OLD BORDER ROAD

SUSAN FRODERBERG

  • Pub. Date: December 2010
  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • ISBN-13: 9780316098779
  • ISBN: 0316098779

 

From the Publisher

Katherine is 17, living alone in the beautiful, desolate landscape of southern Arizona. Her mother is feckless, her father busy with his new family. Meeting Son, the scion of a local rancher, seems like deliverance. They marry and live as a family in his parents’ venerable adobe house, but it soon becomes clear that Son is a man who, as his father says, has a “young heart near withered beneath the breastbone.”

Katherine must find her own way during a dangerous months-long drought, when everything seems to be disintegrating around her. Susan Froderberg’s incantatory language—and her deep knowledge of both the complexities of a small, deeply-rooted place and the human heart—make OLD BORDER ROAD soar.

SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM THE PUBLISHER AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!

MY THOUGHTS:

OLD BORDER ROAD by Susan Froderberg is a contemporary romance set in Arizona. This is a story of girl meets boy. Yes, Girl is her name and boy’s name is Son. It has teenage marriage, martial conflict,and life changes.Son is the son of a weathy rancher.Girl marries young only seventeen. Son is a gambler, a cheat, a drinker and cheats on his young bride. A drought hits Arizona causing families to have to struggle. After Son’s father commits sucide, Girl decides to leave her cheating, drinking husband. But Sun gets into an accident and Girl returns back to care for him. Something in this book just didn’t click for me. I don’t know if the writing was more complicated than needed or the characters just didn’t same to have true faces and identities.It just couldn’t same to get into the story line. This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be found at Little, Brown,and Company.

RATING: 3

REVIEWED BY: April Renn

 

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