By Bonnie Dodge
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Three generations of Foster women– senior citizen Maxine, attention seeker Grace, and aspiring artist Abbie–think they are nothing alike. But they all share a secret. They wait. For love, for attention, for life, for death, for Idaho’s warm, but promising summer to return. In their journeys between despair and happiness, they learn there are worse things than being alone, like waiting for the wrong person’s love. With sensitivity and humor, Waiting carries readers into the hearts of three women who learn that happiness comes from within.Review:
Waiting is a story about three generations of the Foster women. Each of the women are completely different, and this book covers each of their stories. The story includes love, tragedy, secrets and a whole lot of drama unfolds which brings out new sides to each of these women.
Waiting was unbelievable! I haven't read a book like this in a very long time and I enjoyed every second of it. Out of the three main characters, my favorite was Abby. I think as a teenage girl myself, I could relate to Abby in many different ways. I loved that every time when a chapter ended, I would be so excited to see what was going on in another character's life. This is definitely one of my top ten recently read books, right now. I applaud Ms. Bonnie Dodge! Five stars!
Bonnie Dodge is co-author of the anthologies Hauntings from the Snake River Plain and Voices from the Snake River Plain, and author of Miracles in the Desert, a book of essays about Twin Falls, Idaho. She is an award-winning writer and has won honors for her short stories and novels. Her column, "Life in this Magic Valley" ran in Ag Weekly, a supplement to The Times-News for six years.