The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield 

  

OVERVIEW

This snappy, sassy redemption story set in small-town Montana is “a wild and crazy debut novel by a talented young writer” (Jackie Collins), filled with an uproarious and unforgettable cast of characters you won’t want to leave behind.
Welcome to Quinn, Montana, population: 956. A town where nearly all of the volunteer firemen are named Jim, where The Dirty Shame—the only bar in town—refuses to serve mixed drinks (too much work), where the locals hate the newcomers (then again, they hate the locals, too), and where the town softball team has never even come close to having a winning season. Until now.

Rachel Flood has snuck back into town after leaving behind a trail of chaos nine years prior. She’s here to make amends, but nobody wants to hear it, especially her mother, Laverna. But with the help of a local boy named Jake and a little soul-searching, she just might make things right.

In the spirit of Empire Falls and A League of Their Own, with the caustic wit of Where’d You Go, Bernadette thrown in for good measure, Richard Fifield’s hilarious and heartwarming debut will have you laughing through tears.

REVIEW

MY, MY, MY!!!! I am struggling to form a coherent sentence after finishing this tale!!! 

This novel started slowly for me. But, it wasn’t long till I was vested in the wacky characters and not long after that…I couldn’t stop thinking about them. There are a good many characters in the read, however this tale would not be complete without a single one of them. Each individual is unique and has their own set of problems. The story would not work at all without each persons’ quirkiness. I am super amazed at this authors ability to pull in the reader and play on the emotions. 

I was on an airplane when I arrived at a real emotional part. I am not a crier. There have been a paltry amount of books that have made me cry. Let me tell you, if I had been at the end of this book at home, I would’ve been a basket case. Took me completely by surprise. 

The story is crass and sarcastic, but developed into an amazing read. One spot irked me a little and I hope someone catches it.  I am a pharmacist and the author misspelled a drug…I know minor, and yes, it is so minor. But, it is easily fixed and should have been caught. Xanax is not Zanax. OK! OFF SOAP BOX!

Now….go get this read today!! 
  



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I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 4 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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