Friday, March 25, 2016

Eighty and Out Book Review and Giveaway

Traumatized by visits to the nursing home to see their elderly aunt, Louise and her sister Jeannie made a youthful pact to not live past age eighty. Was it a silly childhood idea, or were they wise beyond their years? Most importantly, will they go through with it when the time comes?

Eighty and Out Editorial Review: “An emotionally-charged women’s fiction novel about the bond between sisters, friendship, and fate, Eighty and Out will have you deliberating your destiny.” ~ Bestselling author Deborah Brown

My thoughts:

To be quite honest, the description of this book does not do it justice. I initially started reading this story because I like Kim Cano's stories, although the idea of the "Eighty and Out" pact initially turned me off. Why would I want to read a story about some kids who don't want to get old?

However, this is SO much more than a pact about getting old! This is the story of a family, from childhood through their elder years. You see integration through the eyes of a child, women struggling to get into college in an era when it rarely happened, riots through the eyes of a woman trapped in the wrong side of town, and births, life, and death.

You will fall in love with Louise, Jeannie, their family and their friends. You will cheer for them, cry for them and laugh with them.

The only negative for me is that the ending was too abrupt. Everything else was described in such detail, but we came to the conclusion of the book about 50 pages before I was ready! I would've loved to hear the story of the end of the book in detail, instead of in an epilogue.

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"Kim Cano is one of the great writers of our time who will make you feel and think, laugh and cry and in the end nod your head in agreement." - Miki's Hope

"A women’s fiction novel that follows the life of a girl into a woman.  Honestly, this is one to keep on the shelves and read again." - Life as Leels

 "As with all of Kim Cano's books that I have read, you become mesmerized by the story, a beautiful, gentle story of coming of age, love, loss, despair and happiness." - Beck Valley Books

About the Author
Kim Cano is the author of two women's fiction novels: A Widow Redefined, her debut novel and On The Inside, a novel about a middle-aged woman who is sentenced to 17 years in prison for committing a white collar crime.

Kim has also written two animal books: For Animal Lovers, a short story collection for kids ages 9 to 12. and for adults who are young at heart. Kim Cano lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and cat.

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