― Dr. Seuss
Monday, a new week. I hope you all (yes, I'm a southerner) had a great weekend. I have another review for you. Remember the cover reveal we did for Melanie Robertson-King? Well, I read her novel this weekend and would like to share my thoughts with you.
IT HAPPENED ON DUFFERIN TERRACE
By Melanie Robertson-King
In Author Melanie Robertson-King’s latest novel, IT HAPPENED ON DUFFERIN TERRACE, I met a cast of characters that I will not soon forget. Each one has special needs that touched my heart and had me hoping that life would turn out right for them.
First, there’s Serenity Layne, a business lady, whose boss gives her a new assignment to visit the department store chain, Jonathans, and study each store. She is to see which ones are doing well and which ones are not. If she does a good job, she might get a raise, a promotion, or even a partnership. Who could refuse a deal like that?
Enter a dog, a man, and a boy and her whole life changes, even more so than just the possibility of a better job.
The author has created delightful characters that are so real, they might be your next-door neighbors. I found myself crossing my fingers that all would work out for Serenity and also for her new friends. I cannot resist an adorable dog. Or a ten-year-old boy. You have to love them.
IT HAPPENED ON DUFFERIN TERRACE is a gentle story, with what I had hoped was a happy ending. And then…Melanie Robertson-King throws in a big, big, question that changes everything. At least in my mind. Now, when does the next book come out?