May 29, 2016

Series Sunday: I Wish I Had a Red Dress

(Idlewild #2) 

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Revision. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

My Series Sunday pick is I Wish I Had a Red Dress, the second book in the Idlewild series by Pearl Cleage. Joyce Mitchell keeps her days occupied by running The Sewing Circus, an all-girl group she founded to provide needed services to young women of Idlewild, many of them being single mothers. When the state legislature leans toward no longer funding the group, Joyce and the girls find creative ways to keep the group active. Meanwhile, there's a new guy in town; finally someone to make Joyce's heart skip again and make her grab a sexy red dress

"It ain't Detroit, but ain't Nirvana either." ~ pg. 55

While I highly recommend the first Idlewild book, What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day, I did not enjoy this follow-up nearly as much. It was meh. The story line jumped around in the beginning making it hard to follow and to care.

It seems this novel is the last of the Idlewild series. Bookhearts, let me know if I am mistaken. I am still interested in the fate of a couple characters.

Title: I Wish I Had a Red Dress
Author: Pearl Cleage
Published: July 2002
Pages: 288
Edition: eBook
Rating: ♥♥


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