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The Business of Children by Chloe Jonpaul and a Giveaway!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Vera Harriss, Deidre Fletcher, Mark Pettingill, and Stu Martel are elementary school teachers in the fictional town of Blevins, Maine whose secret, private lives change dramatically as you read.
Vera, who is about to retire, vents her anger during a Board of Education meeting with a speech that brings the audience to its feet. Why does Deidre, an exceptional teacher, leave the job she loves to become a corporate trainer down South? Then there is Mark, the perennial job hunter looking for a corporate position with more prestige and pay but then turns down the perfect offer when it finally comes through. Stu, one of the most popular teachers in the school, struggles with a deep, dark secret that he can only share with Deidre. What causes Stu's untimely death?
Vera Harriss, Dee Fletcher, Mark Pettingill, and Stu Martel are eager to share their intriguing secrets and entangled lives with you.

Good Reads Summary

The first quality the reader will notice about this novel is the characters. It is extremely easy to connect with them. The reader may not necessarily agree with their decisions and/or actions one hundred percent, but the reader and the characters will come to some sort of friendship. The novel is very interesting, covering a wide array of topics differing from character to character. The novel is a quick read, the reader won't be listlessly turning pages. The reader will enjoy finding that one character out of a few, he/she really likes and reading about him/her. Just about every main character has some redeeming quality. The reader will enjoy finding the different nuances of each one. This book is great for adults who enjoy novels concerning friendship, trial and tribulations, prejudice, etc...

4 Stars

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  1. Sounds like a terrific read! Thanks for the review--I happily joined your site.

    Jenny Milchman

  1. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    GFC quixoticdreamer


  1. Sarah M said...:

    I love books that centre on characters, each with their individual story. This sounds like an intriguing read with lots of secrets.