Friday, March 16, 2012

Downtown Green by Judy Christie (Review)

  • Paperback: 224 pages

  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (March 2012)

  • ISBN-13: 978-1426708992

  • When the highway bypass around Green opens with much fanfare, downtown dries up faster than cement on the roadway. Businesses close and the hospital becomes a clinic. While the road is progress to some, it seems to be leading Green toward a national trend–a town that is merely a shadow of itself.

    With the town going backwards, Lois Barker Craig is determined to save Green while juggling life as a new mom and owner of The Green News-Item. But can her plan rescue the town from the path it’s on? And what about Dr. Kevin and her son, Mayor Eva, Coach Chris and other familiar Green faces? How does this affect them?

    My Review:
    I loved this book and the whole series. I eagerly await each book. I have grown attached to the town and characters. This is book five in the series and if you have to read it on its own it would be okay but I recommend the whole series. Each new book in the series has more of an impact if you have read the previous ones. The central character in all of them is Lois Barker Craig, part owner and editor of the Downtown Green newspaper. She is a transplant to the little town of Green, Louisiana from the Midwest. There are other characters that repeat in the books too. They are all well written and the plot lines are engaging. Highly Recommended!

    Author Judy Christie loves to help busy people slow down and enjoy each day more – in her series of novels about Green, Louisiana, and her Hurry Less Worry Less nonfiction books. Judy started her writing career as the editor of The Barret Banner in elementary school and has kept a journal since she was nine (and still has all of them). She likes strolling around flea markets, walking in the park near her North Louisiana home and visiting friends and family on her vintage green Kitchen Couch. Her most recent books are Downtown Green, fifth in the Green series, and “Hurry Less Worry Less for Moms.” For more information, see

    Review copy provided by Pump Up Your Book in exchange for an honest review.

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