Saturday, May 30, 2015

{Review} SLANTED by Diane Paley

ISBN #: 978-1910530368
Page Count: 194
Copyright: February 12, 2015
Publisher: Mirador Publishing

Book Description:
(Taken from Amazon)

SLANTED is a tapestry of satire and drama, love and romance, crime and redemption, and unexpected success. It will make readers laugh out loud, and at times wipe tears from their eyes-tears not of sadness, but of joy. The story is woven around the humorous dialogue and slanted antics of Aunt Hattie, who is as hilarious as she can be verbally brutal-due to candor not malice. The voice of the novel is Aunt Hattie's niece, Sam.

Among a variety of events that take place in the novel, such as a brutal crime and a small business that balloons into a large corporation, it is partially a poignant tale of Hattie's return to sanity thanks to the nurturing love from a man who is patient enough to bring her back to normalcy. Sam weaves her personal story around the influence Aunt Hattie had on her life as she grows out of her teenage years into adulthood and encounters her own challenges and successes.

Shelley's Review:

This book was a pleasure to read!  Aunt Hattie goes from being your typical widowed "crazy Aunt" to being something of a hero.  Her interaction with her niece is charming as Hattie comes out of her shell and back to being her former self.  The sub-plot of her niece Sam going through her transition from a girl to a young woman certainly attracts the attention of younger readers as well.  All in all, this book was hard to put down!

Kudos Diane you've done it again!

*A physical copy of this novel was provided by the author in exchange from an honest review.

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