Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Comfort of Fences by Stacy Overman Morrison - Review & Giveaway

Genre: Contemporary/Women's Fiction
Publication Date: 17th October 2013
Pages: 244
Book Source: Virtual Author Book Tours

Synopsis: Comfort of Fences explores the unconditional love between a trio of women: Ruth, the matriarch and builder of boundaries; Denise, her special-needs adult daughter with powerful secrets of her own; and Georgia, Ruth’s best friend and source of strength and practicality. The dynamics of their relationships expose the ironies that the people we love the most can also be the people we most underestimate and that the strongest of loves has nothing to do with romance.

My Thoughts: 
So much to love in Comfort of Fences ... for all the heartache there's just as much hilarity, it's one of those stories that makes you feel protected and loved, wrapped in a warm blanket. 

The relationship between mother, daughter and best friend made me laugh, cry and smile in recognition. Unconditional love, mistakes, joys, sorrows and - right or wrong, the barriers erected to protect ourselves and others. 

I console myself that Georgia's coming, and then smile. My white knight will not ride in on a white horse. My white knight is an old, red-haired, irreverent lady who always knows when to hold my hand and when to kick my butt. 

As Ruth writes her life story for her daughter, we are taken back to mid 1950's; Ruth falls pregnant, Ruth and Georgia become firm friends and Denise enters the world. It's an intimate and touching look at their lives, loves and losses. Fast forward, and Ruth's advancing cancer is viewed with honesty and humour as she hastily makes plans for her 52 year old daughter's future (over-protectiveness can be a double-edged sword.) Denise's underestimated resilience and strength is inspiring and I adored Georgia for her unwavering loyalty and snark. 

"Speaking of bodily functions, that reminds me. I brought you something." Georgia returns from the guest bedroom with two pair of gaudily sequinned adult diapers. "I figured when you have to wear these things, you might as well make a statement." 

Stacy Overman Morrison effortlessly captures uniquely-special female friendships and the strength of family ties.    

Wouldn't we all grow beautifully in big pastures with distant fences.

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Giveaway:
I'm thrilled to offer readers the chance to win an eBook copy of COMFORT OF FENCES. To enter just leave a relevant comment or question for Stacy along with your email address. International!

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Giveaway ends 1st May and winner will be announced on my blog. Good luck everyone!


15 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhh this sounds wonderful! I love feel good friend stories!!!!!

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    1. I think you'll love this one Julie. Ruth and Georgia's friendship rang so true, it reminded me of the relationship I have with my best friend :)

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  2. Comfort of Fences sounds beautiful and heartwarming story, which I would enjoy reading. Lovely review :)

    My email is kaiehein@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks Kaie, a heart-achy topic but a heartwarming story ...

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  3. Thank you for such a lovely review of Comfort of Fences. I love the passages you picked to quote!

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    1. Thank you Stacy for a wonderful read. I can't believe how much time I spent laughing, Georgia IS my best friend ;)

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  4. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad you loved 'Comfort of Fences'!

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    1. Thanks for having me Teddy, I'm so pleased I got to read this treasure.

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  5. That good? I am not sure if it's for me

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    1. Give it a go B, I'd love to know what you think!!

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  6. This sounds like such a wonderful relationship read.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  7. I always look to your reviews for books to read. This book sounds like a read that I would really enjoy. I would love to be gifted this book! And if I do win, please know that I always pass on books to others to read. I don't collect books, I share them!
    Diana DiRubbo
    dianadirubbo@gmail.com

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  8. I've seen a few other favorable reviews of this one, so I am interested in reading it. As an ebook, chances are I would get to it sooner so please enter me. My question would be, how annoying is it that everyone wants to put an e in your name? ;)

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    1. Hello fellow Stacy without an e! As long as they get close enough to the spelling that they can find my book and buy it, I'm fine with an extra vowel! ;)

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  9. I hope I'm not too late! Thanks!

    etk229 at yahoo dot com

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