A Book Review…about our own hometown literary hero’s new publication! Although this is a wedding blog, I occasionally write a review about a book I love, and often the authors are friends of mine. Usually, long distance friends. But Amy Snyder is not only a friend, but lives in my own town of Glastonbury, CT. I occasionally work with Amy. She’s warm, friendly, creative, and fun to be around. Read on for more about her delightful new book!
Mirabelle is a writer who just can’t finish any of the stories she starts. When her twins leave home for college, they take with them Mirabelle’s sense of identity. As she strives to adjust to her empty nest she is visited by someone unexpected: a character from the very first novel she ever attempted to write.
Characters from all of her unfinished works begin to materialize in her home, in her car, at her job. They talk, yell, and some even throw things at her. Mirabelle can see them, smell them, touch them and though she knows they’re not real, she can’t help but engage them. She created them, after all. They become part of her daily life and she finds herself alternating between hiding them from and sharing them with her almost-always-doting husband, Alex.
Some of Mirabelle’s characters are like good friends, encouraging her to finish something she’s started. Others manipulate her for their own needs and story lines. Good and bad, these characters are part of her and Mirabelle discovers she needs to both fix and finish them before they destroy her life, her sanity, and her marriage.
The lovely Amy Snyder
So what’s my take? Honestly? I loved it. I think if I had to pick the single most appealing aspect of this book, it would be it’s refreshing approach. But don’t forget the easy dialogue, great husband/wife dynamic/relationship. Snyder’s book is one where you say, “Ok. Just one more chapter.” That chapter slips into five. “Unfinished” is fun, and very relatable.
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