Lily Cameron is badly affected when her best friend Cat Hood leaves for Scotland. Then dramatic events slam her one after the other: her father dies, she inherits the family construction business, and then her girlfriend, Hannah, leaves for Amsterdam. Now Lily has to sort out her emotions, but can she do it alone?...
|Title||:||Girls with Hammers|
|Number of Pages||:||262 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Girls with Hammers Reviews
I read Cat Rising, this author's first book, and was really enthused. I laughed out loud, I stopped to think, I wanted to buy a motorcycle and some power tools, and then I thought, that was good. When have I enjoyed a book more? So I waited for the new book. It is as entertaining and thought provoking as the first one. In Girls With Hammers, Chadwick has created a community of not just quirky but endearing and believable and funny people, so real that you want to meet them. You will wish for a mother like Sophia, you will want to hang out on the back deck of Ozgirlz with her. The writing is so good that you won't notice that you are actually paying attention to the clear, precise, and evocative details of the Carolina hills. You will want to have a talk with Lily Cameron, the owner of an all-woman carpentry business. You will definitely want to include Hannah, Lily's wise and patient girlfriend. Most of all, you will long for a sexy and mysterious stranger like Arlo to wander into your life. If you are a transplanted southerner, or born and raised in the south, you will recognize the vivid and eccentric and very funny characters that seem to populate this community, from Lily's know-it-all brother to the sheriff who turns out to be just a guy she went to high school with. If you are a reader, you will be grateful for the absence of the fake southern accents and characters that frequent most writing set in the south. You won't find a Scarlet or a Melanie Wilkes in this bunch. What you will find is enough reality to make you forget you're reading a book, and make you want to pick up the phone and give Lily a call. She would advise you to stay away from the power tools and just let her do the job.What you won't be able to do is categorize this novel. It's funny, it's touching, and it lets us accept lesbians with tools as matter of factly as we do mothers who are as interfering and pushy and outrageous as Lily's. There are no stereotypes here. Lily is original and sometimes outrageous, but you will admire her stubbornness and her loyalty and wish she was your best friend. The only down side to reading this book is waiting for the next one. Cynn Chadwick has achieved an ease of evoking character and setting that few writers do, but I am certain all writers wish for.
Good book. I liked. Good characters. But not a fan of the ending. Maybe a sequel? Did not read the first book.