Boop and Eve's Road Trip by Mary Helen Sheriff
.PDF, 239 pages
Expected publication: October 6th 2020 by She Writes Press
About the Book:
Eve Prince is done—with college, with her mom, with guys, and with her dream of fashion design. But when her best friend goes MIA, Eve must gather together the broken threads of her life in order to search for her. When Eve’s grandmother, Boop, a retiree dripping with Southern charm, finds out about the trip, she—desperate to see her sister, and also hoping to alleviate Eve’s growing depression—hijacks her granddaughter’s road trip. Boop knows from experience that healing Eve will require more than flirting lessons and a Garlic Festival makeover. Nevertheless, Boop is frustrated when her feeble efforts yield the same failure that her sulfur-laced sip from the Fountain of Youth wrought on her age. She knows that sharing the secret that’s haunted her for sixty years might be the one thing that will lessen Eve’s growing depression—but she also fears that if she reveals it, she’ll lose her family and her own hard-won happiness. Boop and Eve’s journey through the heart of Dixie is an unforgettable love story between a grandmother and her granddaughter.
This is my go to genre, Southern Fiction...usually historical but for some reason this one ticked all my boxes. It was a lot more serious than I expected it to be and I liked that about it, I also loved Boop...Who wouldn't want a grandmother like that!?
Boop and Eve's Road Trip is a beautifully written and brilliantly thought out narrative of how life unfolds: relationships, motherhood, mental health and living life to the fullest. I enjoyed the writing style and the fact the characters seemed so real, some you love, some you love to hate.
The book is a well written love letter to female relationships, especially mother daughter relationships. You can't be happy living your life trying to make someone else happy...it just doesn't work that way. I found it a wonderful read about being human and the writing is exceedingly readable. A tribute to this debut author. Can't wait to read more by Mary Helen Sheriff.
Thank you NetGalley, Mary Sheriff and She Writes Press for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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