Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Review: A Scattered Life by Karen McQuestion

Friends loving each other unconditionally is the theme of Karen McQuestion's novel "A Scattered Life".  We are so different as mothers, grandmothers, friends; how we show our love, organizational skills, how we raise our children and how we keep our homes.  This is a sweet story of three women and how their relationships carry them through life despite their differences.  A good story, slow sometimes but an OK read and allows you to ponder how you love those in your life.

Free-spirit Skyla Plinka has found the love and stability she always wanted in her reliable husband Thomas. Settling into her new family and roles as wife and mother, life in rural Wisconsin is satisfying, but can’t seem to quell Skyla’s growing sense of restlessness. Her only reprieve is her growing friendship with neighbor Roxanne, who has five kids (and counting) and a life in constant disarray – but also a life filled with laughter and love.

Much to the dismay of her intrusive mother-in-law, Audrey, Skyla takes a part-time job at the local bookstore and slowly begins to rediscover her voice, independence and confidence. Throughout one pivotal year in the life of Skyla, Audrey and Roxanne, all three very different women will learn what it means to love unconditionally.

Favorite Quotes:
"She wondered if he was an angel, although she'd never heard of one with wire rim glasses before."

"A friend is someone you could call in the middle of the night if you're stuck downtown and your car won't start.  A true friend will come and get you without thinking twice about it."

"The term "white trash" in any sentence doesn't come off very well".

"Most people have everything they need to be happy."

"No one can mail out 60 Christmas card pictures of their dog with a hard-on and not notice."

"Sometimes in life we need to just let things go, let other people have their way, even if we're right."

"It's a good plan, but don't let the planning take the place of doing."

"It's a matter of karma.  You did something to cause someone else pain, and you won't be released from your own pain until you make it up to them."

"Pave your own path with happiness."

"It's always been my experience that the people you love are the only ones you can count on."

"Why does joy always have to be overshadowed by pain."

"It's human nature, you use poor judgement or act impulsively and then regret it later."

"People are the only things that matter, there's a lot of love out there if you'll just let people into your life and open your heart."

"Seems like life gives you what you need instead of what you want."


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