Sunday, February 28, 2016

Count Your Blessings by Sharon Sala


Synopsis via Amazon.com:

Previously titled Color Me Bad, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sharon Sala dishes up Count Your Blessings, a contemporary romance piled high with love, laughter, and plenty of heart in Blessings, Georgia!

As the respectable wife of the town preacher, Patty June Clymer never thought she'd have to worry about a cheating husband. But when things come to a head, Patty decides to take charge of her life by kicking her no-good husband out her house, and getting a total makeover at the popular local salon. With a new spiky black haircut and a new outlook on life, Patty goes from mousy and meek to living large and in charge, and fairly starts a revolution in the small town of Blessings, Georgia.


This story started out with a bang! Anyone who has been cheated on or knows someone who has been cheated on will like the first few pages of this story! Revenge is best served with a pair of clippers and a lawn strewn with belongings.

Blessings, GA, the stereotypical sleepy little town with residents that know everything about everyone. The characters are colorful, the gossip juicy, and husbands are throwbacks from the 50's and 60's.

While Patty June is the main character, Miss Sala introduces you to the majority of the residents of Blessings. Each character has a distinct purpose to the story. But the story gets to be a little confusing with so many characters actually taking center stage. She does keep the storyline progressing and evolving, but it hits a climax and all of a sudden, the story is over.
Miss Sala left me confused and wanting more.
The ending felt like it was as far as she could go with the story and just quit. I know it is a novella, but I have read novellas that give you closure, but still ties into another story. It doesn't leave you wanting to read another story, it just leaves you wanting.

How would I rate this novella? Well, I'm a little torn. I enjoyed the beginning, but was so disappointed in the ending. I will rate this a 2 star.

Disclaimer: I received this e=book for free through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.