Mini-Review: Miss Janie’s Girls by Carolyn Brown

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Miss Janie is at the end of a long and full life, but she has no intention of crossing that finish line until she’s found her girls…

It’s been ten years since Teresa and Kayla shook off the dust of Birthright, Texas, went their separate ways, and never looked back. Apart from their foster mom, Miss Janie, they don’t have many fond memories of their hometown. Or of each other. Still, neither can forget the kind woman who opened her home and heart to two teenagers in need.

When a private investigator—who just happens to be Miss Janie’s handsome nephew—tracks them both down and tells them Miss Janie is dying, Teresa and Kayla know deep down that they’ve got to be there for her as she had been there for them.

With Teresa and Kayla together again under the same roof, old tensions may flare, but with Miss Janie’s help, they might rediscover that home is the perfect place for new beginnings.

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Source: NetGalley and Montlake Romance          Rating: 3/5 stars

The Bottom Line: Normally, I would do nothing but gush about the latest Carolyn Brown read, but I find myself in new territory with this book.  I didn’t love this book and that sort of confuses me 😊   When it comes down to it, I didn’t find this book nearly as uplifting as I normally find Carolyn Brown’s books.  In fact, from start to finish, I found this to be one of the most depressing books I’ve read.  Miss Janie is such a sad figure and to see her life ending in such a manner is hard to swallow.  Though her girls and her beloved nephew are with her and supporting her through to the end, I just couldn’t get past how sad Miss Janie is and has been for so many years.  As always, there is nothing technically wrong with this book, but it is a heartbreaker even with the good bits thrown in to balance the bad.  With that being said, I think most Carolyn Brown fans are still going to like this book.  I know I’m in the minority 😊

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