The Other Mother by Holly Sharp had me laughing constantly! I enjoyed this uniquely styled book so much so that I forced my friend to read it with me. No if ands or butts. (I know its buts, but not today!)
I’ll probably be mimicking the dialogue from this book for a while and my girlfriend will probably get sick of me.
Also as a precursor for anyone who cares there is a bit of cursing in this novel.
There has been a murder in the town of Heron’s Bluff by an unseen force. A few days later a woman is attacked in her home. During the investigation Morgan Acacia, one of the town’s fishers, is dragged into this because the woman happens to be her ex-girlfriend.
The attempt to extract more information from Morgan’s ex-girlfriend, Isa, leads her down a rabbit hole.
Morgan Acacia does the fishing for the mining town of Heron’s bluff. She is pretty sassy and has a sharp tongue.
What a joy she was to read! I loved it. Her character was so full of…well… CHARACTER! She had me laughing out loud literally. You really can’t take her seriously.
Thalia Blackwood is Morgan’s daughter. If there is anyone cheekier than Morgan it’s Thalia.
Morgan and Thalia have amazing chemistry that it’s just dripping from the pages.
The Writing Style
I found this book very unique and amazing. The book is narrated from the perspective of Morgan. The writing style is extremely witty.
Oh I just loved the unique way that this book is written! I wanted to share so many moments and force everyone I know to read it. It’s a nice break from the serious les fic but at the same time has a good mystery to it.
I couldn’t exactly place the era this book occurs in. But I really don’t believe that it was detrimental to the story. Just accept it and enter the world this book creates for itself.
Hmm… how many times am I allowed to repeat myself? It was so funny! And has a good mystery storyline. I do want to say romance is only a tiny intsy binsy part of the novel but who cares?! I just thought it was that good. I would buy the physical copy of this book if I could (I checked already it’s not available) and shove my friends faces in it and insist that they read it.
Excerpt from The Other Mother by Holly Sharp
I regard her for a moment, before deciding to give in. “I heard something last night.”
“Something that kept me awake all night.”
“Was it my snoring?”
I chuckle at that.
“You don’t have to lie to me. I know I do it.”
“It wasn’t your snoring.”
I go quiet for a second, reconsidering whether or not I should tell her. “You’re gonna think I’m nuts.”
“So, no change, then.”
I give her a gentle shove with the sole of my boot.
She leans in toward me, her blue eyes fixed on my own. “What did you hear?”
“I heard a baby crying.”
She leans back away. “Seriously?”
“Yeah.” She motions toward the frozen wastes flowing past starboard. “Out there?”
“At night, in a blizzard?”
She falls silent for a few moments. “That’s weird.”
“I agree.” I get up, cross my arms and walk over to the railing on the side of the ship. “But, it gets weirder.”
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Note: I received a free review copy of The Other Mother by Holly Sharp. No money was exchanged for this review. I will always review books as honestly as possible and on occasion I refuse to review books.