by Molly D. Campbell
Meet Beck (Rebecca) Throckmorton, in her 30’s and single; an Erotica Romance novelist who moonlights as a Starbucks Barista. One of her two best friends, Ella, lives across the street from her. What makes this even more dynamic is Ella is 80 years old. As familial chaos comes knocking on Beck’s door, she finds herself in a position to mentor Ella’s 8 year old great-grand daughter, Bob (Roberta).
Bob’s father, Charles, is in the military and recently redeployed to the Middle-East. With Bob’s mother being a drug addict, the only family left is Ella; bringing Bob literally to her doorstop.
Then Beck’s estranged sister, Diana, who is now married to Beck’s ex-boyfriend, Bryan, brings her own drama crashing back into Beck’s life.
Beck’s other best friend, Gail is set on getting both of them into committed relationships before they get “too old” adding another complication to an already chaotic cast of characters. The ironic thing is it’s real life, not art imitating life, but real life drama that is so surreal you don’t have to suspend disbelief; it’s messy, it’s emotional, it’s raw and sometimes dirty. But it’s also filled with love and loyalty and true friendship and the hope of a good life.
I laughed and I cried and I wanted the very best for each of these characters as if they were my best friends. That is testament to Campbell’s skill as an author. It felt real!
All of the tumultuous relationship up and downs, the drama, the heart ache, and the care given to each other made these characters a family. Crossing the Street is a story so funny in its jadedness but deep in its emotional bonds it is sure to touch the heart of any reader.
I, for one, would love to see more from these characters. There is so much of their lives that demand to be told. Please, Molly Campbell, bring us more of their stories!
Crossing the Street is one story you don’t want to miss!
To see Molly D. Campbell’s other works and plead with her to make this into a series (help me out here readers?) please visit her website at http://mollydcampbell.com
Thank you to The Story Plant for yet another exceptional novel!
FTC Disclaimer: I was given an ARC of this title for review purposes only; no other compensation was awarded.