Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Review: South of Superior by Ellen Airgood

This past week, my husband and I went to Grand Marais, Minnesota, along Lake Superior for a relaxing vacation.  I had seen this novel and decided that it was a perfect time to read, South of Superior by Ellen Airgood.  The setting for this novel is much like the atmosphere and countryside of where we were staying.  It is a beautiful place with the back drop of Lake Superior.  I was very surprised at the slow the pace of life and how few tourists invaded their local.  Such is the story of "South of Superior."

The novel is a little slow and off beat but very true to the area that it is written about.  The locals are friendly, caring and reliable.  Richness in friendships is the wealth they rely upon and one to be most treasured. 

Sit back, relax and enjoy a sweet story for a great summer read.

SYNOPSIS by Barnes & Noble
A debut novel full of heart, in which love, friendship, and charity teach a young woman to live a bigger life.
When Madeline Stone walks away from Chicago and moves five hundred miles north to the coast of Lake Superior, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, she isn't prepared for how much her life will change.
Charged with caring for an aging family friend, Madeline finds herself in the middle of beautiful nowhere with Gladys and Arbutus, two octogenarian sisters-one sharp and stubborn, the other sweeter than sunshine. As Madeline begins to experience the ways of the small, tight-knit town, she is drawn into the lives and dramas of its residents. It's a place where times are tough and debts run deep, but friendship, community, and compassion run deeper. As the story hurtles along-featuring a lost child, a dashed love, a car accident, a wedding, a fire, and a romantic reunion-Gladys, Arbutus, and the rest of the town teach Madeline more about life, love, and goodwill than she's learned in a lifetime.
A heartwarming novel, South of Superior explores the deep reward in caring for others, and shows how one who is poor in pocket can be rich in so many other ways, and how little it often takes to make someone happy.
RATING - 3 STARS  - I Liked It

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