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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Leaning Into The Curves by Nancy Anderson and Carroll Hofeling Morris - Book Blog Tour

About the Book:
“Leaning into the Curves,” by Nancy Anderson and Carroll Hofeling Morris, offers a delightful view of a little-known group of faithful Latter-day Saints know as the Temple Riders Association. Full of appealing characters and unexpected turns, it gives a new twist to what life can be like after "a certain age"!

Molly is happy with her life the way it is, but everything changes when her husband, Hank, retires. When Hank brings home a Gold Wing motorcycle and joins the Temple Riders Association, a “Mormon motorcycle gang” that combines road trips with temple work, things go from bad to worse.

Faced with the prospect of being left behind as Hank hits the road with his new group of friends, Molly starts making some changes of her own.

My Thoughts:

“Leaning Into The Curves” is a delightful tale of a maturing marriage, featuring an amiable couple who are struggling to adapt to the newness of a life of retirement. The authors bring a complex blend of whimsical humor with just a dash of heartache and misunderstanding to their story that will keep their readers turning the pages to see how Hank and Molly and their family and friends handle the variety of interesting situations that come their way!

The character of Molly is content with her life – taking classes galore, playing fiddle with her family, the Fiddling Finleys, and keeping her household immaculate and clean. But when her husband Hank retires, and suddenly finds himself with a lot of time on his hands, he upsets Molly’s applecart of routine, and she must either adapt to having her beloved husband around all the time and joining him in his “adventures” or alienating him in favor of her own set way of life.

I found myself getting frustrated with Molly’s attitude at first, thinking “woman, that’s your man – you’d better enjoy him while you got him!” But as the story progressed, I begin to understand Molly’s concerns and worries – and realized maybe she’s not so different than the rest of us wives who love and care for their families! That’s a sign of good storytelling when the authors can draw the reader into the story like that!

About The Authors:

Nancy Elizabeth Hofeling Anderson
Co-author of The Company of Good Women series.
Known for her flower gardens in her Sandy, UT neighborhood.
Favorite pastime: “lovin’ on” her eleven grandchildren.
Enjoys cooking, watercolor painting, digging in the dirt.
Has a crew of characters demanding she write their story.
Misses her dog, Pepper, who’s in doggy heaven.

Carroll Hofeling Morris

Co-author of The Company of Good Women series.
Transplant to Arizona who’s trying to learn Spanish.
Is happiest when her kids come to visit.
Wrote The Broken Covenant - called first serious LDS women’s fiction.
Rereads Pride and Prejudice for snappy dialogue.
Keeps trying to kick the Diet Coke habit.

Check out Nancy and Carroll’s delightful website at www.virtualsisters.net. “Leaning Into The Curves” is available at deseretbook.com and amazon.com

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review and was not compensated for my opinion.


Nancy Anderson said...

Thanks for taking a look at our book and sharing your opinion. I enjoyed rambling through your site--especially the music!

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Thank you for stopping by, Nancy!

Carroll said...

Ditto to everything Nancy said.

I'm hopping a plane tomorrow for SLC, and Nancy and I will leave for Boise on Friday, where we'll be speaking at and participating in the Temple Riders rally!

Check our blog (crustyoldbroads.blogspot.com) for running commentary.

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