Uncategorized

Kickdown by Rebecca Clarren

The language is poetic, the main characters interesting, the setup somewhat cliche. Yet another young woman halts her career to return to a small town and save the family farm.

At the start of the book we are plunked down in the middle of fractured relationships. The tension is palpable from the first page.  We come to know everything about the hearts and minds of our main characters.

So when a major plot-point is resolved by the change of heart of a side character, with absolutely no insight given into what brought about the change, the resolution leaves the reader dissatisfied. Pressures evolve and dissipate rather than explode as the title implies.

That evolution makes for a worthwhile read, though, if not quite the one expected.  The main characters were engaging and well-written enough to want to want to follow.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.Required fields are marked *