Book Review: Downtown Green
About the Book:
When the short bypass around Green opens with much fanfare, downtown dries up faster than cement on the roadway. Businesses close and the hospital becomes a clinic. Mayor Eva must decide whether to sell her historic store or close it. The Holey Moley Antique Mall seems less like a dream and more like a nightmare. While the road is progress to some, it seems to be leading Green toward a national trend–a town that is merely a shadow of itself.
With the town going backwards, Lois leans on her faith, but her life as a new mom and newspaper owner leaves her with little time and when an old co-worker shows up on the scene with plans for the town she finds herself both suspicious and jealous. But can she come up with a plan to rescue the town from the path it’s on?
You could probably read this book as a stand alone, but I believe that you will enjoy it more if you read it after enjoying the other books in the “Green” series (Gone to Green, Goodness Gracious Green, The Glory of Green and Rally Round Green). If you have already gotten a taste of Green and her unique cast of characters then prepare to come back to your favorite small town full of all the antics and turmoil that captured your heart in the previous novels.
Join Lois and Chris, Katy and Molly, Eva and Dub, Tammy and Walt, Kevin and Terrance and the whole gang for a new set of challenges and joys.
In this fifth installment in the Green saga: Welcome back to community. Community that rally’s around each other and hopes for the future. Community that is more about roots and relationships than it is about ease and convenience. Community that knows that God is at work even when life appears to be pure chaos. Community that knows loss and change and isn’t destroyed by it. Community – it’s what keeps drawing me back to Green.
Pick up a copy of Downtown Green and see if it doesn’t draw you as well.