Friday, July 8, 2011

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help is about a young white woman in the early 1960s in Mississippi who becomes interested in the plight of the black ladies' maids that every family has working for them. She writes their stories about mistreatment, abuse and heartbreaks of working in white families' homes, all just before the Civil Rights revolution. That is the story in a nutshell - but it is so much more than just stories.

OK - so if you have ever seen this book then you know it is rather long. I have put off reading this partly due to length, but also just really didn't think I would like it.

Well, I wish I had read it sooner!!!! It was amazing well written. Will make you laugh, break your heart, scare you and cause you to count your blessings!!!

So take a minute to download it, order it, store at the book store , borrow it from a friends or run to the Library BECAUSE - YOU MUST READ!

It's amazing!!

Definately a 5 Star in my book!!!

Summer Rental

What a great summer read!!! Especially for you Moms sitting at the pool with your kiddos or at the beach! Mary Kay Andrews has captured the feel of Nags Head in this great book with a touch of romance!!

Madison and I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Mary Kay in Duck this past month just a few days after the release of this book. She was wonderfully delightful, funny and so sweet! I must say this has been one of the highlights of my summer so far!!

Looking forward to next summer's release - she told us there would be one! :)