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The House on Moody Avenue

Title: The House on Moody Avenue
Author: Cellestine Hanneman
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Description: The House on Moody Avenue is a multi-faceted story about the many people who lived there. In the first part of the book the focus is on a girl named Lisette. Her story is one of heartbreak and of redemption. After many years of vacancy the house acquires a new owner and becomes a boarding house. The house takes on a variety of new residents and once again we are privy to the secret lives of the people living there. We follow the "life" of the house from the beginning to end.

Review

I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a quick read and was entertaining. I will say that I have never read a book quite like this. The grammar was all over the place and there were a slew of errors specifically with regards to quotations and capitalization. Also, the book is divided into three parts, which is odd for this particular book. The first part focused on the life of one character, Lisette. The second part has no real focus. There are a couple of chapters dedicated to each boarder, but then the stories sort of die out. The third part is almost irrelevant. I realize that the readers are there for the birth, life, and death of The House on Moody Avenue. However, the house does not seem to be the focus of the book until the second part. You almost fall in love with Lisette’s story and then we must move on to the Roaring 20s.

Like I said before, the book was a fun read. It was a little odd, but not in a way that kept you from continuing. It is awkward to explain what the book is really about: The people or the house? Personally, I think what really holds this book together is the Calico cat. I would recommend this book. The stories about the different characters are interesting and entertaining.

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I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


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