Since my husband and I don't celebrate Valentine's Day, I thought it would be appropriate to give some book love to one of my favorite reads of last year. I LOVED A Good American when I read an advanced copy last Fall and now that it's available to the masses, I'm telling you all to go out and grab a copy. You won't be disappointed! And what a great Valentine's gift to yourself right? Much better than the roses that will die in a week!
Alex George tells the story of a Frederick and Jette and their plight for a happy, successful family in the heartland of America. Surrounded by memorable characters, the pair's story is not a simple one, but wonderfully complicated and rich in detail, history, and love. Spanning generations, there's a lot of "stuff" going on, yet the heart of the story is intimate and familial.
There's humor, heartbreak and sadness, lovely interactions between characters, a few fights, and the plot totally had me both laughing and tearing up multiple times. It's one I want to hand to men, women, and even older teens.
I'm also drooling over that beautiful cover! Another winner from Amy Einhorn.
Go grab a copy from your local indie store...Happy Valentine's Day!
A Good American
Amy Einhorn Books