What is Mommy Reading? – “Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen”

This book was very slow for me to get into, but once I got about halfway it moved very quickly.  It was definitely an EASY read.  No difficult language or concepts.  I did have a little bit of a hard time really caring about some of the characters (and I’m not sure why).  There were MANY twists and turns (shockers) at the end of the book, but otherwise I can say I was a little bit bored before that.  If you want an easy read that does not require much thinking, than this is a good book for that.  It gets very high reviews on Amazon, and when we discussed this at Virtual Book Club others liked it more than me.  I may not have been in the mood for a book that starts slow.  Some themes in this book included dealing with death, single parent families, first loves, and finding your place in this World.  

Here is a description of the book (book is 304 pages): 

“” -It’s the early 1970s. The town of Ringgold, Georgia, has a population of 1,923, one traffic light, one Dairy Queen, and one Catherine Grace Cline. The daughter of Ringgold’s third-generation Baptist preacher, Catherine Grace is quick-witted, more than a little stubborn, and dying to escape her small-town life. Every Saturday afternoon, she sits at the Dairy Queen, eating Dilly Bars and plotting her getaway to the big city of Atlanta. And when, with the help of a family friend, the dream becomes a reality, Catherine Grace immediately packs her bags, leaving her family and the boy she loves to claim the life she’s always imagined. But before things have even begun to get off the ground in Atlanta, tragedy brings her back home. As a series of extraordinary events alters her perspective–and sweeping changes come to Ringgold itself–Catherine Grace begins to wonder if her place in the world may actually be, against all odds, right where she began.” - -Amazon.com

Personal Rating:On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest), I would rate this book an 6.  I overall liked the book despite the slow start for me.  The second half of the book would definitely get a higher rating than the first half from me.  You can get the book now on Amazon!  Just click on the book on the right sidebar to order!

Have you read this book?  What did you think?  What rating would you give it?  


  1. Enjoyed your review. I hate a slow starting book. I’m visiting from the Weekends With Lucy and Sam blog hop. I now follow your blog on GFC. Please check out my blog and consider following. Thanks.


  2. Thanks for the review–Atlanta is my hometown, so I might pick it up. It is fun to read a book that takes place in your hometown. I stopped by from the MBS Alexa hop. I will add you on Google+. I love to read, so I look forward to keeping up with your blog!

  3. I liked your review. Sometimes an easy read is nice, but those slow starts are tough!

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