“This continued from "You got to sin to get Saved". It was great revisiting the characters. Charlotte is still a mess. And unresolved issues with Cammy, Reesy, and Connie were resolved from the first book. I enjoyed the book.”see full review » see other reviews »
“This continued from "You got to sin to get Saved". It was great revisiting the characters. Charlotte is still a mess. And unresolved issues with Cammy, Reesy, and Connie were resolved from the first book. I enjoyed the book.”Nikki76 wrote this review Tuesday, May 8, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“So far this book is interesting with a characters that were from a dysfunctional family. Threes sisters are trying to overcoma a mother with a bad past and who pours her problems on her children. ”Regina wrote this review Monday, March 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Excellent read. This story brings you through the troubled relationship between a mother and her daughter's . Trying to get through the past and find understanding in the future. This is a must read.”DAZZLE wrote this review Friday, July 15, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I am such a fan of J.D.Mason and the characters of this series:John King, Connie, Reesy and Charlotte. This was a quick read for me because this book was just a follow up to the last book You Gotta Sin to Get Saved. There is no real drama here, but I still enjoyed reading about characters that were so interesting in the previous books.”Trina H wrote this review Monday, May 16, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“More Than A Notion,
Present day - To Charlotte Rodgers' dismay, it's been six months since her daughters, Connie, Clarice and Camille, left her behind in Murphy, Kansas, alone. Selfishly, she blamed them all and vowed to make them pay for how they'd mistreated her, even Reesy, her favorite. What Charlotte doesn't know is that for the last twenty-seven years, her past has been waiting for the chance to reconnect. Has enough time passed or is Charlotte still unprepared for this day?
Connie and John are new parents, learning as they go. John is now his own boss and determined to finally stay put. When he learns that Adam, his dad, has terminal cancer, he's headed home to Texas. What he didn't plan on was seeing Racine, his ex, again. Connie's supportive visit is met by Racine 's determination. Can their relationship survive another blow?
Clarice was the definition of perfection. A loving husband, three children and a fairy tale life, Princess Reesy has it all together. Or at least it appeared that way to others. Justin`s extramarital affair leads her to do the same. After all, he started it. Reesy is certain that if it hadn't been for his cheating first, that she never would've entertained the thought. But when she agrees to let Justin come home, she continues her affair with little thoughts of reconciliation. Will Reesy finally see things as they are?
Camille has been told what to do, how to do it and when to do it for as long as she can remember. All she's ever wanted was her mother's love. Now living in Denver , separated from her mother and her husband, she's drowning in misery. On automatic, Camille is working, living and trying to be a good sister. Is this what happiness is all about?
SOMEBODY PICK UP MY PIECES by J.D. Mason cohesively ties in every lost nook and cranny from ONE DAY I SAW A BLACK KING, DON'T WANT NO SUGAR, and YOU GOTTA SIN TO GET SAVED. I thoroughly enjoyed traveling through the pages, following along as the story holds readers captivate from the past through present day. Mason has impressively woven interesting characters, strong plots, and a time machine that is center stage connecting emotional family ties. I can definitely call Mason one of my favorite authors. A few editing issues, but nothing worthy of a distraction.
Highly recommended reading!
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“Pieces Picked Up,
"Somebody Pick Up My Pieces" picks up the pieces (pun intended) six months later where "You Gotta Sin to Get Saved" leaves off. Bitter in Murphy, Kansas , best describes Charlotte Rodgers. The tables are reversed as it's her daughters that leave her behind this time. To Charlotte's dismay, she won't be alone long. In Denver , Colorado, Clarice is still reeling from the breach in her marriage. But her husband Justin isn't the only one in default. Now the mother of a three-month-old, Connie is adjusting seemingly well to motherhood and things are good in her relationship with John King. But an early morning phone call may change all that. Cammy has lived her life for her mother Charlotte. Now, many miles away and finally in control of her own life, Cammy is having trouble living without her mom.
"Somebody Pick Up My Pieces" is a light read that will probably please most J.D. Mason fans, although the content is not as strong as her previous releases. It's quite readable, easily showing Mason's skill as a storyteller. Initially, I was surprised to learn this book was a continuation as I thought "You Gotta Sin to Get Saved" was the concluding chapter. Though it was nice to revisit these characters again, I do hope that this is the final installment.
Reviewed by: Toni