A Scattered Life

by Karen McQuestion | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 193559706X Global Overview for this book
Registered by BookLovinMama of Arnold, Missouri USA on 3/29/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by BookLovinMama from Arnold, Missouri USA on Wednesday, March 29, 2017
I picked this book up at a used book fair.

The story is mainly from the point of view of Skyla with chapters from her best friend Roxanne and her mother in law Audrey.

Skyla has settled into her life as a wife and stay at home mother, but is beginning to feel a bit anxious. When her daughter starts kindergarten, she takes a part time job at a book store in town. She takes pride in her work and begins to regain her voice.

Roxanne moved in a few doors down from Skyla with a brood of boys. Skyla and Roxanne quickly become friends, despite Skyla’s opinion of the Bear family. Skyla begins to relax some as a mother and realize that life isn’t always as she and her husband have assumed.

Audrey is a bit controlling and doesn’t understand why her three boys have pulled away from her. Her desire is to be close to her family and be involved in their lives. She feels excluded, even in her own home. She also tends to have a more negative personality.

The characters were written in a way that could easily translate into real life. I would have liked to know a bit more about Skyla’s past, which I think would have helped to develop the story a bit more.

Journal Entry 2 by BookLovinMama at Arnold, Missouri USA on Friday, September 01, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (9/1/2017 UTC) at Arnold, Missouri USA

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Releasing this book as part of iwillrejoice's ABC Author Bookring – M Authors. Sending this book to the next participant. Happy Travels!

Journal Entry 3 by Dove-i-Libri at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Saturday, September 16, 2017
Choosing this book from Iwillrejoice's ABC Authors Book Rings - US version - Letter M (Link)

April 7, 2018: Sent it along as part of Iwillrejoice's ABC Bookrings - Titles that begin with the Letter A (Round Two), and as part of Booklady331's "2018 Keep Them Moving Challenge" (Link).

April 10, 2018:Released as part of Iwillrejoice's ABC (Alphabet) Bookrings - US version - Books Beginning with the Letter A - Round 2
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Journal Entry 4 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Thursday, April 12, 2018
I am picking this book from round 3 of the ABC bookring. Thank you for sharing.

Journal Entry 5 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Monday, January 21, 2019
Skyla and her husband Thomas are cautious and careful about their lives and their parenting. Skyla used to be a wild girl but when she married Thomas, she settled into his settled life. The main characters: Skylar, the young woman whose mother died when she was young and father died when she was only nineteen lived "a scattered life" growing up moving from place to place so quickly that she never developed friends; Thomas, Sklar’s husband who is ten years older, settled and organized; Audrey, Thomas's mother who devoted herself to her family; Roxanne, Skylar and Thomas's new neighbor, a relaxed mother who takes raising five active boys McQuestion uses a couple of surprising plots twists to bring to story to a successful closure. Through knowing Roxanne, Skyla even gets the courage to take a part time job in a bookstore where she can use her creativity and she blossoms. The general themes of the book are how tragedy can make friends into family and your family into friends. Growth, understanding, and forgiveness are all wonderfully shown. I read this book in one day.

Reserved for ABC VBB

Journal Entry 6 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Monday, September 02, 2019

Released 3 mos ago (9/3/2019 UTC) at Cape Coral, Florida USA

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Enjoy! KTM RABCK to iwillrejoice for the ABC VBB

Journal Entry 7 by wingiwillrejoicewing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Friday, September 06, 2019
Arrived safely. Thank you!

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