In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Jiminy Davis abruptly quits law school and flees Chicago for her grandmother Willa's farm in rural Mississippi. In search of peace and quiet, Jiminy instead stumbles upon more trouble and turmoil than she could have imagined.
She is shocked to discover that there was once another Jiminy - the daughter of her grandmother's longtime ho...more
Unlike Sammy's Hill and Sammy's House there isn't so much humour in this book but Gore still creates characters that it's easy to like. Although the story takes place in the present day in a small town in Mississippi the story is based on two murders in 1966 which remain unsolved.
Jiminy Davis needs a break from her life in Chicago and on a whim decideds to visit her grandmother in Fayeville. There she meets Bo Waters, the nephew of he...more
Jiminy Davis is twenty-five years old, but already feels the strain of her law school studies that seem to be cramping her lifestyle. Seeking a break and a change of pace, Jiminy flees law school to visit her grandmother in Mississippi for the summer. Shortly after her arrival, she...more
Jiminy is an instantly relatable and real character. She breathes life and purpose into this novel. She has flaws - like a fear of cows. She seems to be the catalyst for all of the events that happen. My favo...more
(Again, I'm in readalike mode) I real...more
Sweet Jiminy is a different type of book altogether. Although Washington doesn't feature prominently, the main character is training to be a lawyer, and the person of interest in her love life is training to be a doctor. B...more
Sweet Jiminy deals with a lot of controversial issues, racism being one of them. This book mostly takes place in the south, Mississippi, to be exact. From history we all know that there were some harsh feelings and in this book, those feelings h...more
I loved Jiminy’s character – lost, confused but also desperate to find herself. She didn’t run from law school because she gave up hope but more because she needed t...more
This was a nice little book with a bit of mystery and a bit of romance. This appears to be Kristin Gore's effort to move away from the more 'fluffy' writing of her earlier book. This one is much more serious and really focuses on social issues.
Overall, I think this was a nice little book. I enjoyed it quite a bit. I really liked the main character, Jiminy. She was...more
Sweet Jiminy is filled with wonderful, complex, haunted characters who are all players in an equally wonderful, complex, and haunted story.
Even though the Whodunit was fairly obvious from the beginning, I still enjoyed the "unsolved crime" element and couldn't turn the pages fast enough to see how it would all be resolved in the end.
I was mesmerized by Kristin Gore's writing and will definite...more
I really did enjoy Sweet Jiminy. Jiminy's idealistic sweetness did really radiate through the pages and made her a very likable character. I thought her reactions to the attitudes she encountered was very genuine. And aided her in growing up just a little. She was forced to face harsh realities when she realized that people in Fayeville really HATED her for who she was spending her time with. At the same time though, with her working so hard to solve the m...more
Sweet Jiminy is the story of a young woman named Jiminy who leaves law school to “find herself.” The first place she thinks of going to is her Grandmother’s home in a small town in Mississippi. While there she uncovers a family mystery surrounding the deaths of two African Americans who were murdered back in 1966. After uncovering old wounds and cover-ups during her investigation, she encounters u...more
While Jiminy is trying to take a break from the stresses of life, she uncovers a 40-year old secret concerning a namesake she didn't even know existed. She latches on to the mystery like a pit bull and won't let go, hoping...more
Although Jiminy is the main character of the novel she isn't necessarily the narrator. We seem to learn the most about Jiminy and her life as she takes it upon herself to look into an unsolved cr...more