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Marion Legrand arrives from France with her daughter after receiving a cryptic letter from her ailing sister Mimi, unaware of what lies in store for them in Florida. They are assailed by a coterie of oddballs at an “otherwise stable no-nonsense age discretionary retirement community”. It’s late-life crisis at Sunny Glen Palms, and from the golf greens to the clubhouse the ...more
Paperback, First, 267 pages
Published December 13th 2013 by Wild Card Press
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Petra
My original Sunnyville audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.
In his debut novel, Ricko Donovan explores live, relationships, and death in a 55+ retirement community in Florida in 2004. The action takes place on the golf course, by the community pool and at the club house where the neighborhood is gearing up for Flora’s 100th birthday party. Flora is temporarily looking after her great-great-granddaughter, Melinda, a teenager who is wise beyond her years, is struggli
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Carolyn
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book had such potential but alas, it was page after page of the mundane lives of a bunch or seniors living at a retirement community called Sunnyville. Occasionally there was a little excitement but it was followed by another day of the same 'ol, same 'ol. It dealt with some meaty issues of the elderly, like Alzheimer's, but never went deeper than the surface. Way too many characters, NO quotes on dialogue which was probably meant to be a style of writing but it didn't work. I really wanted ...more
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Ricko Donovan is an award-winning singer/songwriter and folk music multi-instrumentalist. He has published two novels, Sunnyville and The Broken Promised Land. Sunnyville was a Nashville Lifestyles Magazine's 2014 Summer Reading List pick. His short story Smokes was included in the Ohio Review. He lives in Nashville TN.

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