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Backseat Saints
by Joshilyn Jackson

RRP €16.99

Backseat Saints
by Author Name Joshilyn Jackson

Book details for title
List Price:16.99
Format: Paperback, 205 x 134 x 26mm, 352pp
Publication date: 04 Aug 2011
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN-13: 9780446582377

Dubray Review

From the very first line, this book grabs you and won't let go until you reach the end. Rose Mae is sharp and sassy and a fighter. She has a survival plan to escape her marriage to Thom – an angry man with hard fists. As she puzzles out who she really is and why her life has turned out the way it has, Rose Mae is forced to confront the demons from her troubled past – her violent father and her childhood home in a shotgun shack – and to search for the mother who disappeared when she was eight. Never predictable, with vividly written characters, atmospheric descriptions and gripping storytelling, this tale of survival, hope and redemption rings true and is one that will stay with you for a long time. If you enjoyed The Help, you'll really enjoy this!

Karina Clifford, Dubray Books Blackrock

Description

Rose Mae Lolley is a fierce and dirty girl, long-suppressed under flowery skirts and bow-trimmed ballet flats. As 'Mrs. Ro Grandee' she's trapped in a marriage that's thick with love and sick with abuse. Her true self has been bound in the chains of marital bliss in rural Texas, letting 'Ro' make eggs, iron shirts and take her punches. She seems doomed to spend the rest of her life battered outside by her husband and inside by her former self, until fate throws her in the path of an airport gypsy - one who shares her past and knows her future. Hot-blooded Rose Mae escapes from under Ro's perky compliance and emerges with a gun and a plan to beat the hand she's been dealt. Following messages that her long-missing mother has left hidden for her in graffiti and behind paintings, Rose and her dog Gretel set out from Amarillo, TX back to her hometown of Fruiton, AL, and then on to California, unearthing a host of family secrets as she goes. Running for her life, she realizes that she must face her past in order to overcome her fate - death by marriage - and become a girl who is strong enough to save herself from the one who loves her best.

Reviews

"[Rose Mae's] journey pulses with fierce determination." "People (a "Great Escapes" pick)""