Reviewer: Danielle Mason
Title: Gone to Green
Author: Judy Christie
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Release Date: August 2009
Genre/Sub-genre: Inspirational Fiction
Year/Setting: Present Day, Green, Louisiana
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: None
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None
Violent Content Rating: None
Judy's Website: www.judychristie.com
Lois couldn't have been happier for her friend Ed when he told her he was going to buy and run a twice-weekly newspaper. It was his one true dream to own and publish a newspaper and it was finally coming true.
Lois is the city editor at the Dayton Post and in line for a big promotion when Ed tells her his big news, but little do they know that something big is going to change both of their lives.
Not long after Ed actually is in the process of getting his paper, The Green News-Item in rural North Louisiana, he is diagnosed with Leukemia. Ed's death is a big blow to Lois but the news that Ed's attorney has to tell her is even bigger. Ed left Lois his newspaper in his will, with the stipulation that she has to move to Green, Louisiana. She must live in Green and run his newspaper for a year before she can sell it.
Lois, with her decision made, moves to Green thinking she was going to be moving to one of those small towns that is like Mayberry. When she gets there though, her and her staff start to uncover some of the skeletons in the closets of Green.
I really liked this book. Lois is written very well. You actually go through her struggles with her. You agonize with her about her move to Green, then you go through all the problems and the decisions she has to make while she is there. All in all this is a very inspirational book and I would recommend it to read if you are looking for something uplifting but with a little mystery and conflict thrown in!
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