#32. Do Me, Do My Roots (Eileen Rendahl)

Book: Do Me, Do My Roots, by Eileen Rendahl

Genre: Fiction

Where I got it: Free Kindle download

Length: 245 pages

Briefly, it’s about three sisters who get together once a month to dye each other’s hair.  One is a widow, one separated, one not married.  It’s about their relationships with men, with their parents, and with each other.

Comments: This is a “chick lit” type book that treats real issues, like family bonding, the loneliness of widowhood, the support of women – especially sisters – for one another.  It’s funny, has a fairly predictable happy ending, but not superficial.  I enjoyed this a lot.

Challenges: Ebook reading challenge

The Sourdough Wars

Book: The Sourdough Wars (A Rebecca Schwartz Mystery), by Julie Smith

Genre: Cozy mystery

Where I got it: Free Kindle download

Briefly, it’s a murder/detective story, the detective being a twenty-something San Francisco Jewish lawyer.  The plot begins with a batch of freeze-dried sourdough starter which is about to be auctioned… The book is short; it’s a quick, light read that kept my interest and gave me several enjoyable hours of reading.

Anything else: Only when I couldn’t figure why the characters didn’t use cellphones did I realise that the book is from the 1980s.