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Blue Straggler by Kathy Lynn Harris
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Jan 03, 12

Read from January 02 to 03, 2012

Bailey Miller isn’t happy with her life Texas, even though she may not fully understand why. She sometimes feels a disconnect from her family (her brother is the Golden Boy, Bailey – not so golden), but she loves her two friends Rudy and Idamarie, and works a well-paying job. But when the well-paying job practically forces Bailey to quit, an old family mystery is sparked, and Bailey tires of her not-so-smart life choices (often involving drinking) she packs up her Honda and heads out of the great state of Texas. Determined to get to Colorado and find out more about her great-grandmother Annie, Bailey doesn’t know what to expect when she gets to the tiny town of Gold Creek.

Once in Gold Creek, sleeping in a barn and driving a tow truck, Bailey realizes it might be harder to find what she is looking for – both with Annie’s mystery and Bailey’s own life. But as she slowly befriends the town and the citizens who live there, Bailey wonders if coming to Colorado wasn’t the best decision she’s ever made. Until she gets the news that Idamarie is in the hospital, and Annie rushes back to Texas. Once there, she gets another bomb dropped on her from Rudy. What decision will Bailey make now?

I really had fun reading and trying to decipher Bailey in Blue Straggler by Kathy Lynn Harris. Bailey is clearly dysfunctional, she admits it about once a chapter, but I really connected with her. I think all of us would like the courage to pack up our car and head out on our own every once in a while, and Bailey brings a spirit of adventure to the pages. All the Texas talk and stereotypes was pretty funny, but there was also a seriousness to Bailey and what she was doing with her life. I loved the vintage mystery aspect, and the twist at the end left me a little speechless. Sometimes I felt just a bit of a disconnect with the book, like Bailey was just a tad too off for me, but otherwise, I thought this book was great. Strong dialogue, unique characters, and great little subplots to keep the reader focused. I recommend!
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