrets to heal her. But Clarissa has struggles of her own as she faces betrayal and seeks to come to terms with old wounds. With her unpredictable but psychic ability to ‘read people’ Clarissa uncovers the answers to a deadly crime and to Pleasant’s true identity. In the end, both Pleasant and Clarissa’s worlds are transformed by the truths they’re forced to accept.
Praise for ‘Pleasant Day’ By Vera Jane Cook:
“Absolutely unputdownable, a real page turner. Be prepared to clear your schedule for the day. You’re going to read this one straight through! This is Vera Jane Cook’s best one yet!” –Wall to Wall Books
“A beautiful blend of past and present with loveable, memorable characters and a page turning pace, I was sorry I couldn’t read it in one sitting.” –Jenn Doyle, Books & Life.
“A beautiful piece of southern fiction…a great page turner…this book is filled with delightful characters, charm, warmth, love and last but certainly not least, wonderful humor.”-Arlene Uslander, Editor and writer.
Winner: Eric Hoffer Award for publishing
excellence and the Indie Excellence Award for
notable new fiction!
5 Star Clarion ForeWord Review!
Vera Jane Cook, writer of Award Winning Women’s Fiction, is the author of The Story of Sassy Sweetwater, Lies a River Deep, Where the Wildflowers Grow, Dancing Backward in Paradise and Annabel Horton, Lost Witch of Salem.
Jane, as she is known to family and friends, was born in New York City and grew up amid the eccentricity of her southern and glamorous mother on the Upper West and Upper East Side of Manhattan.
An only child, Jane turned to reading novels at an early age and was deeply influenced by an eclectic group of authors. Some of her favorite authors today are Nelson DeMille, Calib Carr, Wally Lamb, Anne Rice, Sue Monk Kidd, Anita Shreve, Jodi Picoult, Alice Walker and Toni Morrison. Her favorite novels are too long to list but include The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, Cheri and The Last of Cheri, The Picture of Dorian Grey, Wuthering Heights, Look at Me, Dogs of Babel, The Bluest Eye, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Body Surfing, Lolita, The Brothers Karamazov, She’s Come Undone, Tale of Two Cities, etc., etc., etc.,
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