03 April 2011

Wee-view: The Fortune Quilt

Girl receives fortune-telling quilt.
Life flips.
Girl blames quilt.
Girl seeks out quilt-maker.
Girl mends and finds friendship and love in an avant-garde little town.

2¢ Worth: The Fortune Quilt has the 3 c's = a fun cover, concept, and characters. The concept is executed well and it is easy to get sucked into the array of eccentrics that inhabit the small Arizona town of Bilby. However, what really wooed me was Carly's close knit relationship with her family. I always find it refreshing when a character really values and loves her familia. Carly is close with her father and two sisters. But all of that is tested when her deadbeat mom suddenly reappears after 17 years. The Fortune Quilt by Lani Diane Rich is a quick and quirky (3 star) story about forgiveness, following your heart, and love.

Whippersnappers: There is profanity, mentions to sex, sexuality, homosexuality, transsexuality, alcoholism, and Wicca.

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30 comments :

  1. The 3 C's - cute cute cute!
    The first thing I thought of when I saw this post was "What a cute cover!" Then I read the blurb and thought "what a fun story!"

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  2. Ohhh I love when a story is about family! I read so much YA and the family element is usually shockingly missing from those books, so it's nice to read a book with strong family connections:) Love your 2 cents as always Juju!

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  3. A tight family relationship is always one of my favorite read. Great review!

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  4. This sounds like a cute book! I am glad to know that the family aspect has been presented well.

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  5. I like that you mentioned the family aspect...especially in kid's books it's like there always has to be some major family issues...we need more WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS!

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  6. Sounds cute :)
    I do like short and precise reviews :D

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  7. I am always envious of how your reviews can be short and sweet. I need to work on doing that, mine get way too lengthy!

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  8. The Three C's is a good measurement. I'm reading P.S. I Love You and I'm really digging the close family relations too.

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  9. I love your reviews Juju. How you manage to pack in all the relevant info in a few sentences is truly a gift.

    I hadn't heard of this book before, but it does sound great.

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  10. Walltowall: Thanks :)

    Bermuda & Misha & Blod: Definitely :)

    Jenny & Darlyn: Me too! & yes yes yes! They love making absent parents in YA :)

    Anita: Agreed :)

    Blueicegal: Thanks :) But don't change a thing. We all express ourselves differently and thank goodness for that :)

    BookBelle: Thanks :) I think I need to pick up PS I Love You. Have you seen the movie? I can't wait for your review. :)

    Missie: Thanks :D You so sweet to me *blushing*

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  11. I have to say - you really have a way with clever reviews! Loved the way you did this one too! :)

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  12. Nice, I loved the way you summed it all up for us.

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  13. Great review. You never fail to amaze me with how much you encompass in such a sort span of words where others (*raises hand*) would have taken paragraphs to accomplish the same. ^_^

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  14. Aths, Jenny N., Alexis, and GMR: Ahhh thank you darlings :)

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  15. Awww. This one sounds kinda cute..:D Im reading one right now called the Goodbye Quilt...what is it with quilts and sappy girl stories????

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  16. Tina: OMG yes! Quilt stories are so sappy good :)

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  17. sounds like quite an interesting concept!

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  18. Thanks for the Whippersnappers - I like to know what I'm in for when I pick up a book.

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  19. Stacy Novel: Most definitely. It's not often that a blanket tells you what's coming ;)

    JessicaBookLover: You're welcome :) I'm the same way.

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  20. Sounds charming! I, too, enjoy it when the family is close. (There's enough division and resentment in real life folks to go around.) I've read another book by this author and found it very sweet.

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  21. Sounds like a real warm and fuzzy read. Every once in a while on a day when you need a little pick me up, this kind of story hits the spot.

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  22. Renee Ann: Amen! :) Let me know if you remember the other book you tried by this author :)

    Gina Precious: Exactly! :)

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  23. This sounds really sweet! I love good family stories every now and then, I may have to look into this one. Fab review!

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  24. Great review!:)
    Very pretty blog..i must say!:)

    Komz
    http://komzreviews.blogspot.com/

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  25. I'm not a very forgiving person, I probably ought to read this...

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