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Monday, November 16, 2015

Stashes Book Review


Jackie and Steve Breeden, Baby Boomer parents, have built a solid, idyllic life on a small Midwestern farm. Aching body parts remind them that they are not getting any younger, and neither are their dreams. They long to get their lives on the road like their hero, the late Charles Kuralt. Opportunity arrives when their married son loses his job – and home – to foreclosure. They become reverse empty nesters, and buy a Winnebago to cut loose and explore America.

Son Brandon, and his ambitiously conniving wife Amy, embody their generation’s prevailing sense of entitlement. Before the older couple departs, Amy embellishes the micro-dairy business by growing and selling marijuana edibles, dragging Jackie into the scheme. As the local bank vice president, Amy secretly increases the amount of the Home Equity Line of Credit that financed the Winnebago. Oops – adventures and adversities ensue.

Stashes reaches behind the sensational headlines about job downsizing, recession, foreclosure, medical marijuana, and generational conflicts of ideals, expectations, and values to show how these issues can actually play out in comical real time. Our times.

I received a copy of this book at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

Review

This was a fresh and funny story about the generational gap. There are some glaring differences in how our parents generation handles situations and how our generation handles them. The characters in the story are funny and the story itself is engaging and believable. I read this pretty quickly, and enjoyed every page. The descriptions of the different locations in the book were vivid, and it is very easy to picture the beauty of the country. The interactions between mom and dad and son and daughter and in law are hilarious. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the story and can't wait to see what this author comes up with next!


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